James Masters

Visit from Orient stars is a (care) home win in Ilford

By James Masters, November 25, 2013

In what has become a Mitzvah Day tradition, two Leyton Orient footballers visited Jewish Care’s Vi and John Rubens home in Ilford, where they chatted with residents, posed for photographs and signed autographs.

And among those David Mooney and Moses Odubajo met was a man who has supported the Os for more than 90 years.

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What’s the score? It’s Yom Kippur

By James Masters, September 13, 2013

Yom Kippur – the day where there’s no water, no food and worst of all, no football.

Old men with beards muttered to themselves, the girls in the gallery looked at me and then quickly turned the other way once I caught them staring and then there was the drone of the Rabbi’s sermon.

I couldn’t cope – and my parents knew.

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Twenty20 defeat for Manchester

By James Masters, July 8, 2013

T20 Cup Round 1

Manchester CC 179-6
A Lieberman 64

Offerton 182-5
Offerton won by 5 wickets

Manchester Cricket Club suffered defeat in their opening game of the Twenty20 Cup after losing out to Offerton by five wickets.

Akiva Lieberman hit seven fours and four sixes in a rapid 64 to help Manchester to 179-6 off their 20 overs.

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Manchester win derby clash

By James Masters, June 17, 2013

Manchester Cricket Club bounced back in style from last week’s defeat by winning the big clash with Salford by eight wickets.

Manchester, who suffered a 110-run loss against Forresters in their previous game, eased past their rivals in the battle of the two Jewish teams.

Huddy Lieberman’s stunning spell of fast bowling ripped through the heart of the Salford batting line-up.

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U-21 Israel-England match splits fans

By James Masters, June 5, 2013

England fans in Israel are bracing themselves for Tuesday's Uefa Under-21 clash at Jerusalem's Teddy Stadium.

The game is almost certain to be sold out for the final Group A game, with both teams hoping to be in with a chance of reaching the semi-finals.

Hundreds of English olim are expected to turn up to back England.

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JC MSFL top-scorers: May 19

By James Masters, May 20, 2013

With just one week of the season remaining, Jamie Kent looks odds-on winning the JC MSFL Golden Boot. Here are the latest standings ...

OVERALL

35 - Jamie Kent (Shirley Park)

33 - Reiss Mogilner (Brady B)

32 - Ben Zloof (AC Mill Hill)

28 - Adam Hersh (Los Blancos)

26 - Alex Elf (Hendon Utd SC C)

24 - Jono Gaon (Tottenham Chutspah)

20 - Ben Polak (Oakwood B)

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Seven up for Salford

By James Masters, May 20, 2013

Salford recorded a stunning seven wicket win over Trinity as their bowlers ran riot in Stockport.

Jonny Wineberg led the way with 4-16 as Salford dismissed last season’s cup finalists for just 49 runs in 22 overs.

Daniel Paul’s 3-8 and 3-15 from captain Robert Marks left Trinity in disarray as Salford made light work of Trinity’s batting line-up.

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Manchester Vets retain title

By James Masters, May 20, 2013

Manchester Maccabi claimed the MJSL Veterans Challenge Trophy after blowing away the opposition in rampant fashion.

In a three-team tournament, which also included Leeds Maccabi and Sedgley Park Celtic, Manchester won both its group games before easing to victory in the final.

After defeating both Leeds and Sedgley Park in the round robin, Manchester started the final as favourites.

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Manchester slump to defeat

By James Masters, May 20, 2013

Manchester Cricket Club suffered their first defeat of the season after falling 38 runs short in their run chase against Offerton.

Having been set a target of 150 for victory, Manchester were bowled out for just 112 with only Shaya Rabinovitz offering any resistance.

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Leeds can challenge for title, says Ullman

By James Masters, May 17, 2013

Alex Ullmann has urged his Leeds Maccabi 2nd side to target the MJSL league title following their stunning cup triumph.

Ullmann’s team became the first from Leeds to win the Tony Cohen Memorial Cup since the Judeans triumphed in 1987.

And after watching goals from Dan Davidson and Colin Abrahams condemn Crumpsall to a 2-0 defeat at Salford FC, Ullmann is demanding another step up.

