Cohen clinches it for Oakhill Lions

By David Gold, January 25, 2011

Oakhill Lions won a topsy-turvy game 3-2 with a last minute winner from Dan Cohen. Joni Kleiman had put them in front early on before Saul Clarke and Ben Rose put Westdene ahead at half time. Alex Goodman got Oakhill’s equaliser before Cohen’s winner, to the dismay of Westdene manager Steve Davis.

“It could have gone either way. think it was a very good advert for the MJSL considering we’re both in bottom four or five.”


Haroldeans humbled by Westdene 2nd

By David Gold, January 25, 2011

Bottom of the table Westdene 2nd stunned MJSL champions Haroldeans with some superb defending allied to ruthlessness on the counter attack.

Daniel Klapish scored both Westdene goals, with Haroldeans getting a goal back from Jamie Harris. The home side’s manager Ivan Gee felt his side dominated but that the visitors deserved the win.

“Haroldeans had about 80-90% of the play but we could not score. They played well. Their goalkeeper was very good and Klapish is fabulous, a very good player.”


JLGB blow MJSL title race wide open

By David Gold, January 25, 2011

Sporting JLGB stunned league leaders Manchester Maccabi 3rd with a dominant display as they over powered the hosts to end their 100% league record.

Max Rose had put Maccabi in front, but three second half goals from Aaron Englander, Jarod Cohen and Adam Schwinger won all three points for Gavin Sharpe’s men. His counterpart, Martin Simons, admitted that Sporting were the better team on the day.

“It was a good game, we got muscled out of it for the first and the opposition deserved their win.


Title rivals finish all square

By Danny Caro, January 24, 2011

Hyde Park and Republic of Mancunia failed to take full advantage of Manchester Maccabi 3rd’s shock defeat to Sporting JLGB.

Yochai Zorno cancelled out Oli Grant’s opener from the penalty spot for the home team whose player-boss Phillip Braham rued a missed opportunity.

“With Manchester Maccabi losing, a draw was a perfect result for them but not so perfect for us. We would have loved the three points but they came back strong. We should have killed the game off in the first half. Overall it was a good game with a fair few chances.”


Manchester Maccabi 3rds make it 10 out of 10

By Danny Caro, January 18, 2011

Daniel Rubenstein (2), Harry Myers, Max Rose, Adam Stevens and an own goal helped Manchester Maccabi 3rds maintain their six-point advantage over the chasing pack as they thumped Westdene 2nd 6-2 in the MJSL.

Maccabi controlled proceedings throughout, but Westdene set themselves up defensively in the first half and were able to keep Maccabi largely at bay as a result.

The visitors were playing their first league game for over a month, and it showed as they displayed signs of rustiness in the final third.


'We're top - but nothing has been won yet,' says Mancs boss Simons

December 22, 2010

It has been a case of so far, so good for Manchester Maccabi 3rd who go into 2011 six points clear at the top of the Joan Collins Premier Division.

Martin Simons' side have won nine out of nine as they look to win the title for the first time.

Despite their imperious form, Simons is refusing to make any predictions about his team's title hopes and is wary of the perils that injuries could pose to their challenge.


The belief is back, says Sidle

By David Gold, December 16, 2010

Ryan Sidle, assistant-manager of Sporting JLGB, believes that the team has overcome the fear factor after climbing to sixth in the Joan Collins Premier Division following a hard fought win over Oakhill Lions.

A goal from Sam Goodman earned JLGB their fourth consecutive victory in the league's only game to beat the weather.

Sidle, standing in for manager Gavin Sharpe, said: "We are on a good run with four consecutive wins against sides we would consider tough games. Now we're in a position where we go into games believing that we can win."


Three cheers for Crumpsall

By Danny Caro, November 23, 2010

Crumpsall claimed a comfortable 3-0 victory in the basement battle against Westdene 2nd to climb above Oakhill in the Joan Collins Premier Division.

Ben Kayzer and Ben Burton dominated proceedings for Crumpsall’s, controlling the midfield and ensuring that the home side were unable to impose themselves on the game.

It was no surprise when Crumpsall capitalised on a poor clearance from Dan Caplan as they had an effort cleared off the line before Shiran Kramer picked up on the loose ball to score from a tight angle.


MJSL review

By David Gold, November 23, 2010

Republic of Mancunia defeated Manchester Maccabi 3rd in a dramatic penalty shoot-out in the second round of the Shonn Trophy.

Jamie Lyons scoring the winning penalty for Anthony Bloch’s side as they defeated the Joan Collins Premier Division league leaders.

Bloch was delighted with his side’s victory, and immediately looked forward to a quick reunion with Maccabi in the league. “Maccabi now know that they have a big match on their hands this Sunday and hopefully the title race will be open if we beat them.“


It’s advantage Sporting

By David Gold, November 23, 2010

Sporting JLGB advanced to the third round of the Shonn Trophy following a stirring comeback as they defeated South Manchester Maccabi 2nd 4-2.

Maccabi went 2-0 up early through two goals from Jake Feinstein, one slotted home following a through ball as their defence went to sleep, and another after they failed to pick him up at a corner, allowing him to head home with ease.