Rangers close in on final
FOOTBALL MICHAEL Gaswirth is eyeing long-awaited cup success with Reich Insurance Rangers.
Reicharejustonewinawayfrombooking a spot in the Harold Feldman Trophy final at Oldham’s Boundary Park.
They were forced to come from behind to earn a quarter-final win over Haroldeans. Jordan Brookes opened the scoring for the Merseysiders before Gaswirth and Simon Lachs netted.
And for director of football Gaswirth, abigdayouthasbeen15yearsinwaiting. He said: “We are due a run in the Feldman. It would be incredible if we could reach the final. Now we are taking this seriously. We won’t win the league but we are targeting the cups. I think if we can avoid Leeds Maccabi in the last-four then we will be confident of progressing.”
Harry Roache (2), Jack Franks and Jonathan Franks helped Heaton Park Rovers stun Oakhill Lions 4-2 in the first round as the students saw their 100 per cent start to the season ended in surprising fashion.
Moishe Hasid (3) and Jonny Rash inspired MJSL title hopefuls Manchester Maccabi Yellow to a 4-3 success over South Manchester 3rds.
Maccabi boss Anton Radiven said: “Our position at this stage proves it is no fluke.Weareupthereonmerit.Whether we can stay there I don’t know, but we will be giving it our best shot.”