Stevens has given Manchester a new dimension, says Gellman
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.”