Manchester Maccabi fall to first defeat of season

MANCHESTER Maccabi 1st’s unbeaten start to the season came to a screeching halt on Sunday as they lost 3-1 to second-placed Redgate Villa FC in the Chesman League Division One.

Despite taking the lead through a Michael Sacks penalty, Scott McGarvey’s side conceded three without reply to lose their place at the top of the table.

They will try and put that in the past when they take on SFC Manchester Redgate at Hough End on Sunday.

And in Division Two, South Manchester Sport 1st drew 3-3 with AFC Greenbrow.

Adam Lavin grabbed a brace, while Ollie Gordon was also on the scoresheet.

On Sunday, South Manchester face The Quays FC at the University Sports Gound.

In the Liverpool Business Houses Football League Division One, Liverpool Haroldeans continued the excellent form with a 6-0 thrashing of The Sandon.

The goals came from Zac Goldsmith, Maxim Green, Ben Kersh, Adam Shiffman and Bobby Fishel (2).

Chairman Fraser Saville said: “It was the best we’ve played all season.

“Maxim’s goal was unbelievable — he ran past five players and scored a screamer.”

They take on AFC Botanic on Sunday at Jericho Lane, Liverpool.

And in the Manchester Jewish Soccer League, Jake Kelly sent Manchester Maccabi Yellow to the top, as they destroyed Leeds Maccabi 5-1.

Kelly’s brace was joined by solo efforts from Rafi Diners, Aaron Englander and Simon Mann.

Nicholas Vale scored for the away side.

Leeds will look for redemption on Sunday as they host Reich, while Maccabi Masters and Maccabi Yellow face off at Brooklands, Prestwich.

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