James Masters

Northern team of the week nominations: December 4

By James Masters, December 5, 2011

Here are the nominations for the Northern Team of the Week.

Goalkeepers:
Akiva Lieberman (Sporting)
Jacob Shapiro (Oakhill)

Defenders:
Gavin Horwich (Sporting)
Aaron Englander (Sporting)
Dylan Sidle (Republic 1st)
Simon Nesbitt (Oakhill)
Oli Senchal (Hyde Park)
Avi Rosenthal (Haroldeans)

Midfielders:
Jonny Davies (Sporting)
Alex Woolf (Sporting)
Jacob Brunner (Oakhill)

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London calling for Peter Morrison Trophy holders

By James Masters, December 5, 2011

Peter Morrison Trophy holders Manchester Maccabi 1st will face a tricky trip to the capital after being drawn with North London Raiders B.

Stuart Delmonte and Tony Rosenberg’s men will travel to Brunel for the clash on January 29 to face a Raiders B side, who saw off Faithfold A to clinch their place in the last 16.

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Domb delighted with Shirley draw

By James Masters, December 5, 2011

David Domb is relishing the chance to return to London with his Hyde Park side after they were paired with Shirley Park in the Fourth Round of the Peter Morrison Trophy.

The Leeds-based students moved up to third in the MJSL following Sunday’s 6-2 win over Crumpsall and are starting to find their form after a slow start to the season.

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Brixton Old Boys A vs North West Neasden A

By James Masters, December 5, 2011

North West Neasden A exacted revenge on Brixton Old Boys A with a 3-1 win at Clowes. Marc Lazare, Danny Daggers and Ben Joseph did the damage with George Fierstone on target for the hosts. Photos: Marc Morris

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Gothelf hails hungry Lions

By James Masters, December 5, 2011

Zack Gothelf hailed the hunger and desire of his Oakhill Lions after they kept their title tilt on track with a gutsy 3-1 win over Republic of Mancunia 1st.

Despite falling behind to a Paul Basger strike, the Lions roared back with goals from Marc Maynard, Saul Shapiro and Marc Woolfe to seal another hard-fought victory.

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Haroldeans hit back

By James Masters, December 5, 2011

Ivan Gee believes Haroldeans are back on track following their emphatic 6-2 win over South Manchester Sports Club 2nd.

The Merseysiders were left reeling by Manchester Maccabi 3rd after suffering their first defeat of the season following the 2-1 reverse against the reigning champions.

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Northern Football round-up: December 4

By James Masters, December 5, 2011

Adam Boyars led the way as Haroldeans hit back from the hurt of last weekend’s defeat by smashing six past South Manchester 2nd.

After losing their unbeaten league record last Sunday, the Merseysiders were in no mood to suffer a similar fate and dispatched South with a six-goal salvo.

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Sheldon stuns Haroldeans

By James Masters, December 1, 2011

Sheldon Lee blew the MJSL title race wide open after leading Manchester Maccabi 3rd to a thrilling 2-1 victory over leaders Haroldeans.

Lee's double strike was enough to put an end to the Merseysiders' nine-match winning streak and cut their lead at the top to six points.

Maccabi boss Steve Bentwood believes the addition of a few more experienced heads in his team selection was the key to hi

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Gary Speed: He was a legend

By James Masters and Simon Griver, December 1, 2011

Gary Speed was "a legend and a hero", according to former Wales Under 21 star Joe Jacobson.

Shrewsbury defender Jacobson spent his childhood in awe of Speed's ability and was left shocked by his death on Sunday. Speed, who won the First Division title with Leeds made 85 appearances for Wales.

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Northern team of the week: November 27

By James Masters, November 29, 2011

Here is my Team of the Week for November 27.

