Maccabi return to winning ways



It was back to winning ways for Manchester Maccabi 1st team as they romped home to an emphatic 4-0 victory of Miam Miam.

After three games without a victory, Maccabi knew that they would have to put a stop to this dip in form. The message at the start of the game was simple, go out and enjoy playing!

In blustery conditions, the first few minutes were tough for both teams, however after breaking up a Miam Miam attack, centre back Adam Jackson set free Sam Hatton down the right who with his gazelle-like run skipped past a couple of Miam defenders and slotted home neatly from a tight angle.

For the reminder of the first half, there wasn’t much between the two teams. Miam had the better of the chances with Ben Gould in the Maccabi goal called in to action to save at point-blank range.

With the wind behind them in the second half, Maccabi shifted through the gears. With continued pressure on the Miam goal, it was only a matter of time before Maccabi grabbed the second. This time David Herman rising like a salmon above everyone to head home an Oli Grant corner.

At 2-0 Maccabi looked comfortable, however they weren’t stopping at two! It was another headed goal that followed with left winger Dan Taylor popping up inside the box and glancing the ball in.

With the final whistle minutes away, Ryan Silvester latched onto a loose ball after a defensive mix-up to ease the ball past the opposing keeper making it four for the boys in yellow.

Maccabi manager Martin Simons said: "It was a great team performance today. We really stuck to the task in hand and maintained our focus throughout.

"It was a job well done and scoring four goals in any game is a bonus.

"Special thanks to Ben Gould who filled in superbly in goal for us."

MACCABI: Gould, Maynard, Jackson, Foster, Loofe, Hatton, Gellman, Herman, Taylor, Grant, Silvester, Kaye
Scorers: Hatton, Herman, Taylor, Silvester

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