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.


We're not ready to lift cup, says Delmonte

By Danny Caro, November 19, 2010

Stuart Delmonte, manager of Manchester Maccabi 1st, believes that his side needs to strengthen before they can consider themselves contenders to win the Peter Morrison Trophy.

His claim comes on the back of a 3-1 victory over arch rivals South Manchester 1st in a hard fought tie where all the goals came after half time.

South tried to stifle the visitors with Maccabiah star Michael Filson passing a fitness test to take his place in a five-man midfield. But once Maccabi broke the deadlock, there was no way back for South.


MJSL leaders march on

By Danny Caro, November 17, 2010

League leaders Manchester Maccabi 3rd cruised past a vastly weakened Westdene side in style, with both Max Rose and Josh Hayes netting hat-tricks.

Manager Martin Simons was pleased with the win, and was immediately looking forward to games coming up in the coming weeks against the Republic of Mancunia, whom they moved six points clear of with this victory.

“We have two important games against Republic of Mancunia, who look like our closest rivals, so we are concentrating on that at the moment, as well as the cup this weekend and then we’ll see how those games go.”


Hyde Park wins nine-goal thriller

By Danny Caro, November 16, 2010

A last-minute penalty from Dave Cohen helped Hyde Park Rovers return to winning ways as they won a nine-goal thriller against South Manchester Sports Club 2nd.

An end-to-end contest in the Joan Collins Premier Division saw Rovers dampen a rousing comeback by South and left manager Phillip Braham was relieved to clinch the points.

“We should have sealed the game off when we were 4-2 up, but credit to South Manchester for getting back into the game. We’re lucky to have come out with the three as it was a hard fought game.”


Westdene pay the penalty after points failure

By Danny Caro, November 16, 2010

Westdene went down 3-0 to Haroldeans but still took home three points as some of their players were stopped and handed a three point penalty for speeding. Things weren’t much better on the pitch for the visiting side, though they put up a valiant display in the face of an horrendous injury crisis. Half of their 18 man squad out through injury, meaning that they had to field two players without prior experience in senior 11-a-side football, one of whom had been out injured for a year.


We won't get carried away, says Simons

By David Gold, November 11, 2010

Martin Simons, manager of Manchester Maccabi, is refusing to get carried away after his team claimed an eighth successive league victory to open up a three point lead at the top of the MJSL.
A hat-trick from Adam Stevens took them three points clear of nearest rivals Republic of Mancunia.

"I don't want to be over-confident," Simons warned. "We could suffer injuries or other teams could go on a good run.

"What I would say is that if we continue to play as we have been then we stand a very good chance of being there at the death."


South Manchester rediscover winning formula

By Danny Caro, November 3, 2010

South Manchester 1st finally found their scoring touch against bottom of the table Accenture,and avoided being dragged into a relegation tussle in the process.

True to form, as happened last week, a chance was missed in the first minute when a Jacobs cross was somehow missed by the South forwards.

Ultimately it was not to affect the result but after missing a number of chances it was no surprise when South fell to the usual sucker punch conceding to a set piece after 30 minutes.


MJSL chief tells teams to clean up their act

By Danny Caro, October 29, 2010

League chiefs believe their latest meeting with club members will help curb the division’s violent streak.
Tempers have flared throughout the season with three red cards and 27 yellows having been dished out in the opening 36 games.

And following last week’s 20-man brawl in the game between Westdene 2nd and Sporting JLGB, league secretary Paul Rose is hoping the latest talks have helped clear the air.


Fever pitch: rules on violence to be tightened

By James Masters, October 22, 2010

MJSL chiefs are ready to crack down on clubs who fail to control their players following the latest outburst of violence.

Westdene 2nd and Sporting JLGB were involved in ugly clashes at the end of a bad-tempered league game as the MJSL's reputation was dragged through the mud once again.

Hyde Park Rovers were reprimanded earlier in the season after receiving a number of red cards, while the league has raised doubts over a lack of discipline shown by teams and players.


Republic don't fear anyone, says Bloch

October 14, 2010

Republic of Mancunia are determined to fire the title race wide open when they meet championship rivals Manchester Maccabi 3rd.

Republic sit third in the league, level on points with second place Maccabi and leaders South Manchester after an impressive run of form.

And after two Moishe Hasid goals gave them a 2-0 win at Oakhill Lions, Republic are now aiming to extend their unbeaten run with victory over Maccabi.

"We're bang in form at the moment and we just want to keep on playing and winning," said Republic star Anthony Bloch.