James Masters

Haroldeans in seventh heaven after title glory

By James Masters, April 30, 2012

Haroldeans boss Ivan Gee believes his side are primed to dominate the MJSL for years to come following their title triumph.

The Mereysiders thrashed Crumpsall 7-0 to secure the league crown after making it 16 victories from their 19 games.

Christian Cabral and Jamie Harris both scored twice, while Bobby Abrams, Ali Goldsmith and Josh Silverberg completed the rout.

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MJSL: Haroldeans primed for title party

By James Masters, April 25, 2012

Haroldeans look set for a weekend of celebrations after moving to within a point of the MJSL title following a 2-2 draw with Hyde Park Rovers.

The Merseysiders were forced to come from behind as Bobby Abrams scored against his former club in the last minute to secure a draw and deny Rovers a hard-fought victory.

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Leeds did the league proud, says Selwyn

By James Masters, April 24, 2012

Leeds Sunday Alliance Premier Division
Leeds Maccabi 1st 4 AFC Waggon 2

Leeds Maccabi boss Ian Selwyn has already set his sights on next season as his side finished the campaign in stunning style.

Maccabi pulled off a superb 4-2 win over AFC Waggon to deny their opponents the league title and haul themselves up to a third-place finish.

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Gothelf eyes Oakhill glory

By James Masters, April 23, 2012

Oakhill boss Zack Gothelf reckons his side’s team spirit will give them the extra edge in Sunday’s Harold Feldman Cup final.

The Lions lads will have dinner together on Friday and Saturday night as they seek to plot their third successive Feldman Cup triumph.

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JC MSFL Top-scorers: April 22

By James Masters, April 23, 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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MJSL round-up: April 23

By James Masters, April 23, 2012

Manchester Maccabi 3rd brought the curtain down on their league season by edging out Republic of Mancunia 1st in a nine-goal thriller.

Jake Kelly bagged a hat-trick for the hosts with Jake Berger and Daniel Rubinstein also on target in the 5-4 win.

Daniel Batton grabbed a double with Mike Gastwirth and Ben Blackston amongst the goals for Republic.

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Northern team of the week: April 1

By James Masters, April 2, 2012

Here is the Northern Team of the Week for April 1st.

Conor Rabbett (South Manchester SC 1st)
Marcus Edge (Leeds Maccabi 1st)
Dylan Sidle (Republic of Mancunia 1st)
Dan Ross (Leeds Maccabi 1st)
Adam Tauber (Manchester Maccabi 1st)
Alex Singer (Manchester Maccabi 1st)
Harvey Kaye (South Manchester SC 1st)
Daniel Taylor (Manchester Maccabi 2nd)
Daniel Batton (Republic of Mancunia 1st)

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'Travesty of justice' for Maccabi

By James Masters, April 2, 2012

Tameside League Division Two
Manchester Maccabi 1st 1
Windmill Failsworth 2

Manchester Maccabi boss Stuart Delmonte reckons his side’s defeat by league leaders Windmill Failsworth was a ‘travesty of justice’.

Maccabi dominated the contest and could have had the game wrapped up before half-time, but for some wayward finishing and inspired goalkeeping.

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Northern team of the week nominations: April 1

By James Masters, April 2, 2012

Here are the nominations for Northern Team of the Week following the action on Sunday April 1.

Goalkeepers:
Conor Rabbett (South Manchester SC 1st)
Gary Stewart (South Manchester SC 2nd)
Josh Samberg (Manchester Maccabi 1st)

Defenders:
Adam Tauber (Manchester Maccabi 1st)
Adam Green (Manchester Maccabi 1st)
Jordan Sherne (Leeds Maccabi 3rd)
Marc Collins (South Manchester SC 2nd)

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MJSL round-up: April 1

By James Masters, April 2, 2012

Josh Bor wrote himself into Broughton folklore after firing the MJSL basement boys to their first victory of the season in the Tony Cohen Memorial Cup.

Sydney Fulda’s men pulled off a convincing 3-0 win over Leeds Maccabi 3rd to clinch their place in the semi-finals of the competition.

Bor opened the scoring for the home side before Osher Landes doubled Broughton’s advantage.

