Holders put 10 past young Lions
PETER MORRISON Trophy holders Manchester Maccabi 1st marched into the quarter-finals after mauling London Maccabi Lions C 10-1 with hat-tricks from Adam Lavin, Leon Huller and Adam Stevens. Bobby Cousins completed the rout.
A treble from FC Team A playermanager Mitchell Young put the Division 5 outsiders into the last eight in their first season.
They came back from a goal down to beat Southgate Harmen B 4-2. Andy Sheena also netted. Simon White (2) registered for Harmen.
“We showed the FC Team spirit to come from behind and win,” commented FC Team captain Gideon Moss. “We dominated the game from start to finish and thoroughly deserved the victory.”
Looking ahead to the quarter-final clash against former winners Faithfold, he added: “We are now eagerly anticipating a tie against the elite of Jewish football.”
Lee Bibring smashed six of the best as 2005 winners London Maccabi Lions A thumped premier division rivals North London Raiders A 9-0. Max Fieldgrass and the evergreen Tony Gold finished the job.
Lions joint-manager Ben Winston said: “It was an excellent display against a decent premier side, who kept going until the end.
“Full credit to them but we were really fantastic at times and scored some wonderful goals. Lee Bibring and Max Fieldgrass in particular were magnificent.”
A five-goal salvo from Daryl Phillips helped former winners Faithfold A to an 8-0 demolition of MJSL outfit BJ WAM. Further strikes from Andrew Wolfin, Adam Phillips and Paul Shamplina helped the greens march on.
Nine-man Chigwell Athletic A recorded a 3-2 victory over Leeds Maccabi.
Adam Hakimi, Paul Lenchner and Michael Witzenfeld netted in a game that saw Craig Sandford dismissed for the second consecutive week and substitute Darren Morris who collected two bookings in the space of five minutes after replacing Russell Brill.
Goals from Michael Filson, Toby Levy and Lawrence Newman helped South Manchester Maccabi 1st overcome Hillgar Athletic 3-1.
Elsewhere, an extra-time strike from Saul Conway booked Oakwood EDRS A into the semi-finals of the Middlesex FA Sunday Junior County Cup as they defeated Rayners Lane 2001 FC.
Participating in the competition for the first time, Jamie Kent gave the JC MSFL side an early lead.
The visitors equalised in the second half but Conway, together with the heroics of keeper Andy Emden set up a semi-final at home to Broadway Celtic on February 11.
Lions’ Jacob Lew (right) tackles Manchester Maccabi’s Bobby Cousins, and (below) hat-trick hero Leon Huller celebrates with Ben Lauffer