Maccabi Masters: September 14 review


Andy Miller was Scrabble Harmen's two-goal hero as the newly-amalgamated team made a rip-roaring start to the new Maccabi Masters League season.

Playing against Faithfold, who have rejoined the league after a couple of seasons out, Scrabble Harmen forged into a two-goal lead, before Faithfold hit back through Ben Simons and Jonny Mack.

But Scrabble Harmen finished the stronger, and ran out 4-2 winners, with Jeremy Kornhauser and Jonny Summerfield completing the scoring.

Faithfold manager David Garson, admitted to being disappointed, but was philosophical in defeat: "Whilst I would have hoped that we would have played better, the match was played in an excellent spirit, with a very good referee, and we look forward to being back in the Masters League."

Reigning champions North London Raiders signalled their intentions with a 5-0 demolition of Waldaf Town, with four goals from Tony Plaskow and one from David Lederman completing the rout.

In Division Two, in a repeat of the Nathan Horwitz Cup Final played in May, EDRS Stonegrove again came out on top against Maccabi London Lions, with Tony Platman giving them the lead and, despite heavy pressure from Lions, Martin Siefert securing the win for EDRS with a breakaway goal.

Brady Maccabi B also kicked off with a win as they edged out Hendon Harriers 4-3. Paul Herszaft put Hendon ahead against the run of play, but Brian Deal equalised before half-time.

Brady asserted themselves in the second half, with further goals from Ashley Davidson and David Jacobs, and a second from Deal. Harriers kept up their challenge though, but despite a second from Herszaft and a debut goal for Barry Silkman, Brady held on for the points.

Temple Fortune earned a win against Zigzag Marshside, with John Seigal (2) and Steve Bogen giving them a 3-0 victory.


Scrabble Harmen 4 Faithfold 2
North London Raiders 5 Waldaf Town 0

Brady Maccabi B 4 Hendon Harriers 3
Maccabi London Lions 0 EDRS Stonegrove 2
Temple Fortune 3 Zigzag Marshside 0

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