James Masters

Northern team of the week: November 20

By James Masters, November 22, 2011

Here is my Team of the Week for November 20.

1. Josh Samberg (Manchester Maccabi 3rd)

2. Avi Rosenthal (Haroldeans)

3. Dylan Sidle (Republic of Mancunia 1st)

4. Danny Schweiger (South Manchester SC 2nd)

5. Rick Myers (Manchester Maccabi 1st)

6. Sam Calmonson (Manchester Maccabi 3rd)

7. Oshri Amar (Leeds Maccabi 1st)

8. Danny Rubinstein (Manchester Maccabi 1st)

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Gothelf: Lions are fearless

By James Masters, November 21, 2011

Zack Gothelf insists his Oakhill Lions won’t fear anybody when the draw for the semi-finals of the Harold Feldman Trophy is made on Thursday.

The Lions continued their impressive run of form by thrashing Leeds Maccabi 3rd 7-1 to record their fifth successive victory.

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Northern team of the week nominations

By James Masters, November 21, 2011

Northern Team of the Week nominees:

Goalkeepers:
Jamie Rudette (Leeds Maccabi 2nd)
Josh Samberg (Manchester Maccabi 3rd)

Defenders:
Danny Schweiger (South Manchester SC 2nd)
Ben Brownson (Manchester Maccabi 2nd)
Avi Rosenthal (Haroldeans)
Dylan Sidle (Republic 1st)
Darren Brewer (South Manchester SC 2nd)
Blake Englander (Republic 2nd)
Rick Myers (Manchester Maccabi 1st)

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Leeds Maccabi 2nd crash out

By James Masters, November 21, 2011

Leeds Maccabi 2nd crashed out of the Sunday Alliance Division One Cup following a narrow 2-1 defeat by Temple FC.

Despite dominating the game for long periods, Leeds were indebted to goalkeeper Jamie Rudette, who produced a stunning penalty save to keep his side level after 21 minutes.

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Red-hot Woolman inspires Leeds

By James Masters, November 21, 2011

Leeds Sunday Alliance Premier Division
Northern Star 2
Leeds Maccabi 1st 6

Dave Woolman continued his red-hot streak after firing Leeds Maccabi 1st to victory over basement boys Northern Star.

Woolman scored a hat-trick in the opening 30 minutes and grabbed his fourth after the break as Ian Selwyn’s side hit six against their local rivals.

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Rosenberg salutes ten-man Maccabi

By James Masters, November 21, 2011

Tameside Football League Division Two
Forresters-Dunkinfield 1
Manchester Maccabi 1st 5

Manchester Maccabi boss Tony Rosenberg reckons his side won’t lose another game all season if they play like they did in Sunday’s thrashing of Forresters-Dunkinfield.

Maccabi were forced to play 70 minutes with ten men after midfielder Louis Basso was forced off with an ankle injury

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Levy happy with cup cruise

By James Masters, November 21, 2011

Paul Levy believes his Republic of Mancunia 2nd side fully deserve their place in the semi-finals of the Harold Feldman Trophy.

Republic cruised past Crumpsall following a 4-0 victory with Gary Freeman, Blake Englander, Gabriel Silva and Andrew Shaffer all on target.

Levy says his players merited their victory over a Crumpsall team bang in form and is now eyeing further progress.

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Collins proud despite defeat

By James Masters, November 21, 2011

Neil Collins paid tribute to the players of South Manchester Sports Club 2nd and Manchester Maccabi 3rd after they marked the 30th anniversary of his mother’s death with a real cup thriller.

Both sets of players observed a minute silence in honour of former MJSL league secretary, Joan Collins, before playing out a cup classic in the Harold Feldman Trophy.

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Bentwood hails comeback kings

By James Masters, November 21, 2011

Steve Bentwood hailed his comeback kings as Manchester Maccabi claimed their place in the semi-finals of the Harold Feldman Trophy.

Traling 2-0 with just eight minutes remaining, Maccabi rallied to take the game into extra time through goals from Sam Calmonson and Max Lee.

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Gee happy with Sunday best

By James Masters, November 21, 2011

Haroldeans boss Ivan Gee hailed his side’s first-half performance against Republic of Mancunia 1st as their best of the season so far.

The Merseysiders scored three times inside the opening 45 minutes before claiming a 3-2 win to book their place in the semi-finals of the Harold Feldman Trophy.

