The 64th chapter of the MJSL journey that started in 1948 finally closed off on May 19th following the Vets Comp. Two of the elder statesmen that founded the MJSL were on hand to make the presentations, Harry Sherman (left) and Len Gould (right) ... Names like Waterpark, Casuals and Jacksons Row will probably spring to mind
The MJSL is proud of the recent FA RESPECT SILVER AWARD following a nomination and recommendation by Manchester FA, we attained the award for the best in the Region which then was put forward at National Level meaning we were in the Top 16 grassroots leagues in the country. The coveted Silver logo appears below and a subsequent article appeared in the MEN on Thursday 18 April and specifics can be found through our own Respect channel.
Below is the Respect handshake at the recent Shonn Cup Final.
In 2011-12 we received the FA Bronze Respect Award
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MFA MONTHLY RESPECT AWARD :
Shirley Veevers of Manchester FA was a guest at the November MJSL Council Meeting (see above presentation of MFA Monthly Respect Award to Brian Myer).
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Next Week in the MJSL
DATES FOR THE DIARY
Sunday 19 May
MJSL Vets Comp - at Brooklands from 10.30am
Hopefully we will have Leeds Maccabi, Haroldeans, Maccabi Mcr & Sedgley Park Celtic
MAY 19 :
MJSL VETERANS CHALLENGE TROPHY
Haroldeans annoyingly pulled out of the comp last week so the format had to be adjusted for just 3 teams. Leeds Maccabi (bottom right) travelled over the Pennines to join last years winners Sedgley Park Celtic and the inaugural winners Maccabi Mcr. The latter came back from a Tony Balkin goal down to win 2-1 in the first group game which saw Moishe Hasid score the all important brace (below left).
In the second match Leeds Maccabi proved awkward opposition for Sedgley (below right) but two second half goals from Stu Shapiro and Stuart Simpson kept their hopes of qualifying alive. In the final match the Yorkshiremen needed a two goal victory over Maccabi Mcr or a one goal win with at least 4 goals scored to qualify for the Final. Unfortunately was not to be as a landslide 8-0 win meant a repeat of last season's Final. Mike Sheldon scored a quick hatrick, Moishe Hasid another couple, Jeremy Rubins, Michael Freedman and a sublime bullet header from Nick Yardley.
In the Final, Sedgley started the better team but struggled in the last third. Maccabi Mcr then effectively won the game with two strikes in as many minutes. Rafi Bloom's 20 yarder went in the top corner then Mike Sheldon slotted home. In the second half, Yardleys cross was volleyed home from close range by captain Andy Hatton making it 3-0. MJSL elders Len Gould and Harry Sherman presented the Nat Bowman Trophy and medals to the teams and Andy is pictured below.
MAY 12 :
MIKE SAMBERG ISRAEL 7 ASIDE TROPHY
Republic completed the full clean sweep of MJSL trophies by lifting the 7aside Shield but Crumpsall perennial finalists in this comp, pushed them all the way and it took 8 sudden death penalties to separate the teams, Dylan Sidle scoring the all important 4th for Republic. Mark Bell can be seen below collecting the final piece of silverware for Republic.
Group 1 saw Republic finish second to Maccabi Mcr with Haroldeans edging Crumpsall A in Group 2. The Semi Finals saw Republic again get the better of the Merseysiders with a 4-1 victory but Crumpsall upset the applecart by beating Maccabi 2-1. A close final ensued with a 2-2 final scoreline then the dreaded penalty shoot out. For this comp it is a simple one off sudden death from the start and both teams quality with spot kicks was second to none until the 8th which was saved by Daniel Garman to give Republic their victory.
MAY 09 :
TONY COHEN CUP FINAL
Crumpsall's (above left) reign as Cup Holders came to an end as
2 second half goals secured a first trophy for Leeds Maccabi 2nd (below left) with a deserved victory in driving rain at Salford AFC . With very few clear cut chances, Crumpsall enjoyed more of the first half but Leeds came closest with a shot from Johnny Goldstone. After the break, Leeds were more on top and stronger, they opened the scoring just after the hour with Dan Davidson slotting home after a Goldstone shot was parried then Colin Abrahams slid the all important goal home towards the end. The game was well contested and an absolute credit to the players, management and MJSL community.
The newest trophy in the MJSL silverware locker was brought out as the Ray Mendel Young Player of the Year was presented by Debbie Mendel and son Brett to Jake Kelly of Maccabi Manchester 2nd. Last but not least, MFA Representative Lorna Bennett presented David Bor (below) from Broughton the MJSL Secretary of the Year award.