1. Dan Garman (Manchester Maccabi 1st)

2. Ross Bloomberg (Oakhill Lions)

3. Marcus Shaffner (Leeds Maccabi 3rd)

4. Sheldon Lee (Manchester Maccabi 3rd) STAR MAN

5. Adam Jackson (South Manchester SC 2nd)

6. Phil End (Manchester Maccabi 2nd)

7. Joe Davis (Oakhill Lions)

8. Rafi Leeker (Manchester Maccabi 3rd)

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Northern team of the week nominations

By James Masters, November 28, 2011

Here are the nominations for Team of the Week:

Goalkeepers:
David Cohen (Manchester Maccabi 3rd)
Daniel Caplin (Republic 2nd)
Dan Garman (Manchester Maccabi 1st)

Defenders:
Ross Bloomberg (Oakhill)
Yisroel Fletcher (Crumpsall)
Sheldon Lee (Manchester Maccabi 3rd)
Rafi Lewis (Manchester Maccabi 2nd)
Blake Englander (Republic 2nd)
Adam Jackson (South Manchester SC 2nd)

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Cup nightmare for Leeds

By James Masters, November 28, 2011

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Banstead United 3

Leeds Maccabi 1st collapsed to an embarrassing defeat against nine-man Banstead United after squandering a two-goal advantage.

Ian Selwyn’s men appeared to be cruising into the next round after an own-goal and Dave Woolman’s eighth strike in three games had given them a 2-0 lead.

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JC MSFL Top-Scorers: November 27

By James Masters, November 28, 2011

There was no change at the top of the JC MSFL goal charts, meaning that Shirley Park hotshot Saul Conway continues to lead the way to the Golden Boot.

16 – Saul Conway (Shirley Park)

15- Terry Jeffries (Temple Fortune B), Doron Weinstein (Redbridge C)

14 - Stefan Benfredj (Shirley Park)

13 - Jamie Kent (Brixton), Ben Simons (Faithfold C)

12 - Ben Hart, (NL Raiders C)

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Manchester Maccabi crash out

By James Masters, November 28, 2011

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Manchester Maccabi crashed out of the Fred Davies Challenge Cup after slumping to a 3-2 defeat against King George FC.

Despite taking on a side in the division above, Maccabi created chance after chance with only a spectacular last-gasp save denying them the opportunity to take the tie into extra-time.

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Leeds eye Broughton battle

By James Masters, November 28, 2011

Leeds Maccabi 3rd boss Alex Ullmann has set his sights on next weekend’s battle of the basement when they take on Broughton.

Second-bottom Leeds were beaten 2-0 by Republic of Mancunia 1st after conceding two late goals and remain winless so far this season.

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Experience key for Bentwood

By James Masters, November 28, 2011

Manchester Maccabi 3rd bosss Steve Bentwood believes his side’s extra experience helped them overcome Haroldeans in a titanic tussle at Brooklands.

Sheldon Lee’s double was enough to give Maccabi all three points and inflict a first league defeat of the season on the visitors.

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Gee rues 'worst performance'

By James Masters, November 28, 2011

Haroldeans boss Ivan Gee was left to reflect on his side’s ‘worst performance of the season’ after they surrendered their unbeaten record.

Sheldon Lee scored twice to give Manchester Maccabi 3rd a deserved 2-1 win over the Merseysiders in a hard-fought affair and end their nine-match winning streak.

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Lions ready to hunt down Haroldeans

By James Masters, November 28, 2011

Zack Gothelf insists his Oakhill Lions are ready to roar to the top of the MJSL after moving to within six points of league leaders Haroldeans.

The Manchester students are unbeaten since the opening day and defeated Crumpsall 3-0 on Sunday thanks to goals from Josh Daniels, Eli Gottlieb and Alex Goodman.

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Northern football round-up: November 27

By James Masters, November 28, 2011

Sheldon Lee blew the MJSL title race wide open after inflicting a shock defeat on league leaders Haroldeans.

The experienced defender scored twice as Manchester Maccabi 3rd claimed a 2-1 win over the Merseysiders.

Haroldeans had won all nine of their league games before taking on the reigning champions, but were unable to maintain their perfect record.

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JC MSFL Top-Scorers updated

By James Masters, November 25, 2011

16 – Saul Conway (Shirley Park)

15- Terry Jeffries (Temple Fortune B),

14 - Doron Weinstein (Redbridge C), Stefan Benfredj (Shirley Park)

13 - Jamie Kent (Brixton), Ben Simons (Faithfold C)

11 - Craig Sandford (Glenthorne B)

10 - Ben Hart, (NL Raiders C), Edward Green (Bilbaum)

9 - Glenn Michaels (Chigwell), Joel Kutner (Los Blancos), Joey Glynne (Temple Fortune B)

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