Stevens has given Manch­ester a new di­men­sion, says Gell­man

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BY DAR­REN WIT­COOP

FOOT­BALL TONY Gell­man saluted two-goal hero Adam Stevens af­ter fir­ing Manch­ester Mac­cabi 1st into the third round of the County Cup.

TheAc­coun­tantsPremierLeague­lead­ers edged out the North­ern Quar­ter 3-2 at Chorl­ton Sports Club.

Ex-AFC Flix­ton mid­fielder Stevens caught the eye with a scis­sor kick be­fore a long-range thun­der­bolt sealed the win.

Manch­ester Mac­cabi 1st boss Tony Gell­man­said:“Adamhas­bee­nout­stand­ing since join­ing us. He knows his way to goal and is a real driv­ing force.

“It’s a long old sea­son but he has shown he will play a big part for us.”

AFC Flix­ton sur­ren­dered their 100 per cent start to the sea­son when they lost 3-1 to The Crown at the same stage of the com­pe­ti­tion.

Marc Magid be­lieves his cock­tail of young and old can keep shoot­ing South Manch­ester Sports 2nd up the MJSL ta­ble. Magid’s men have blown hot and cold so far but they found their feet to stun Harold­eans.

While South Manch­ester have as­sem­bled a young side, vet­eran Jack Rowe ran the show from mid­field.

Rowe — among three older play­ers in the youth­ful side — net­ted twice in a man-of-the-match dis­play.

Josh Darcy and Harry Nel­son also net­ted dur­ing a sec­ond-half su­per show.

Magid said: “This was the first time we have had a full strength squad and it showed.

“There is a good mix here. We have the at­ti­tude and de­ter­mi­na­tion of the young play­ers. To com­pli­ment that we have the ex­pe­ri­ence and guile of some of our older play­ers.

“Harold­eans are a strong team but some of our play was a joy to watch.”

Harold­eans net­ted via Dave Kil­ley and Alis­tair Gold­smith.

Oakhill Lions pro­vided fur­ther ev­i­dence they will be the team to beat in the MJSL this sea­son. The stu­dents, un­der new­man­agerDanielRabi­nowitz,taught Mac­cabiManch­esterBlue a real les­son af­ter run­ning out 6-1 win­ners.

With a host of young Mac­cabiah stars re­lo­cat­ing in Manch­ester from Lon­don this sea­son, Oakhill have re­cruited well. And they will al­most cer­tainly ri­vals Leeds Mac­cabi for the ti­tle.

Gal Rowen­ski bagged a hat-trick. Moses Seitler and Avi Lib­bert were also on tar­get in the romp. Nathan Pitt’s strike for the vis­i­tors was scant con­so­la­tion.

Rabi­nowitz said: “It was a stel­lar per­for­mance. Our new sign­ings have come in and been su­perb. We have added in key ar­eas and I can’t ask more from my play­ers. Moses Seitler, among our new faces, has changed the face of the team.”

Manch­ester Mac­cabi Yel­low con­tinue to lead the way de­spite their sec­ond suc­ces­sive crush­ing de­feat against Re­ich In­sur­ance Rangers.

Re­ich turned the ta­ble up­side down with Joseph Mann’s four-goal haul and Benji Har­ris stun­ning the hosts.

It got worse for An­ton Radi­ven’s men as Sammy Den­ni­son was red carded for dissent just be­fore the break.”

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