James Masters

Northern football round-up: November 13

By James Masters, November 14, 2011

Peter Morrison Cup holders Manchester Maccabi 1st eased into the National Round following a comfortable victory over Republic of Mancunia 1st.

An own-goal and a second half double from substitute Jay McGarvey ensured Maccabi’s place in the next round.

Republic’s day went from bad to worse when Anthony Jacobs was shown a second yellow card for dissent.

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'We face ultimate test,' says Gee

By James Masters, November 10, 2011

Ivan Gee believes his Haroldeans team will face the ultimate challenge when they take on Leeds Maccabi 1st in Sunday's Peter Morrison Trophy clash.

MJSL league leaders Haroldeans have won all nine of their league fixtures this season and have raced 10 points clear at the summit.

But Ian Selwyn's Maccabi will start as firm favourites having booked their place in the third round of the Leeds a

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Joe Jacobson hopes to shine on big screen

By James Masters, November 10, 2011

Joe Jacobson is relishing the prospect of playing in front of the cameras when he comes up against non-league Newport County in the first round of the FA Cup on Saturday.

The Cardiff-born defender is set to start for Shrewsbury Town with a whole host of family and friends set to make the journey.

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Dean Furman's up for the cup

By James Masters, November 10, 2011

Dean Furman watched his beloved Chelsea win the FA Cup as boy – now he wants to lead his own Blue Army down Wembley Way.

The Oldham captain will lead his side out against League Two side Burton Albion at Boundary Park on Saturday hoping to embark on a route to cup glory.

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Sharpe ready to stoke the fire

By James Masters, November 8, 2011

Sporting boss Gavin Sharpe loves the fact his side has been labelled as the ‘Stoke City’ of the MJSL and says his players are ready to kick Hyde Park’s Peter Morrison Cup hopes in to touch.

Rovers manager David Domb has likened Sporting’s style of play to that of Tony Pulis’ Stoke ahead of the weekend’s clash at Frederick Road.

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Republic ready to rumble

By James Masters, November 8, 2011

Republic of Mancunia 1st boss Les Blackston has labelled Sunday’s Peter Morrison clash with Manchester Maccabi 1st as ‘David against Goliath’.

Cup holders Maccabi are strongly fancied to make the later stages of the competition despite enduring an inconsistent league campaign.

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Fisher targets rampant South

By James Masters, November 8, 2011

Leeds Maccabi 2nd are desperate to pull off an astonishing Peter Morrison Cup shock against South Manchester Sports Club 1st this weekend.

Maccabi have endured a dismal start to the season, losing all eight games in the Leeds Sunday Alliance Division One.

Simon Fisher’s side have scored just six goals and conceded 51 to leave them rooted to the bottom of the table.

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Sporting are just like Stoke, says Domb

By James Masters, November 8, 2011

Hyde Park boss David Domb has labelled Sporting JLGB as the MJSL’s very own version of Stoke City.

Rovers face Sporting in the second round of the Peter Morrison Cup on Sunday and Domb is expecting a bruising encounter against Gavin Sharpe’s troops.

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Northern team of the week: November 6

By James Masters, November 8, 2011

Here is my Northern Team of the Week for November 6

1. Nechemia Fagelman (Crumpsall)

2. Loz Newman (South Manchester SC 1st)

3. Dylan Sidle (Republic of Mancunia 2nd)

4. Harvey Kaye (South Manchester SC 1st)

5. Nathan Ezair (South Manchester SC 2nd)

6. Josh Rose (Leeds Maccabi 1st)

7. Jake Bentwood (Manchester Maccabi 1st)

8. Richard Black (Leeds Maccabi 1st)

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Gee awaits Leeds challenge

By James Masters, November 8, 2011

Ivan Gee believes his Haroldeans stars will face the ultimate challenge when they take on Leeds Maccabi 1st in Sunday’s Peter Morrison Cup second round clash.

MJSL league leaders Haroldeans have won all nine of their league fixtures this season and have raced ten points clear at the summit.