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JC MSFL top-scorers: May 12

By James Masters, May 13, 2013

Jamie Kent looks odds-on winning the JC MSFL Golden Boot. Here are the latest standings ...

OVERALL

35 - Jamie Kent (Shirley Park)

32 - Ben Zloof (AC Mill Hill)

28 - Reiss Mogilner (Brady B)

26 - Alex Elf (Hendon Utd SC C), Adam Hersh (Los Blancos)

24 - Jono Gaon (Tottenham Chutspah)

20 - Ben Polak (Oakwood B)

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Leeds in title triumph

By James Masters, May 13, 2013

Leeds Maccabi 1st produced a five star showing to land their first ever Sunday Alliance Premier Division title.

Ian Selwyn’s men trounced Real Porto 5-1 pip defending champions New Unicorn by a single point to spark wild celebrations.

David Woolman’s four-goal blast and Richard Black’s penalty ensured a convincing win as Maccabi ended the season in style.

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Republic of Flixton seal MJSL treble

By James Masters, May 8, 2013

Republic of Flixton wrapped up the MJSL crown – but the new league champions won’t be around to defend their title next season after announcing a move into the world of non-Jewish football.

The club, which will compete alongside South Manchester Sports 1st in the Premier Division of the Manchester Accountants League, will instead enter a reserve side into the MJSL.

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Manchester stun champions

By James Masters, May 8, 2013

Manchester Cricket Club’s young guns produced a stunning late show to defeat defending champions Wilmslow.

Chasing 177 for victory, 14-year-old Dan Glicher and 13-year-old James Feldman steered Manchester home with just six balls remaining.

The victory had looked unlikely after Steve Glicher’s men had slumped to 90-6 following a middle order collapse.

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It's one down, two to go for Republic

By James Masters, May 3, 2013

Republic of Flixton claimed the first part of a possible treble after defeating Haroldeans 2-0 to win the Harold Feldman Trophy.

Adam Wilson and Saul Shapiro were on target at Boundary Park as Republic avenged their recent league defeat by the Merseysiders.

"I thought we just edged it,” said joint-manager Stuart Delmonte.

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Dream year for Doncaster's Furman

By James Masters, April 29, 2013

Dean Furman says Doncaster's dramatic dash to the League One title has capped off a dream year.

The midfielder spent the weekend celebrating promotion to the Championship after Rovers clinched an incredible last-gasp win at League One rivals Brentford.

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Leeds edge towards glory

By James Masters, April 29, 2013

Ian Selwyn has warned his Leeds Maccabi 1st players not to get carried away after moving to within touching distance of the Sunday Alliance League title.

Maccabi can win the championship with victory over Real Porto in their final game on May 12 – although they could be handed the crown sooner if other results go their way.

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JC MSFL top-scorers: April 21

By James Masters, April 22, 2013

Shirley Park's Jamie Kent remains on course to win the JC MSFL Golden Boot after Matchday 32 of the season.

OVERALL
35 - Jamie Kent (Shirley Park)

33 - Ben Zloof (AC Mill Hill)

28 - Reiss Mogilner (Brady B)

25 - Alex Elf (Hendon Utd SC C)

24 - Jono Gaon (Tottenham Chutspah)

23 - Adam Hersh (Los Blancos)

20 - Ben Polak (Oakwood B)

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Northern Football round-up: April 21

By James Masters, April 22, 2013

Republic of Mancunia were forced to put the champagne on ice after Haroldeans played the role of party poopers.

Republic had hoped to clinch the MJSL league title for the very first time with victory on Merseyside, but the defending champions pulled off an impressive 2-1 victory to deny Stuart Delmonte’s men.

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JC MSFL top-scorers: April 14

By James Masters, April 15, 2013

Jamie Kent finished the season on 35 goals after scoring in Shirley Park's final game of the season, but AC Mill Hill hotshot Ben Zloof has four games left to wrestle the title of JC MSFL Golden Boot winner 2012/13 away from him.

OVERALL
35 - Jamie Kent (Shirley Park)

33 - Ben Zloof (AC Mill Hill)

25 - Alex Elf (Hendon Utd SC C)

24 - Jono Gaon (Tottenham Chutspah)

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