CHESMAN LEAGUE DIVISION ONE
MANCHESTER MACCABI 1st XI 8 URMSTON MEADS 1
In what can only be described as a game of two halves, Maccabi huffed and puffed in the first half, but just could not breach the Meads’ defence.
The visitors took the lead midway through the first half and if it was not for Maccabi's goalkeeper, Jack Showman, they would have been two or three up.
Maccabi regrouped at half-time and came out firing in the second half. A long throw fell to Toby Levy ten yards from goal and he hammered the ball home, aided by a slight deflection.
Sam Hatton gave the yellow and blues the lead a minute later before Goldman started his ruthless rampage. Left foot, right foot, header - you name it - the ball turns to gold every time he touches it at the moment.
Captain Adam Jackson also got in on the act, relishing a rare outing at right-wing-back, getting forward and slotting home to complete the rout. You always know it's a good day when Adam Jackson scores!
Maccabi player-manager Michael Sacks heaped praise on his goalkeeper after the game. “Things weren’t going our way in the first half but Jack showed concentration and quality to make two very important saves when we were trailing,” said Sacks.
“We dug in, as a squad, and our big players delivered in the attacking third when we needed them.
“Another special mention to Ryan Silvester who came back into the first team fold and showed his quality with an assist with his first touch. Sam Van Gelder too - it was great to see Ryan and SVG back in the set up and fight for their shirt.”
Maccabi have a big couple of weeks ahead with two league games against Manchester Athletic and a Peter Morrison semi-final against MGBSFL second division Borussia Barnet.
Meanwhile at Brooklands, Adam Lavin rolled back the years with a hat-trick as Maccabi’s Yellow team defeated the Blues 6-1. An Oli Grant brace and a goal from Rafi Klyne saw the Yellows home. Veteran Carl Peters was on target for the Blues.