Rampant Rose a thorn in the sideasMaccabi go top
FOOTBALL ANTHONY GELLMAN believes his Manchester Maccabi 1st side have set a benchmark after goals from MaxRosesawthempassSouthManchester to go clear at the top of the table.
Gellman’s side lead the pack after an eye-catching start to the season.
And their 4-1 victory provided further evidence that they plan to wrestle the Accountants League Premier Division crown from AFC Flixton.
Rose was at his ruthless best in the first half before Ben Shalom and David Herman secured a fourth win from their opening five games. George Bresnahan pulled one back for South.
Gellman said: “This was our best performance so far. South Manchester are a quality side so the manner of the win was most pleasing.
“Our intensity high remained throughout. We have now set a level which we would like to reach every week.
“That won’t be easy but we have raised the bar. It’s about maintaining those standards.”
South Manchester boss Neil Collins conceded Maccabi were “the better team on the day and deserved the points”.
He said: “For many of our boys, that’s the first defeat suffered at the hands of Maccabi, ending over seven years of dominance.
“But we will look to bounce back in the reverse fixture and win back bragging rights.”
AFC Flixton remain hot on their heels after maintaining their 100 per cent record with a 6-1 success over Saints.
Simon Lester (2), Ollie Abrahmson and Daniel Rubenstein helped Manchester Maccabi 2nd continue their march up the Division One table with a victory over leaders The Urmston.
Maccabi’s Louie Basso fires a free-kick goalwards