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Harold Feldman Trophy round-up: November 20

By James Masters, November 21, 2011

Oakhill continued their quest for an unprecedented third successive Harold Feldman Trophy after crushing Leeds Maccabi 3rd 7-1.

The Lions, who have now won five games on the spin, booked their place in the semi-finals with a rampant second-half display.

Rob Selwyn scored a hat-trick, with Benji Las, Josh Daniels, Marc Woolfe and Harry Roache also on target.

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Furman: Bring on the giants

By James Masters, November 17, 2011

Dean Furman has set his sights on a mouth-watering showdown with a Premier League giant after firing Oldham Athletic into the second round of the FA Cup.

The Latics captain was on target as his side beat Burton Albion 3-1 at Boundary Park to set up a home clash with either Preston North End or Southend United.

Midfielder Furman is now hoping to guide Oldham into the third round where the lik

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Head of the class

By James Masters, November 17, 2011

Shachar Head underlined her status as the golden girl of British Powerlifting after claiming the world title in Glasgow.

The 15-year-old from Newton Abbot broke several records on her way to winning the teenage one class at the World Drug Free Powerlifting World Championships.

She also finished second in the 80kg open class behind world record holder Mary Anderson following another excellent

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Gothelf wants cup treble

By James Masters, November 15, 2011

Zack Gothelf has urged his Oakhill Lions to make history and become the first side in MJSL history to win the Harold Feldman Trophy three years in a row.

Oakhill moved up to second in the league table following last weekend’s 6-3 thrashing of Broughton and have lost just once all season.

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Northern team of the week: November 13

By James Masters, November 15, 2011

Here is my team of the week for November 13.

1. Simon Falk (Hyde Park Rovers)

2. Darren Brewer (South Manchester SC 2nd)

3. Ben Brownson (Manchester Maccabi 2nd)

4. Steven Berke (Leeds Maccabi 1st)

5. Dan Ross (Leeds Maccabi 1st)

6. Ben Roback (Hyde Park Rovers) STAR MAN

7. Marc Woolfe (Oakhill)

8. Howard Moss (Leeds Maccabi 2nd)

9. Alex Nadler (Broughton)

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Jackson quits Rovers for South

By James Masters, November 14, 2011

Hyde Park captain Adam Jackson has quit the Leeds side to sign for South Manchester Sports Club.

The highly-rated defender made his South debut as a 70th minute substitute during the 5-3 Peter Morrison Trophy win over Leeds Maccabi 2nd.

Jackson, who has played for South and Manchester Maccabi in the past, had been one of Hyde Park’s most important players in recent months.

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Northern team of the week nominations

By James Masters, November 14, 2011

Northern Team of the Week nominees for November 13.

Goalkeepers:
Simon Falk (Hyde Park Rovers)

Defenders:
Darren Brewer (South Manchester SC 2nd)
Steven Berke (Leeds Maccabi 1st)
Dan Ross (Leeds Maccabi 1st)
Ben Brownson (Manchester Maccabi 2nd)

Midfielders:
Ben Roback (Hyde Park)
Oli Senchal (Hyde Park)
David Herman (Hyde Park)
Marc Woolfe (Oakhill)

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JC MSFL Top-Scorers: November 11

By James Masters, November 14, 2011

16 – Saul Conway (Shirley Park)

14 - Terry Jeffries (Temple Fortune B)

13 - Jamie Kent (Brixton), Stefan Benfredj (Shirley Park), Ben Simons (Faithfold C)

11 - Craig Sandford (Glenthorne B)

10 - Doron Weinstein (Redbridge C)

9 - Glenn Michaels (Chigwell), Joel Kutner (Los Blancos), Ben Hart, (NL Raiders C)

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Haroldeans get rude awakening

By James Masters, November 14, 2011

Fraser Saville believes Haroldeans have been given a real wake up call after they crashed to their first defeat of the season and were dumped out of the Peter Morrison Trophy.

The Merseysiders, who have won nine out of nine in the MJSL and are nine points clear at the summit, were trounced 5-0 by Leeds Maccabi 1st in Yorkshire.

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Gilman back with a bang

By James Masters, November 14, 2011

Adam Gilman made a dream return to action after an injury-ravaged year by heading Leeds Maccabi 1st into the last 16 of the Peter Morrison Trophy.

The popular midfielder suffered a nightmare knee injury during last year’s quarter-final clash against eventual winners Manchester Maccabi.

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