Leeds set up double fi­nale against Deans

The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BY DAR­REN WITCOOP

FOOT­BALL ADAM KRISTALL be­lieves jus­tice was served after Leeds Mac­cabi squeezed into the fi­nal of the Shonn Tro­phy.

The York­shire side will face tre­blechas­ing MJSL cham­pi­ons Harold­eans, who edged past Mac­cabi Manch­ester Blue in their semi-fi­nal to progress. The fi­nal will take place at Sal­ford FC on May 21.

A fort­night ear­lier the ri­vals will stage a dress re­hearsal when they con­test for the Harold Feld­man Tro­phy.

But Leeds needed penal­ties to en­sure their pas­sage in the Shonn, see­ing off Mac­cabi Manch­ester Yel­low after a tense last-four clash which ended 1-1.

Moishe Hasid’s con­tro­ver­sial header can­celled out Dean Shaw’s opener and noth­ing could sep­a­rate the two teams. It went down to spot-kicks, with Leeds hold­ing their nerve to win 7-6.

But Leeds boss Kristall pointed the Yel­lows equaliser that never was for en­sur­ing a dra­matic con­clu­sion was needed.

He said: “A lot went against us. We missed a penalty at 0-0 and then they scored - even though the ball did not cross the line.

“That was clear to see. We might have feared the worst but no­body felt sorry for them­selves and we de­servedly went on to draw level in stop­page time be­fore win­ning it.”

Harold­eans re­quired less drama to win 4-2 against

at Brook­lands. Paul Har­ris, Bobby Fishel, Max Bar­nett and Adam Shiff­man were on tar­get for the Merseysiders. Roy Fux and Char­lie Simp­son net­ted con­so­la­tions for the Blues.

Harold­eans boss Mike Bloomberg said: “We will keep our fo­cus. Al­though it’s one down in the league, there’s still two big cup com­pe­ti­tions to go. And we feel con­fi­dent we can fin­ish the job off.”

Jonny Franks in­spired to a sur­prise 2-1 win over

in the only MJSL game. Mike Donn’s opener was can­celled out by Re­ich White’s Shaya Halpern. But Franks popped up for the win­ner and his 14th goal of an­other pro­lific sea­son.

Blue White Mac­cabi Manch­ester Prest­field Re­ich In­surance MLL’s Gideon Bar­nett hit a tre­ble

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