Tameside League Division Two
Manchester Maccabi 1st 2
Tameside United 3
Tony Rosenberg was left scratching his head after watching Manchester Maccabi 1st contrive to lose against ten-man Tameside United.
Jonny Quinn scored twice for Maccabi but it wasn’t enough as they slumped to defeat in a game where they hit the woodwork five times.
Rosenberg and co-manager Stuart Delmonte have long complained about their side’s failure to take their chances in front of goal.
Maccabi hit the post on three separate occasions and the crossbar twice as they huffed and puffed throughout the contest.
And they paid the price once again after frittering away a whole host of opportunities to see off Tameside.
The signs had looked promising for Maccabi when the visitors were reduced to ten men after a Tameside player was dismissed for an altercation with the referee.
But instead of the home side taking the initiative, it was Tameside who scored twice before the break to leave Maccabi facing an uphill task.
Quinn pulled one back after the break but a lightning quick counter-attack allowed Tameside to restore their two-goal lead.
Quinn struck again to give Maccabi hope but it was too little too late as they slumped to a fourth league defeat of the season.
“I’m sounding like a broken record because I’m saying the same thing every week,” said Rosenberg.
“We play great football and I joke about our team being the ‘Arsenal’ of the Tameside League because we play great football.
“But we can’t score simple goals and that’s the problem. We need to anticipate better inside the penalty area.
“We keep coming away having been told we play the best football in the division but we’re not taking our chances.
“I’m not sure what we’re going to do but hopefully we’ll keep on playing our brand of football and score some goals soon.”