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Battling Leeds make their point

By James Masters, April 2, 2012

Leeds Sunday Alliance Premier Division
Leeds Maccabi 1st 2
New Ireland Wood FC 2

Curtis Bitton-Price climbed off the bench to keep Leeds Maccabi 1st’s faint title hopes alive after scoring a spectacular equaliser.

The midfielder, who was suffering with injury, played through the pain barrier and came up trumps after his unstoppable 40-yard effort claimed a point for Maccabi.

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JC MSFL Top-scorers: April 1

By James Masters, April 2, 2012

28 – Craig Sandford (Glenthorne United B), Saul Conway (Shirley Park),

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

23 - 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)

19 - Terry Jeffries (Temple Fortune B)

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Republic’s magnificent 7 strike gold

By James Masters, March 30, 2012

Republic of Mancunia 2nd manager Paul Levy paid tribute to his players after they lifted the Mike Samberg Israel seven-a-side trophy.

Levy’s side defeated Hyde Park Rovers 3-2 on penalties following a 1-1 draw in the final.
Daniel Klapisch kept his nerve to score the winning penalty, while keeper Dan Caplin was the hero after pulling off a number of stunning saves.

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Selwyn praises 'strong ref'

By James Masters, March 27, 2012

Leeds Maccabi boss Ian Selwyn heaped praise on referee Philip Worth following a racist incident during his side’s Leeds Sunday Alliance League Cup clash.

Selwyn was left fuming after a player from Leeds Amateurs was shown a straight red card for making an alleged racist comment during last Sunday’s 3-2 defeat.

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Selwyn wants Leeds reaction

By James Masters, March 26, 2012

Leeds Sunday Alliance Premier Division Cup Semi Final
Queenswood Social FC 8
Leeds Maccabi 1st 1

Ian Selwyn has told his Leeds Maccabi players to ‘take it on the chin’ after being handed a brutal battering by Queenswood Social FC.

Maccabi crashed out of the Leeds Sunday Alliance Premier Division Cup after conceding six times without reply in a nightmare first half.

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Republic 2nd in seventh heaven

By James Masters, March 26, 2012

Republic of Mancunia 2nd boss Paul Levy paid tribute to his players after they lifted the Mike Samberg Israel seven-a-side Trophy.

Levy’s men defeated Hyde Park Rovers 3-2 on penalties following a 1-1 draw against the Leeds students in the final.

Daniel Klapisch kept his nerve to score the winning penalty, while keeper Dan Caplin was the hero after pulling off a number of stunning saves.

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No stopping Manchester Maccabi

By James Masters, March 26, 2012

Tameside League Division Two
Manchester Maccabi 1st 3
British Protection 1

Manchester Maccabi picked up their fifth consecutive victory after cruising past British Protection in the Tameside League.

Alex Singer, Adam Stevens and Alex Lee were all on target for Maccabi, who have won every single game since their dramatic Peter Morrison Trophy defeat by South Manchester Sports Club.

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JC MSFL Top-Scorers: March 26

By James Masters, March 26, 2012

27 – Craig Sandford (Glenthorne United B)

25 - Saul Conway (Shirley Park), Dan Hildebrand (Brady B - includes 7 for Faithfold)

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

21 - Doron Weinstein (Redbridge Jewish Care C - includes one for B team)

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Northern team of the week: March 18

By James Masters, March 19, 2012

Here is the Northern Team of the Week for March 18.

1. Dan Garman (Manchester Maccabi 1st)
2. Charlie Simmons (Leeds Maccabi 3rd)
3. Ben Brownson (Manchester Maccabi 1st)
4. Simon Gould (Haroldeans)
5. Adam Tauber (Manchester Maccabi 1st)
6. Oshri Amar (Leeds Maccabi 1st)
7. Michael Green (Manchester Maccabi 1st)
8. Bobby Fishel (Haroldeans)
9. Jake Berger (Manchester Maccabi 3rd)

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JC MSFL Top-scorers: March 16

By James Masters, March 19, 2012

26 – Craig Sandford (Glenthorne United B)

25 - Saul Conway (Shirley Park)

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

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

21 - Doron Weinstein (Redbridge Jewish Care C - includes one for B team)

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