Masters football review – week one

Masters football review – week one

Sunday morning saw the new Maccabi Masters League season get underway, writes Jeremy Silverstone.

Andrew Sherwood is the Jewish News Sport and Community Editor

The Maccabi Masters League re-opened for business this week with a new sponsor, in the form of Bond Management (Int) Ltd, and a new Division 1 team for Maccabi London Lions.


New boys Lions almost had the perfect start, with Paul Lenchner, Gideon Barnett and a penalty from Hadley Silver putting them 3-1 up at the interval, although Scrabble replied through Lloyd Becker’s spot-kick.

However, with just ten minutes remaining, Lions were reduced to ten men, and Scrabble took advantage of their numerical superiority with Andy Miller scoring a superb solo goal with just three minutes remaining, and then smashing in a last-minute equaliser after a goalmouth scramble, the game finishing 3-3.

Meanwhile, debutant Graeme Grossman and Scott Ansher scored the goals that helped Brady A to a 2-1 victory, with James Pinkus scoring for HMH.


A hat-trick from Lloyd Nygate and a strike from Adam Lennard gave Glenthorne a 4-2 win over EDRS, for whom Jon Kaye and Tony Platman netted.

Goals from Jonny Feinmesser, Paul Herszaft, Mark Nathan, Grant Morgan and Johnny Mansoor gave St John’s Wood Tigers a 5-0 win over Marshside.

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