MJSL

No kids play

By Danny Caro, August 19, 2010

The MJSL have confirmed that there will be no junior section this year due to low numbers.

Last season saw the league run an Under 10 Division made up by three teams from South Manchester, two from Manchester Maccabi and one from Broughton and champions Haroldeans. This season, South Manchester Sports Club will enter their youth teams into the Altrincham & Timperley and Thameside Leagues.

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Alex Kaye is the MJSL Player of the Year

By Danny Caro, May 27, 2010

Oakhill Lions midfielder Alex Kaye is the MJSL Player of the Year.

Kaye, 21, received the Tony Waltzer Trophy after a season in which he scored twice in the Feldman Trophy final, including an extra-time winner.

In his final year reading history and sociology at the University of Manchester, Kaye has scored 13 goals, playing predominantly in central midfield as well as a brief spell at centre back.

Kaye said: "Winning the MJSL Player of the Year award is something I am very proud of. It's always nice to see your name engraved on a trophy.

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Oakhill Lions cup double

By Paul Rose, May 21, 2010

Oakhill Lions completed a cup double after beating Haroldeans in a five-goal thriller to lift the Feldman Trophy at Boundary Park.

Haroldeans forged ahead midway through the first half when Josh Rubin's low shot squirmed through the clutches of Oakhill keeper Mark Passer.

Oakhill spurned a golden chance to level on the stroke of half time when Jake Gilbert's weak penalty was saved by keeper Mike Cross. The miss did not prove too costly as three minutes later, Alex Kaye turned his marker and curled the ball into the bottom corner.

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Oakhill Lions complete cup double

By Paul Rose, May 17, 2010

Oakhill Lions completed a cup double after beating Haroldeans in a five-goal thriller to lift the Feldman Cup at Boundary Park.

In a match pitting together the newly-crowned MJSL champions and the cup holders, the Oaks enjoyed the lionshare of possession with Haroldeans content to soak up pressure and play on the counter-attack in an enthralling contest.

The tone was set as early as the third minute when Oakhill’s Dan Cohen was presented with an early chance but scuffed his shot wide.

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Oakhill Lions win Shonn Trophy

May 13, 2010

Two goals from Jake Gilbert helped Oakhill Lions win the Shonn Trophy after beating Manchester Maccabi 3rd 3-1.

An exciting final was not decided until the last few minutes at Salford City FC's Moor Lane ground.

Oakhill broke the deadlock on 38 minutes when Gilbert was left unmarked and volleyed home spectacularly from 10 yards.

The Oaks doubled the lead on the stroke of half time when a goalkeeping error allowed Ben Horn to fire home.

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Haroldeans take top spot

April 15, 2010

Goals from Johnny Abrams and Anthony Beilin sent Haroldeans top of the Joan Collins Premier Division after they beat long-time leaders Republic of Mancunia.

Billed as a potential title decider, the match on Merseyside proved to be a real thriller. Haroldeans settled first and came close when Zach Goodman's 30 yarder crashed against the bar. Republic forged ahead on 35 minutes when Paul Basger slotted past keeper Mike Cross.

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Haroldeans edge past Republic of Mancunia

April 13, 2010

Goals from Johnny Abrams and Anthony Beilin sent Haroldeans top of the MJSL Joan Collins Premier Division after they beat long-time leaders Republic of Mancunia 2-1.

The match on Merseyside was billed as a title decider and proved to be a real thriller.

Republic went into the match knowing that victory would take them six points clear. For Haroldeans, maximum points would put them in pole position, given that they have four games in hand.

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Mancunia widen gap at top of MJSL Premier Division

April 1, 2010

Republic of Mancunia opened a six point lead at the top of the Manchester Jewish Soccer League's Joan Collins Premier Division after thumping Crumpsall 6-1.

Paul Basger (2), Yochai Zorno, Ben Blackston, Darren Loofe and Anthony Bloch completed their 10th win of the campaign against a Crumpsall side that have no wins from 13 games.

Goals from Mike Gastwirth (2), Simi Hibbert (2), Uri Steinberg (2) and Matt Jacobs earned Broughton Park a 7-1 win over Sporting JLGB. Danny Jacobs grabbed a consolation.

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First defeat for Haroldeans

March 25, 2010

Goals from Jonny Lewis and Anthony Bloch helped surprise package Republic of Mancunia inflict a first defeat on Haroldeans in the Manchester Jewish Soccer League's Joan Collins Premier Division.

Fresh from their recent seven-a-side victory, Oakhill Lions beat Westdene 1st with goals from Daniel Cohen (3) and Jake Gilbert.

Michael Pine helped Crumpsall pick up their first point of the campaign in the draw against Sporting JLGB. Adam Schwinger after heading into the bottom corner.

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Winston named Team GB manager for EMG

By Danny Caro, March 16, 2010

Ben Winston will manage the Team GB Open football team at next year’s European Maccabi Games in Vienna.

Winston was assistant-manager to Jonathan Kestenbaum at last year’s Maccabiah Games, where the team took silver after losing to Argentina on penalties in the final.

Ben is the current assistant-manager at Wingate & Finchley. He was also part of the bronze-winning Open Football management team at the 2007 EMG in Rome.

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