James Masters

Leeds 2nd crushed by nine-man Torpedo

By James Masters, October 11, 2011

Leeds Sunday Alliance Division One
Torpedo Woodhall 4 Leeds Maccabi 2nd 2
Leeds Maccabi 2nd dismal start to the season continued as they suffered a fourth consecutive defeat against nine-man Torpedo Woodhall.

Simon Fisher’s men have failed to pick up a single point so far this campaign and have already conceded 22 goals while scoring three.

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Delmonte: Everyone wants to beat us

By James Masters, October 11, 2011

Stuart Delmonte has warned his Manchester Maccabi 1st to expect an almighty battle to retain the Peter Morrison Trophy after declaring: “Everyone wants to beat us.”

Maccabi defeated Faithfold A on penalties in last season’s final at Oldham Athletic’s Boundary Park to seal a glorious day for Delmonte and co-manager Tony Rosenberg.

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Domb calls for calm ahead of student derby

By James Masters, October 11, 2011

David Domb has urged his Hyde Park Rovers side to pull out all the stops in this week’s red-hot student clash with Oakhill Lions.

Leeds-based Rovers have won two of their opening three league games and have scored 14 goals in the process.

Rovers smashed six past Leeds Maccabi 3rd without reply last weekend and Domb wants more of the same against their Manchester rivals.

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Delmonte: We should've scored 10

By James Masters, October 10, 2011

Tameside League Division Two
Manchester Maccabi 1st 6 Astley Arms FC 2
Manchester Maccabi boss Stuart Delmonte was left scratching his head after his side failed to run up a cricket score against Astley Arms.

Delmonte’s men smashed six past their lowly opponents with Jonny Quinn taking the plaudits following his stunning hat-trick.

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Ten-man Leeds make their point

By James Masters, October 10, 2011

Leeds Sunday Alliance Premier Division
Queenswood Social 2 Leeds Maccabi 1st 2
Ian Selwyn paid tribute to his battling warriors as his 10-man Maccabi 1st emerged with a point from a hard-fought contest against Queenswood Social.

Dan Ross was sent off just after the break after receiving a second yellow card but Maccabi held out to claim a deserved draw.

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Northern Team of the Week contenders

By James Masters, October 10, 2011

Here are the Northern Team of the Week nominations.

Goalkeepers:
Mike Cross (Haroldeans)
Conor Rabett (South Manchester 2nd)

Defenders:
Aaron Englander (Sporting JLGB)
Jordan Sherne (Leeds Maccabi 3rd)
Dylan Sidle (Republic of Mancunia 1st)
Johnny Lewis (Republic of Mancunia 1st)
Loz Newman (South Manchester 1st)
Kyle Bentwood (Manchester Maccabi 3rd)

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MJSL round-up: October 9

By James Masters, October 10, 2011

South Manchester 2nd goalkeeper Gary Stewart was rushed to hospital with a facial injury during his side’s 4-1 defeat against league leaders Haroldeans.

Stewart received 15 stitches after being caught in the face by Adam Boyars, who was sent off on his first start for the Merseysiders.

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Beyond the power of the Almighty?

By James Masters, September 28, 2011

It has been a tough week in the sports department at the JC office with a certain Mr Caro still reeling from North London Raiders dismal start to the season.

It probably doesn’t help when you’re subjected to chants of ‘Danny Dire’ or ‘Caro out’ each time you walk in and out although it’s certainly entertaining to watch.

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We're the team to beat, says Gee

By James Masters, September 28, 2011

Haroldeans boss Ivan Gee has warned his side’s MJSL title rivals they face a fierce fight to knock the Merseysiders off their perch.

Gee’s men, who face Republic of Mancunia 1st on Sunday, have won all four of their league games so far this season and sit top of the table following last week’s 3-1 win over Oakhill.

