James Masters

Cup joy for Manchester Maccabi

By James Masters, March 19, 2012

Brian Brockbank Memorial Cup Second Round
Manchester Maccabi 1st 2
Hartshead FC 1

Manchester Maccabi 1st boss Stuart Delmonte hailed his side’s ‘fantastic attitude’ after they came from behind to claim their place in the third round of the Brian Brockbank Cup.

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MJSL round-up: March 25

By James Masters, March 19, 2012

Haroldeans moved to within touching distance of the MJSL title after cruising past Republic of Mancunia 1st.

Bobby Fishel, Bobby Abrams and Ali Goldsmith were all on target as the Merseysiders eased to a 3-0 victory.

Ivan Gee’s men are eight points clear of second place Oakhill with four games remaining and could wrap up the title by April 9.

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MJSL round-up: March 11

By James Masters, March 13, 2012

Manchester Maccabi 3rd booked their place in the final of the Harold Feldman Trophy after producing a stunning performance to crush Haroldeans.

Steve Bentwood’s side had already beaten the Merseysiders on all three previous occasions this season, but their 6-0 victory sent shockwaves through the MJSL.

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Rampant Leeds ease home

By James Masters, March 13, 2012

Leeds Sunday Alliance Premier Division
West Hunslet 1
Leeds Maccabi 1st 5

Leeds Maccabi 1st continued their fight for the league title by producing a five-star performance to see off West Hunslet.

The in-form Dave Woolman scored twice with Elliot Jackson, Oliver Abrahamson and Jonny Goldstone wrapping up the win.

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JC MSFL Top-Scorers: March 11

By James Masters, March 13, 2012

25 - Craig Sandford (Glenthorne United B)

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

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

21 - Saul Conway (Shirley Park), Doron Weinstein (Redbridge Jewish Care C - includes one for B team)

18 - Terry Jeffries (Temple Fortune B), Edward Green (Bilbaum)

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JC MSFL Top-Scorers: March 4

By James Masters, March 6, 2012

25 - Craig Sandford (Glenthorne United B)

22 - Jamie Kent (Brixton Old Boys), Dan Hildebrand (Brady B - includes 7 for Faithfold)

21 - Saul Conway (Shirley Park)

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

18 - Terry Jeffries (Temple Fortune B)

17 - Edward Green (Bilbaum), Dan Orgel (Redbridge JC B)

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Northern team of the week: March 4

By James Masters, March 5, 2012

Here is the Northern Team of the Week for March 4.

Josh Samberg (Manchester Maccabi 3rd)
Oli Senchal (Hyde Park Rovers)
Ashley Loofe (Manchester Maccabi 1st) STAR MAN
Blake Englander (Republic of Mancunia 2nd)
David Cohen (Hyde Park Rovers)
Paul Basger (Republic of Mancunia 1st)
Rafi Leker (Manchester Maccabi 3rd)
Ben Blackston (Republic of Mancunia 2nd)

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Deadly Dave fires Leeds

By James Masters, March 5, 2012

Leeds Sunday Alliance Premier Division
Leeds Maccabi 1st 6
Republica International 4

Dave Woolman continued his red-hot goalscoring streak after firing Leeds Maccabi 1st to victory over Republica International.

The in-form striker grabbed another hat-trick as Ian Selwyn’s men bounced back from last weekend’s defeat by New Unicorn FC in some style.

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Northern team of the week nominations: March 4

By James Masters, March 5, 2012

Here are the nominations for Northern Team of the Week.

Goalkeepers:
Jody Marks (South Manchester SC 2nd)
Josh Samberg (Manchester Maccabi 3rd)

Defenders:
Simon Mattison (South Manchester SC 2nd)
David Cohen (Hyde Park Rovers)
Oli Senchal (Hyde Park Rovers)
Gavin Horwich (Sporting JLGB)
Charlie Sadler (Leeds Maccabi 3rd)
Dylan Sidle (Republic of Mancunia 1st)

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Manchester Maccabi leave it late

By James Masters, March 5, 2012

Tameside League Division Two
Tameside United 2
Manchester Maccabi 3

Adam Stevens scored a dramatic late winner as Manchester Maccabi claimed a memorable last-gasp victory at Tameside United.

United were reduced to nine-men in a rousing finale, which was rounded off with Stevens heading home from close-range after his penalty had been saved by the goalkeeper.

