The Maccabi Masters Cup competitions were in full swing this weekend with fixtures played in the Henry Swerner and Nathan Horwitz cups, writes Jeremy Silverstone.
HENRY SWERNER MMFL CUP:
Glenthorne A and North London Raiders progressed through to the quarter-final stages of after wins over Scrabble and Southgate Harmen respectively.
Glenthorne A enjoyed a comfortable 5-0 win with all five goals coming from Gary Adams, whilst Raiders had to thank Gary Cohen, who scored twice, and Paul Katz for the goals that edged out Harmen in a hard-fought 3-2 win. Andy Hearn and Alex Bourne replied for Harmen.
Despite their indifferent league form, Brady A cruised into the semi-finals with a 5-0 thumping of Division 2 St John’s Wood Tigers, courtesy of Mark Wagman’s double, along with strikes from Paul Allen, Nick Collins and Tim Green.
NATHAN HORWITZ CUP:
Marshside progressed to the semi-finals with a 2-0 win over Glenthorne United B. Despite going down to ten men, goals from Paul Shamplina and Leon Pernikis – direct from a corner – saw Marshside through.