MAY 07 :
A goal fest ensued as Republic finally lifted the Joan Collins Premier Division Trophy (pictured above with all silverware). They slammed ten goals past Oakhill, whom themselves are commended for playing their 7th game in the last 21 days and a credit to the MJSL for once again fulfilling an overbearing last month of the season. For Flixton, strangely no goals from Rob Jacobs, but Jonathan Berens grabbed a hatrick, Jacob Shapiro and Dan Garman both scored a couple each, Adam Tauber, Saul Shapiro & Adam Wilson completed the rout.
This meant a final record statistic of just conceding a mere 7 goals in their 18 game league season having smashed in 85 goals. They completed the treble domestic success which ironically was last done in 2000 by Oakhill.
Following the game several awards were made with Neil Collins, son of Joan presenting the Joan Collins Trophy to Captain Adam Tauber for the league champions (above left), Paul Rose presented the MJSL's own Premier Shield to Jamie Lyons (above right). Les and Ben Blackston presented Rob Jacobs (below left) with the Steve Blackston MJSL Top Scorer award (29 goals), Tony Sheldon and Neil Collins presented Jonathan Lewis with the MJSL Player of the Year Trophy (below right).
MAY 05 :
Republic finally became MJSL League Champions with a 6-0 win over Cosmos, they cannot be caught by any other team and duly made it a treble of domestic trophies! Their 6 goals came from Darren Loofe (2), Jonathan Berens, Adam Wilson, Rob Jacobs plus an own goal and will be officially crowned on Tuesday evening, May 7th at Frederick Rd when they play Oakhill in their last match.
Elsewhere in the league, Oakhill lost 4-2 to Macc Mcr 2nd, goals for the students came from Jacob Brunner and Joni Kleiman whilst Maccabi strikes came from Daniel Rubinstein, Adam Herman and two from Ryan Silvester.
Maccabi Mcr 2nd played a non-registered player in a game v Broughton at the start of April which they won 4-0 and a point has been deducted from their total. Sth Mcr 2nd v Haroldeans was cancelled this weekend and a decision on this game will be taken next week.
MAY 02 :
In the Faye and Henry Shonn Cup Final, Republic and Haroldeans met for the third time in under a fortnight. The Merseysiders perhaps won the one that was least important to them being the league game 2-1, Republic however have now secured two thirds of a coveted domestic treble, having deservedly beat Haroldeans in the Feldman Trophy last Sunday 2-0, and just about edged over the line 1-0 in the Shonn Final.
Dylan Sidle scored the game's solitary goal from close range inside the first 20 minutes but it was Haroldeans who started better forcing Flixton deep into their own half for the first quarter of an hour. However, gradually Republic imposed themselves and totally controlled proceedings although could not really create sufficient good chances to increase their lead.
Half time still 1-0 meant that the next strike would be critical, Republic not at their best with their flowing and controlled passing style missed a few opportunities whilst the Merseysiders relied on more long ball, set pieces and counter attacking. Haroldeans dogged tackling and battling for every ball restricted Republic and the travelling party nearly got their reward with a late late equaliser as a low cross was connected with but flew inches over the Flixton bar. A solid defence led by Adam Tauber really kept Haroldeans minimal forays forward at bay.
After nearly 5 mins of added time which took into account late substitutions, MJSL Referee of the Year Allan Black blew the final whistle which signalled the winning of the second leg of the domestic treble for Republic. Captain Adam Tauber lifted the Faye and Henry Shonn Trophy presented by Mike's son Daniel. Republic celebrated with champagne and move on to their last two league games where they will surely and finally lift the Joan Colllins Premier Division title.
Other MJSL awards on the night saw the Joels Sportsmanship Trophy presented to Maccabi Mcr 3rd with Jack Myers and Barry Davidson as recipients, the young team had only received 2 cautions all season, a fantastic feat and very much in-keeping with our Respect Silver Award and FA Charter Standard League Status. The team will receive a new kit for next season from the Joels family.
In the Feldman Trophy Final, Haroldeans could not stop a well deserved Republic 2-0 victory at Boundary Park, the winners are seen below after the match with medals and trophy. Adam Wilson and Saul Shapiro grabbed the all important goals and the first leg of a potential domestic treble.
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Paul Rose - MJSL Jt Vice Chairman / Secretary / Mcr FA Council member