James Masters

Northern Football round-up: April 14

By James Masters, April 15, 2013

Republic of Flixton are just one win away from securing their first ever MJSL title after crushing championship rivals Manchester Maccabi 2nd.

Republic cruised to a 5-0 win thanks to goals from five different players Saul Shapiro, James Rosenberg, Jonny Lewis, Rob Jacobs and Daniel Garman all got on the scoresheet.

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JC MSFL top-scorers: April 7

By James Masters, April 8, 2013

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34 - Jamie Kent (Shirley Park)

33 - Ben Zloof (AC Mill Hill)

24 - Jono Gaon (Tottenham Chutspah), Alex Elf (Hendon Utd SC C)

20 - Reiss Mogilner (Brady B), Adam Hersh (Los Blancos)

19 - Ben Polak (Oakwood B)

18 - Lee Cash (LM Lions A - 10 for Neasden A), Adam Stolerman (Redbridge JC A)

16 - David Joseph Cohen (FC Team C)

15 - Yishai Last (Hendon B)

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JC MSFL top-scorers: March 24

By James Masters, March 25, 2013

Jamie Kent continues to lead the way at the top of the JC MSFL leaderboard after Matchday 28 of the season.

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34 - Jamie Kent (Shirley Park)

32 - Ben Zloof (AC Mill Hill)

24 - Jono Gaon (Tottenham Chutspah)

19 - Reiss Mogilner (Brady B), Alex Elf (Hendon Utd SC C)

18 - Lee Cash (LM Lions A - 10 for Neasden A), Adam Hersh (Los Blancos)

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Northern Football round-up: March 24

By James Masters, March 25, 2013

South Manchester Sports 1st are on course for a historic double after booking their place in the semi-finals of the Peter Morrison Trophy.

Laurence Newman's men built on their impressive league win over Miam Miam last week by defeating reigning MSFL champions and cup holders Hendon United Sports Club A 3-1 after extra-time at the Armitage.

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Furman: The focus is on promotion

By James Masters, March 21, 2013

Dean Furman has set his sights on firing Doncaster Rovers into the Championship after sealing his loan move to the Keepmoat Stadium.

South African international Furman, who is out of contract at the end of the season, left Oldham last week following a four-year spell at the club.

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London Maccabi Lions A vs Faithfold A

By James Masters, March 18, 2013

Lions moved into the final of the JC Cyril Anekstein Cup following a 3-2 victory over Faithfold in Arkley.

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Northern Football round-up: March 17

By James Masters, March 18, 2013

Bobby Abrams kept South Manchester Sports Club 1st title hopes alive with a dramatic second half strike.

Abrams got the only goal of the game with 15 minutes remaining as South saw off rivals Miam Miam in a tussle between the top two in Manchester Accountants League.

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Northern Football round-up: March 10

By James Masters, March 11, 2013

South Manchester Sports 1st warmed up for next Sunday’s title tussle with rivals Miam Miam in perfect style by crushing basement boys Bowler 8-1.

South, who must defeat Miam Miam to have any chance of successfully defending their Manchester Accountants League crown, cruised to victory thanks to another hat-trick from Adam Lavin.

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JC MSFL Top-Scorers: March 10

By James Masters, March 11, 2013

The league's top two scorers were on the mark again on Matchday 26 of the JC MSFL season.

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34 - Jamie Kent (Shirley Park)

32 - Ben Zloof (AC Mill Hill)

24 - Jono Gaon (Tottenham Chutspah)

19 - Reiss Mogilner (Brady B), Alex Elf (Hendon Utd SC C)

18 - Lee Cash (LM Lions A - 10 for Neasden A), Adam Hersh (Los Blancos)

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Injury woe halts Silberman's NFL charge

By James Masters, March 8, 2013

Lauren Silberman’s attempt to become the first woman to play in the NFL ended in heartbreak after injury ended her lifelong ambition.

The 28-year-old, who was taking part in a regional trial to become a goal kicker in New Jersey, managed just two kicks before succumbing to a quad problem.

