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.


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.”