Danny Caro's Team of the Week: January 22

By Danny Caro, January 24, 2012

MICHAEL RHODES (SPEC FC) - “Unbelievable return after a 5 month injury enforced absence. Played like he had never been away and thwarted any danger before it materialised with his safe hands and expert positioning”


City bid for Biton unrealistic

By Simon Griver, January 24, 2012

Manchester City have made an official bid for MS Ashdod midfielder Nir Biton.

Club owner Jacky Ben Zaken said: "They want to take him on loan immediately and want an option to buy him in the future."


Pinner JFC go four points clear

January 24, 2012

Pinner JFC 3 Harvesters West 0

Pinner JFC claimed an emphatic win against the team third in their division which took the Sky Blues four points clear in an exciting hard fought game against inform Harvesters West.


Northern team of the week: January 22nd

By James Masters, January 23, 2012

Northern Team of the Week – January 22nd

Leeds Maccabi 1st goalkeeper Mark Miller has been named as the JC Northern Team of the Week Star Man.

Miller made several crucial saves during his side’s impressive 2-1 win over league leaders New Ireland Wood in the Leeds Sunday Alliance Premier Division.

JC Northern Team of the Week

Mark Miller (Leeds Maccabi 1st) STAR MAN


Berke stunner wins it for Leeds

By James Masters, January 23, 2012

Leeds Sunday Alliance Division One
New Ireland Wood FC 1
Leeds Maccabi 1st 2

Steven Berke scored a miraculous late winner to give Leeds Maccabi a last-gasp victory and leave boss Ian Selwyn in a state of shock.

Selwyn was ready to unleash a verbal volley when Berke took aim from fully 45-yards in the dying minutes of their clash at league leaders New Ireland Wood.


JC MSFL Top-Scorers: January 22

By James Masters, January 23, 2012

22 - Craig Sandford (Glenthorne B)

20 - Saul Conway (Shirley Park), Dan Hildebrand (Brady B - includes 7 for Faithfold)

19 - Doron Weinstein (Redbridge Jewish Care C)

17 - Terry Jeffries (Temple Fortune B)

16 – Dan Orgel (Redbridge JC B), Ben Hart, (NL Raiders C)

15 - Jamie Kent (Brixton), Stefan Benfredj (Shirley Park)


Northern team of the week nominations: January 22

By James Masters, January 23, 2012

Here are the nominees for Northern Team of the Week:

Jody Marks (South Manchester SC 1st)
Josh Samberg (Manchester Maccabi 3rd)
Mark Miller (Leeds Maccabi 1st)

Mike Stratton (South Manchester SC 1st)
Mark Addis (South Manchester SC 1st)
Sheldon Lee (Manchester Maccabi 3rd)
Adam Boyars (Haroldeans)
Paul Harris (Haroldeans)



Marks steeers Lions Blue into last eight

January 23, 2012

London Maccabi Lions Blue 4 London Maccabi Lions White 0

London Maccabi Lions Blue moved into the last eight of the Herts County Cup after beating their counterparts from the White team at Rowley Lane.


Saunders salutes Crumpsall

By James Masters, January 23, 2012

Zevi Saunders hailed Crumpsall’s performance as their ‘best of the season’ following a shock 5-2 win over South Manchester SC 2nd in the Shonn Trophy.

Crumpsall are well known as the ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ of the MJSL, but they were always in control in a wind-affected clash with South.

Dan Rose scored twice, while Ben Silverman, Ben Kayser and Frenchie Freedman rounded off the win.


Haroldeans boss Gee: Title is ours to lose

By James Masters, January 23, 2012

Haroldeans boss Ivan Gee says the MJSL title is his side’s to lose after they crushed title challengers Oakhill 4-0 to move nine points clear.

Jamie Harris scored twice, while Bobby Abrams and Cabral Christian were also on target as second place Oakhill were blown away.

And Gee says his side’s latest display shows they are determined to finish off the title race with a minimum of fuss.