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Republic strength key for Levy

By James Masters, November 7, 2011

Republic of Mancunia 2nd boss Paul Levy believes the strength and size of his players proved too much for Manchester Maccabi 3rd.

Mark Clayton and Gary Freeman were on target for Republic, who moved up to second in the MJSL following their 2-0 win over Steve Bentwood’s team.

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Israel on course for world finals after victory over GB

By James Masters, November 7, 2011

Israel completed a double over Great Britain in their pursuit of a place in the 2013 Handball World Championship finals.

After winning at Crystal Palace last week, Israel turned on the style in the second game to win 29-20.

The result all but ends Britain’s chances of making the finals and puts Israel in pole position with qualification games against Austria still to come.

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Rosenberg left bemused by Maccabi

By James Masters, November 7, 2011

Tameside League Division Two
Manchester Maccabi 1st 2
Tameside United 3

Tony Rosenberg was left scratching his head after watching Manchester Maccabi 1st contrive to lose against ten-man Tameside United.

Jonny Quinn scored twice for Maccabi but it wasn’t enough as they slumped to defeat in a game where they hit the woodwork five times.

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Northern team of the week nominations

By James Masters, November 7, 2011

Northern Team of the Week nominees:

Goalkeepers:
Nechemia Fagelman (Crumpsall)
Daniel Caplin (Republic of Mancunia 2nd)

Defenders:
Loz Newman (South Manchester SC 1st)
Harvey Kaye (South Manchester SC 1st)
Toby Levy (South Manchester SC 1st)
Sam Franks (Broughton)
Nathan Ezair (South Manchester 2nd)
Dylan Sidle (Republic of Mancunia 2nd)

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Gothelf eyes title tilt

By James Masters, November 7, 2011

Zack Gothelf is adamant his Oakhill side can still catch runaway MJSL league leaders Haroldeans.

The Lions roared to a convincing 4-0 win over Leeds Maccabi 3rd on Sunday and have been in red-hot form in recent weeks.

Oakhill are 13 points behind Haroldeans with a game in hand but still have to face Ivan Gee’s side once again this season.

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Selwyn thrilled with 'outstanding' Leeds

By James Masters, November 7, 2011

Leeds Maccabi 1st produced an ‘outstanding performance’ according to boss Ian Selywn to book their place in the third round of the Leeds and District Sunday Cup.

Maccabi ran riot against Bradford-based Cuedos Rangers as they warmed up for next weekend’s Peter Morrison Cup clash with MJSL league leaders Haroldeans.

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Gee hails Haroldeans

By James Masters, November 7, 2011

Ivan Gee paid tribute to his Haroldeans stars after they claimed a ninth successive league victory.

Bobby Abrams blasted a hat-trick for the Merseysiders, who are now ten points clear at the top of the MJSL following their latest triumph.

Abrams had given Haroldeans a first-half lead before Dan Seligman equalised for the visitors just after the break.

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MJSL round-up: November 6

By James Masters, November 7, 2011

Haroldeans hot-shot Bobby Abrams returned to haunt former club Hyde Park after smashing a hat-trick to extend his side’s winning streak to nine league games.

Abrams took his tally to 13 for the season as Haroldeans moved ten points clear at the summit after seeing off Hyde Park 3-1 in Liverpool.

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Bor hails Fulda factor

By James Masters, November 2, 2011

David Bor believes the appointment of new boss Sydney Fulda has given Broughton’s players a new lease of life.

Fulda, who replaced Josh Bor at the helm last week, took charge of Broughton for the first time during Sunday’s agonising 2-1 defeat by South Manchester 2nd.

Two goals in the last 15 minutes gave South the points and condemned Broughton to an eight consecutive league defeat.

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Gothelf wary of Leeds

By James Masters, November 2, 2011

Zack Gothelf has warned his Oakhill side not to underestimate the challenge of winless Leeds Maccabi 3rd this weekend.

Oakhill are unbeaten in their past six outings and are just a point off second with a game in hand.

Leeds have lost six out of seven so far this term but Gothelf is expecting a tough test against Alex Ullmann’s side.

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