James Masters

JC MSFL Top-Scorers: October 14

By James Masters, October 15, 2012

Summer signing Jamie Kent continues to lead the way for Division One promotion hopefuls Shirley Park in the battle for the coveted JC MSFL Golden Boot

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13 - Jamie Kent (Shirley Park)

10 - Ben Zloof (AC Mill Hill)

9 - Gideon Gold (Shirley Park), Adam Hersh (Los Blancos), Jono Gaon (Tottenham Chutspah), Terry Jeffries (Temple Fortune B)

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Northern Football round-up: October 14

By James Masters, October 15, 2012

Republic of Flixton continued their stunning start to the season by crushing Oakhill Lions in the opening round of the Harold Feldman Trophy.

The Manchester students had hoped to pull off a huge shock but were given short shrift as Republic cruised to a 7-2 victory.

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Northern football round-up: September 30

By James Masters, October 3, 2012

Republic of Flixton threw down the gauntlet to their MJSL rivals after smashing nine for the second time this season.

Republic are six points clear of defending champions Haroldeans following their 9-0 demolition of Leeds Maccabi 3rd.

Rob Jacobs continued his impressive start to the season by firing four goals, while Steve Garman and Daniel Garman both got two each.

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JC MSFL Top-scorers: September 16

By James Masters, September 19, 2012

Overall
10 - Ben Zloof (AC Mill Hill)

6 - Adam Goldman (Glenthorne Utd B), Adam Hersh (Los Blancos), Jono Gaon (Tottenham Chutspah), Terry Jeffries (Temple Fortune B)

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Leeds Maccabi crush Torpedo

By James Masters, September 19, 2012

Leeds Sunday Alliance Premier Division

Leeds Maccabi 9
Torpedo Woodhall 1

Leeds Maccabi bounced back from last week’s disappointment by thrashing Torpedo Woodhall in the Sunday Alliance Premier Division.

Dan Ross, playing as an emergency centre forward, scored five as Ian Selwyn’s men ran riot on their way to racking up nine goals in 90 minutes.

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London Lions round-up: September 16

By James Masters, September 19, 2012

Sam Stead scored twice as London Maccabi Lions Green claimed a 4-1 win in their under-18 Watford Friendly League clash against Croxley Guild Cougars.

Oron Sheldon and Isaac Virchis were also on target as Lions cruised to victory.

Lions White eased to a 3-1 win in their under-15 contest against Chorleywood with Jordan Grundman, Louis Greenham and Dylan Kaye on the scoresheet.

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Manchester football round-up: September 16

By James Masters, September 19, 2012

Republic of Flixton continued their stunning start to the season with the 9-0 demolition of Manchester Maccabi 3rd.

Maccabi, who had beaten Republic 1-0 in their previous meeting, were overwhelmed as Rob Jacobs grabbed a hat-trick for the league leaders.

Daniel Garman scored twice, with Jacob Kleinman, Steve Garman, Jacob Shapiro and Adam Tauber also getting on the scoresheet.

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MJSL round-up: September 9

By James Masters, September 12, 2012

Dan Garman’s hat-trick inspired Republic of Flixton to a crushing 7-0 win over FC Cosmos.

Garman netted a classy treble, while Saul Shapiro’s brace and further strikes by Daniel Selwyn and Jacob Shapiro completed the rout.

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Israel's World Cup hopes blown away

By James Masters, September 12, 2012

Israel’s hopes of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup were ripped to shreds as they slumped to a humiliating home defeat against Russia.

A dire first-half performance allowed Fabio Capello’s men to cruise to victory and leave Israel with just one point from their opening two group games.

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Northern Team of the Week: September 2

By James Masters, September 3, 2012

Here is the Northern Team of the Week for September 2nd.

