Ram­pant Rose a thorn in the sideasMac­cabi go top

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BY DAR­REN WITCOOP

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.

PHOTO: CHRIS TOFALOS

Mac­cabi’s Louie Basso fires a free-kick goal­wards

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