Manchester 1st pay the penalty

By Danny Caro, September 13, 2010

A controversial last-minute penalty denied Manchester Maccabi 1st victory in the Thameside League Division One as they were forced to share the points following a four-goal thriller against Astley.

Played in windswept conditions, it was Maccabi who played the better football and dominated the first 25 minutes with some lovely one and two-touch football without an end product. But for all there lovely play it was Astley who scored first.


FC Team off to a flyer

By Danny Caro, September 13, 2010

FC Team got off to the perfect start in the quest for the Middlesex County League Division One title with a 3-0 victory over West Essex at John Lyon School.

Team went into the game missing a host of regulars, with James Korn, Jack Mosse, Laurence Judah, Kieran Allen Curry and new star Eddie Obinna all missing through injuries and holidays. However manager Mitch Young had new signings Dan Cohen, Josh Morris, Andy Croll and the returning Mitch Lassman to step in.


MJSL midweek round-up

By Danny Caro, September 8, 2010

Manchester Maccabi 3rd maintained their 100 per cent start to the MJSL season with a 2-0 victory over arch rivals South Manchester Sports Club 2nd.

Strikes from Max Rose and Josh Hayes took Howard Gruber’s boys clear at the top of the MJSL Joan Collins Premier Division.

Republic of Mancunia overcame Sporting JLGB 3-0 with goals from Jamie Lyons, Oli Basger and Simon Kaye.

Westdene 1st were awarded three points after Crumpsall forfeited due to a lack of players.


London Lions complete win treble

By Danny Caro, September 8, 2010

Goals from Ben Ellis, James Gershfield and supersub Adam Stolerman steered London Lions towards their third straight win as they overcame St. Albans City Reserves in a five-goal thriller at Broxbourne Borough.

This was not one of Lions’ most fluent performances, but with a record crowd in attendance and under the lights on the lush grasses at their new home, they showed that they are learning how to win games when not at their best.


Avram Grant out for West Ham Stoke game

By Simon Rocker, September 7, 2010

Avram Grant is unlikely to be on the touchline on Yom Kippur when West Ham play at Stoke.

The manager's team is in trouble. After only three games at the start of the season, West Ham have no points.

Mr Grant, who was in Israel last week, was tight-lipped about his Yom Kippur plans, but it is thought he will not travel to Stoke.

The West Ham boss, although not religious, has always observed Yom Kippur in the past.


MSFL season starts with a bang

By Danny Caro, September 7, 2010

The start of the JC MSFL season went off with a bang with 88 goals flying in across 20 matches.

A four-goal salvo from Daran Bern plus one from Brad Frankel earned Redbridge Jewish Care A result of the day as they thumped defending champions North West Neasden A 5-1.

A hat-trick from Daryl Phillips helped Faithfold A beat Hendon United Sports Club A 4-2. Dan Perkins added the other. Dovid Korman and Saul Conway replied.

Scott Levy and Jonathan Green earned Lions B a 2-0 victory over South Manx. Lions A were left frustrated in a goalless draw against Southgate Harmen A.


South Manchester win

September 7, 2010

South Manchester Maccabi 1st got their Manchester Accountants Premier League campaign off to a flyer after thumping Vida 4-2. Goals from Mark Jaffe, David Chaytow, Harvey Kaye and Toby Levy put the icing on the cake in Darryl Lee's first competitive match as manager.

Manchester Maccabi 1st kicked off the season with a 3-2 home win over Houldsworth in the Thameside League Division One.


Tyer flattens Deans

By James Masters, September 7, 2010

Ben Tyer hit four as Manchester Maccabi 3rd maintained their 100 per cent start to the season with a 4-2 win over Haroldeans.

After their opening day victory against Crumpsall, Maccabi continued their impressive run of form with hotshot Tyer stealing the show.

Not even Josh Silverberg's double could prevent Maccabi from making it six points from six as Haroldeans crashed to defeat in their first game of the season.

Elsewhere, South Manchester Sports Club 2nd made it two wins out of two with the 7-0 thrashing of Westdene 2nds.


Lions on the rise

September 7, 2010

London Lions climbed to fifth after completing back-to-back wins for the first time in the South Midlands League Division One.

A scintillating display was capped by a hat-trick from James Gershfield as they ended Sun Postal Sports' unbeaten record with an emphatic 6-1 win. Josh Kennet, Ben Ellis and Darren Yarlett complete the rout.

Gershfield (2) and Aron Barnes wrapped up a 3-1 success over Amersham Town.


Maccabi U11 start in style

By Danny Caro, September 7, 2010

Maccabi Under 11's kicked off their season with a solid performance in the their first game at the 11-a-side level.

Playing at home on a full size pitch for the first time was always going to be hard for the youngsters, and managers Mark Cook and Ian Ballin set the team up to play in a 4-1-4-1 formation.

Maccabi took the lead halfway through the first half when Marley Rubens picked up on the ball on the halfway line and danced around two defenders before squaring to Sam Green who made no mistake from eight yards.