1. Josh Samberg (Manchester Maccabi 1st)
2. Adam Tauber (Republic of Flixton)
3. Alex Lee (Manchester Maccabi 1st)
4. Alex Singer (Manchester Maccabi 1st)
5. Richard Black (Leeds Maccabi 1st)
6. Colin Abrahams (Leeds Maccabi 1st)
7. Jacob Kleinman (Republic of Flixton)
8. Charles Myers (Leeds Maccabi 1st)

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Maccabi make their point

By James Masters, September 3, 2012

Tameside League Division Two
Warwick FC 2
Manchester Maccabi 1st 2

Manchester Maccabi 1st came from behind to earn a hard-fought point at Warwick FC.

Trailing 2-0 at the break, Maccabi roared back after the interval thanks to an Adam Stevens penalty and an own-goal.

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Five-star Leeds shine on opening day

By James Masters, September 3, 2012

Leeds Sunday Alliance Premier Division

Leeds Maccabi 5
Republic International 1

Leeds Maccabi fired their title rivals a red-hot warning after producing a stunning five-star display.

Ian Selwyn’s men blew their opponents away with a fine opening day victory over Republic International.

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MJSL round-up: September 2

By James Masters, September 3, 2012

Republic of Flixton maintained their impressive start to the season with a comfortable 4-0 win over last season’s basement boys Broughton.

Jacob Kleinman continued his rich vein of goalscoring form with a double, while Adam Tauber and Moise Hasid also got in on the act.

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Dream ends for Kiryat Shmona

By James Masters, August 28, 2012

Champions League Third Qualifying Round Second Leg

Hapoel Kiryat Shmona 1

BATE Borisov 1

(BATE win 3-1 on aggregate)

Hapoel Kiryat Shmona’s dreams of facing the likes of Real Madrid or Barcelona in the Champions League were finally extinguished after a 3-1 aggregate defeat by BATE Borisov.

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MJSL Season 2012/13 preview

By James Masters, August 22, 2012

The MJSL kicks off this weekend with all 12 teams hoping for league success.

The newly-formed Republic of Flixton will be the team to beat this season following their acquisition of former Manchester Maccabi 1st managerial duo Stuart Delmonte and Tony Rosenberg.

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Hapoel's Champions League adventure continues

By James Masters, August 8, 2012

Uefa Champions League third qualifying round second leg
Neftci 2
Hapoel Kiryat Shmona 2
Hapoel win 6-2 on aggregate

Hapoel Kiryat Shmona secured their place in the Champions League play-offs following a hard-fought battle against Neftci.

Leading 4-0 from last week’s first leg, Hapoel grabbed a 91st minute equaliser to claim a 2-2 draw and leave them dreaming of the Group Stage.

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Gymnast Aly Raisman strikes gold at London 2012 again

By James Masters, August 7, 2012

Aly Raisman grabbed her second gold of the Games after triumphing in the women’s floor competition.

Raisman, dancing to Hava Nagila, scored 15.600 to take top spot and seal her third medal of London 2012.

The USA gymnast had claimed bronze in the individual beam earlier in the day in addition to the gold she won in last week’s team event.

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Bronze for USA star Raisman

By James Masters, August 7, 2012

Alexandra Raisman was made to sweat before claiming bronze in the women’s individual beam at North Greenwich Arena.

Raisman, 18, appeared to have missed out following her routine after judges placed her fourth with a score of 14.966.

But the American, who won gold in last week’s team event, was promoted into the bronze medal position after an appeal.

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Ben Haim defiant over Portsmouth future

By James Masters, August 7, 2012

Tal Ben Haim insists he will not be held responsible if Portsmouth are forced into liquidation on Friday.

The Israel defender, who has a year left on his £36,000 a week deal at Fratton Park, has yet to come to an agreement with the club’s administrators over his contract.

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Champions League glory for Hapoel

By James Masters, August 1, 2012

Uefa Champions League third qualifying round first leg
Hapoel Kiryat Shmona 4
Neftci 0

Hapoel Kiryat Shmona moved to within touching distance of the Champions League play-offs following a thumping victory in the first leg of their third round qualifying tie against Neftci of Azerbaijan.

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