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We lacked a cutting edge, says Simons

By James Masters, September 28, 2011

Manchester Accountants League Division One
Manchester Maccabi 2nd 0 Sporting Manchester 0
Martin Simons, the manager of Manchester Maccabi 2nd, was left frustrated after his side were held to a goalless draw by Sporting.

Despite dominating possession, Maccabi failed to find a way past their opponents in their latest MAL Division One clash.

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Lieberman passes the test of time

By James Masters, September 27, 2011

Akiva Lieberman says he was left in shock after landing the two top prizes at the Greater Manchester Amateur League cricket awards.

The talented all-rounder enjoyed a stunning season for South Manchester and picked up trophies for the highest individual score and highest batting average.

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Republic ready to bounce back, says Blackston

By James Masters, September 27, 2011

Les Blackston believes the good times are back at Republic of Mancunia following weeks of upheaval at the club.

Republic recently parted company with first team manager Stuart Shapiro despite having only unveiled him at the start of the season.

The departure of star striker Moshe Hasid, rumours of friction within the squad and a poor run of results ultimately led to Shapiro’s departure.

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Golden boy Grant can lead us to silverware, says Domb

By James Masters, September 27, 2011

Oli Grant has been tipped to fire Hyde Park Rovers to MJSL glory this season after making a sensational return to the club.

Last year’s top-scorer quit the Leeds University side during the summer after growing frustrated with the team’s disciplinary and off-field problems.

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We can topple champions, says Ullman

By James Masters, September 27, 2011

Alex Ullmann is adamant his Leeds Maccabi 3rd side can send shockwaves through the MJSL by inflicting a rare defeat on Manchester Maccabi 3rd.

Leeds, who have lost all three of their MJSL league fixturea so far this season, finally scored their first goal in last weekend's 6-1 defeat by Republic of Mancunia 2nd.

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We should've filled our boots, says Delmonte

By James Masters, September 26, 2011

Tameside League Division One
Manchester Maccabi 2 Farnworth Panthers 1
Stuart Delmonte believes his Manchester Maccabi side should have racked up double figures during Sunday’s cup clash with Farnworth Panthers.

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Injury mars Leeds match

By James Masters, September 26, 2011

Ian Selwyn admits his Leeds Maccabi players were left in shock after witnessing an opposition player suffer a horrific broken leg during last week’s draw with West Hunslet.

Oshri Amar was involved in a collision with a Hunslet player, who was left writhing in agony after a 50-50 challenge.

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Dynamic duo inspire Haroldeans

By James Masters, September 26, 2011

Haroldeans threw down the gauntlet to their MJSL title rivals after maintaining their perfect start to the season.

The Merseysiders, who have taken 12 points and scored 22 goals in their first four games, saw off Oakhill 3-1 as they continued to impress.

Bobby Abrams and Josh Silverberg did the damage and James Harris also netted as Ivan Gee’s men cruised home.

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Jacobson: Arsenal were different class

By James Masters, September 22, 2011

Joe Jacobson believes he endured the toughest night of his life after being given a tortuous time by Premier League giants Arsenal.

Shrewsbury star Jacobson was on the receiving end of a 3-1 defeat by the Gunners in Tuesday’s Carling Cup tie as the League Two side fell away after taking a shock lead.

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Our feet are firmly on the floor, says Bentwood

By James Masters, September 21, 2011

Steve Bentwood will spend this weekend basking in the Spanish sunshine but the Manchester Maccabi 3rd boss is adamant his stars won't be caught having a mid-season siesta.

Bentwood’s young guns edged a tightly-contested encounter against Republic of Mancunia 2nd courtesy of Sam Calmonson’s solitary strike.

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League is priority for Oakhill

By James Masters, September 21, 2011

Zack Gothelf is backing his Oakhill Lions to make a roaring start to their MJSL title challenge when they take on Haroldeans on Sunday.

The Manchester University side held their first training session on Wednesday and are hoping to hit the ground running when they take on the in-form Merseysiders.

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