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JC Northern Team of the Year 2012

By James Masters, June 6, 2012

After an enthralling season, the JC Northern All-Star team has been announced with South Manchester dominating the selection process.

Darryl Lee’s men won the league and cup double and boast four players in the team, while three MJSL clubs are also represented.

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Hamilton Court FX Olim Round-up June 3rd

By James Masters, June 6, 2012

Hamilton Court FX Olim Round-up June 3rd

Olim Cup Semi Final

Raanana 3
Aviv City 4

Aviv City reached the final of the Olim Cup following a dramatic last-gasp victory over Raanana.

Naor Lisha headed home an 89th minute winner as City came from behind to win a seven-goal thriller.

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Delmonte and Rosenberg leave Manchester for Republic

By James Masters, May 31, 2012

Republic of Mancunia have pulled off a managerial masterstroke after securing the signatures of Stuart Delmonte and Tony Rosenberg.

The duo, who left their roles at Manchester Maccabi 1st on Tuesday, have agreed a deal to take over the
Republic 1st team after their resignations were accepted by club chairman Howard Hyman.

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Abrams named MJSL Player of the Season

By James Masters, May 24, 2012

Bobby Abrams finished the season in style after celebrating his MJSL Player of the Year award with a stunning hat-trick.

The Haroldeans hitman took his tally to 24 league goals for the season to earn the MJSL Golden Boot following his heroics against Broughton.

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JC MSFL Top-Scorers: Final tally - May 20

By James Masters, May 22, 2012

Glenthorne United B player-manager Craig Sandford has finished as the top-scorer in the JC MSFL for season 2011/12. Sandford spearheaded the Thornes' Division Three title charge as they finished the campaign with a 100 per cent record.

30 - Craig Sandford (Glenthorne United B)

28 – Saul Conway (Shirley Park)

25 - Dan Hildebrand (Brady B - includes 7 for Faithfold)

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Maccabi's bad run continues

By James Masters, May 21, 2012

Manchester Maccabi duo Ray Tammam and Steve Pearlman added a club record stand of 89 – but it was not enough to stave off another league defeat.

Daniel Franks and Adam Schogger both picked up three wickets apiece during an innings which also featured more than 30 wides.

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South Manchester edged out by Forresters

By James Masters, May 21, 2012

South Manchester’s unbeaten start to the season came to a halt as they suffered an 18-run defeat against Forresters.

Despite dismissing their opponents for 124 from 34 overs, Steve Glicher’s side fell agonisingly short of their target.

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Cup joy for Crumpsall

By James Masters, May 17, 2012

TONY COHEN MEMORIAL CUP FINAL
Republic of Mancunia 1st 0 Crumpsall 2

Stuart Delmonte’s guest appearance inspired Crumpsall to a shock victory in the final of the Tony Cohen Memorial Trophy.

The Manchester Maccabi 1st boss was on the sidelines to guide Crumpsall past much fancied Republic of Mancunia 1st at Salford FC.

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Northern team of the week: May 13

By James Masters, May 14, 2012

Here is the Northern Team of the Week for May 13.

1. Josh Samberg (Manchester Maccabi 1st)
2. Ben Kay (Broughton)
3. Alex Lee (Manchester Maccabi 1st)
4. Adam Jackson (South Manchester SC 2nd)
5. Ashley Loofe (Manchester Maccabi 1st)
6. Toby Levy (South Manchester SC 2nd)
7. Louis Basso (Manchester Maccabi 1st)
8. Josh Klepper (South Manchester SC 2nd)

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JC MSFL Top-Scorers: May 13

By James Masters, May 14, 2012

30 - Craig Sandford (Glenthorne United B)

28 – Saul Conway (Shirley Park)

25 - Dan Hildebrand (Brady B - includes 7 for Faithfold)

24 - Jamie Kent (Brixton Old Boys - includes goals scored for Brixton B)

21 - Doron Weinstein (Redbridge Jewish Care C - includes one for B team), James Gold (LM Lions B)

20 - Assi Avital (UJIA)

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South on song

By James Masters, May 14, 2012

Greater Manchester Amateur Cricket League
South Manchester 149-7
Haughton Green A 102-all out
South win by 47 runs

Akiva Lieberman starred with bat and ball as South Manchester’s superb start to the season continued with a 47-run win over Haughton Green A.

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Manchester Maccabi finish in style

By James Masters, May 14, 2012

Tameside League Division Two
March Hare F.C. 1
Manchester Maccabi 1st 4

Manchester Maccabi 1st brought down the curtain on their season with a fine 4-1 victory over March Hare FC.

Josh Hayes scored twice, while young goal prodigy Jake Kelly marked his full debut with a fine effort as Maccabi sealed seventh place in Division Two of the Tameside League.

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MJSL round-up: May 13

By James Masters, May 14, 2012

Ben Johnson was the hero for Broughton as the basement boys finally gained their first win of the MJSL season.

Broughton had failed to secure victory in any of their 17 league games before sneaking past Crumpsall 1-0 to gain three priceless points.

Sydney Fulda’s men are three points behind Leeds Maccabi 3rd, who held Republic of Mancunia 1st to a 2-2 draw.

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Cup glory for Rovers

By James Masters, May 10, 2012

MJSL SHONN TROPHY FINAL
Republic of Mancunia 1st 2
Hyde Park Rovers 3

Hyde Park Rovers boss David Domb signed off in style as his side survived a fierce Repbulic of Mancunia 1st fightback to seal the Shonn Trophy.

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Northern team of the year nominations

By James Masters, May 9, 2012

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

The list was compiled following conversations with team managers and a number of players over the past couple of weeks.

There are also a number of separate individual categories for which players have been nominated.

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Domb wants Rovers cup glory

By James Masters, May 9, 2012

Hyde Park Rovers boss David Domb has urged his players to go out with a bang by finally getting their hands on some silverware.

Rovers face Republic of Mancunia 1st at Salford FC on Thursday night in the final of the Shonn Trophy with Domb’s men desperate to finish a frustrating season on a high.

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Klinger relishing new test

By James Masters, May 3, 2012

Michael Klinger says he is determined to rekindle his hopes of breaking into the Australia squad after making the move to County Championship side Worcestershire.

The former Maccabi AJAX star has made a steady start after swapping South Australia for New Road having signed a deal with Worcestershire until May 20.

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Jubilation for Joe Jacobson

By James Masters, May 3, 2012

Joe Jacobson believes his Shrewsbury Town side are all set up for a real crack at League One next season.

The Shrews sealed promotion following last weekend's 1-0 win over Dagenham & Redbridge.

And defender Jacobson insists his current team are more than capable of making the step up following a nine-year exile in the bottom tier.

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JC MSFL Top-Scorers: April 29

By James Masters, April 30, 2012

30 - Craig Sandford (Glenthorne United B)

28 – Saul Conway (Shirley Park)

25 - Dan Hildebrand (Brady B - includes 7 for Faithfold)

24 - Jamie Kent (Brixton Old Boys - includes goals scored for Brixton B)

21 - Doron Weinstein (Redbridge Jewish Care C - includes one for B team), James Gold (LM Lions B)

20 - Assi Avital (UJIA)

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Maccabi triumph in Feldman final

By James Masters, April 30, 2012

Harold Feldman Trophy Final
Manchester Maccabi 3rd 2
Oakhill Lions 0

Steve Bentwood heaped praise on his young guns after Manchester Maccabi 3rd denied Oakhill Lions a third consecutive Feldman Trophy triumph.

Jake Kelly scored twice in the first half at Salford FC as Bentwood’s boys overcame their opponents and the monsoon-like conditions to lift the cup.

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