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JC MSFL Top-Scorers: March 3

By James Masters, March 4, 2013

Mill Hill goal machine Ben Zloof joined Jamie Kent on 31 goals at the top of the JC MSFL goal charts following his four-goal blitz against Boca.

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31 - Jamie Kent (Shirley Park), Ben Zloof (AC Mill Hill)

24 - Jono Gaon (Tottenham Chutspah)

18 - Lee Cash (LM Lions A - 10 for Neasden A), Adam Hersh (Los Blancos)

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Northern Football round-up: March 3

By James Masters, March 4, 2013

Richard Black hit a hat-trick as Leeds Maccabi 1st eased to a 3-0 win at West Leeds Wortley in the Sunday Alliance Premier Division.

Black, who missed a penalty early in the second half, atoned for his error by firing home another spot kick soon after.

The midfielder then doubled his tally for the afternoon with a close-range header before lashing home another penalty late on.

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Northern Football round-up: February 24

By James Masters, February 25, 2013

Republic of Flixton strengthened their grip on the MJSL title after defeating reigning champions Haroldeans 3-1 in Manchester.

Republic, who are now two points clear of Manchester Maccabi 2nd with a game in hand, saw off the Merseysiders thanks to Rob Jacobs’ double and a James Rosenberg strike.

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Heartbreak drives Furman’s fight

By James Masters, February 25, 2013

Dean Furman is desperate to soothe the pain of his Africa Cup of Nations heartache by leading Oldham to FA Cup glory.

The South Africa midfielder was left close to tears after missing his spot kick in the quarter final penalty shoot-out defeat by Mali just three weeks ago.

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Porokara handed Brentford trial

By James Masters, February 19, 2013

Finland international Roni Porokara has been handed a trial by League One side Brentford.

The 29-year-old, who had been playing in Israel with league champions Hapoel Kiryat Shmona, is a free agent after leaving the club last month.

Porokara, who has scored five goals in 22 appearances for Finland, is hoping to secure a contract until the end of the season at Griffin Park.

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Northern Football round-up: February 17

By James Masters, February 19, 2013

Leeds Maccabi 1st warmed up for next Sunday’s title showdown in style by hitting Armley Conservatives for six.

Ian Selwyn’s men must defeat league leaders and reigning champions New Unicorn to have any chance of landing the Sunday Alliance crown.

The teams currently sit level on points at the top with Maccabi having played two games more.

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Rivals no longer on a sticky wicket

By James Masters, February 15, 2013

The face of Jewish cricket in Manchester is set to be transformed this summer following the announcement that two of the biggest clubs in the city have merged.

South Manchester and Manchester Maccabi have joined forces and will play as Manchester Cricket Club in the Greater Amateur Cricket League this season.

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Kaplan to hang up his boots

By James Masters, February 15, 2013

Leading referee Jonathan Kaplan will retire at the end of the season.

The South African official, who has taken charge of more tests, Super Rugby and Currie Cup matches than anyone else in history, will hang up his boots following a 21-year career.

Kaplan said: "Rugby has been my life for the past few decades and I’ve made the decision with a tinge of sadness.

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It’s all kicking off as Nick makes his league premiere

By James Masters, February 14, 2013

Nick Blackman spent most of his youth cheering on the mighty Manchester United. But this week he found himself goal-hunting for a team fighting for survival in the top division.

The 23-year-old forward became the first English-born Jew to start a Premier League game when he played for Reading at Stoke City at the weekend.

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JC MSFL Top-Scorers: February 12

By James Masters, February 11, 2013

The race for the JC MSFL Golden Boot is hotting up nicely.

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28 - Jamie Kent (Shirley Park)

26 - Ben Zloof (AC Mill Hill)

18 - Lee Cash (LM Lions A - 10 for Neasden A), Adam Hersh (Los Blancos)

17 - Alex Elf (Hendon Utd SC C), Ben Polak (Oakwood B)

16 - Jono Gaon (Tottenham Chutspah)

15 - Yishai Last (Hendon B), Adam Stolerman (Redbridge JC A)

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