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MJSL round-up: March 4

By James Masters, March 5, 2012

Jake Berger struck a dramatic winner as Manchester Maccabi 3rd condemned league leaders Haroldeans to a rare defeat.

Haroldeans have now lost three times in a row to Maccabi, but Ivan Gee’s side remain
five points clear at the summit with a game in hand.

Elsewhere, South Manchester SC 2nd saw off Crumpsall 5-2 to move into fourth place in the MJSl.

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Brighton perfect for me, says Gai

By James Masters, March 1, 2012

Gai Assulin has vowed to kick-start his career by firing Brighton & Hove Albion into the Championship play-offs.

The 20-year-old Israeli has yet to make an appearance for Manchester City since joining the club from Barcelona back in August 2010.

Assulin, who recently joined the Seagulls on loan, has failed to persuade City boss Roberto Mancini that he merits a place in his 25-man Premier Lea

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Northern Team of the Week: February 27

By James Masters, February 27, 2012

Here is the Northern Team of the Week for February 27:

Conor Rabbett (South Manchester SC 1st)
Yisroel Fletcher (Crumpsall)
Sheldon Lee (Manchester Maccabi 3rd)
David Seligman (Oakhill)
Simon Mattison (South Manchester SC 2nd)
Oliver Abrahamson (Leeds Maccabi 2nd)
Marc Yaffe (South Manchester SC 1st) STAR MAN
Jake Bentwood (Manchester Maccabi 1st)
Benjy Silverman (Crumpsall)

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Leeds 1st slip up in title race

By James Masters, February 27, 2012

Leeds Sunday Alliance Premier Division
Leeds Maccabi 1st 2
New Unicorn FC 5

Leeds Maccabi 1st saw their title hopes take a battering after they slumped to a 5-2 home defeat by New Unicorn FC.

Despite taking the lead through Dave Woolman’s early strike, Ian Selwyn’s men were unable to build on their advantage.

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JC MSFL Top-Scorers: February 26

By James Masters, February 27, 2012

25 - Craig Sandford (Glenthorne United B)

22 - Jamie Kent (Brixton Old Boys)

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

20 - Saul Conway (Shirley Park), Doron Weinstein (Redbridge Jewish Care C - includes one for B team)

17 - Terry Jeffries (Temple Fortune B), Edward Green (Bilbaum)

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Northern team of the week nominations: February 27

By James Masters, February 27, 2012

Here are the nominations for Northern Team of the Week.

Goalkeepers:
James Lewis (Oakhill)
Josh Barth (Oakhill)
Conor Rabbett (South Manchester SC 1st)

Defenders:
Aviv Levy (Leeds Maccabi 3rd)
Adam Kristall (Leeds Maccabi 3rd)
Simon Mattison (South Manchester SC 2nd)
Mark Stewart (South Manchester SC 2nd)
Jack Roache (Oakhill)
David Seligman (Oakhill)
Ross Bloomberg (Oakhill)

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Leeds 2nd grab welcome win

By James Masters, February 27, 2012

Leeds Sunday Alliance Division One
Leeds Maccabi 2nd 3
Rodley Barge 2

Oliver Abrahamson’s double inspired Leeds Maccabi 2nd to their second win of the season following a hard-fought victory over basement boys Rodley Barge.

Simon Fisher’s side moved six points clear of Barge at the foot of the table after coming out on top in a five-goal thriller.

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Maccabi bounce back from Morrison nightmare

By James Masters, February 27, 2012

Brian Brockbank Memorial Cup
FC Hughes 0
Manchester Maccabi 1st 4

Manchester Maccabi 1st bounced back from their stunning capitulation in the Peter Morrison Trophy by booking their place in the second round of the Brian Brockbank Memorial Cup.

Maccabi contrived to throw away a 4-1 lead against South Manchester SC 2nd before crashing out 5-4 in an incredible Morrison tie last week.

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MJSL round-up: February 26

By James Masters, February 27, 2012

Benjy Silverman fired Crumpsall into the final of the Tony Cohen Memorial Trophy following a shock victory over Republic of Mancunia 2nd.

Silverman’s stunning hat-trick allowed Zevi Saunders’ side to ease through 3-1 and bounce back from last weekend’s mauling by Haroldeans.

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Levi hits record ton

By James Masters, February 23, 2012

Richard Levi insists he'll never forget the day he announced himself on the world stage after hitting the fastest Twenty20 international century in history.

The 24-year-old South Africa star needed just 45 balls to reach three figures after smashing a record 12 sixes.

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