LEEDS Maccabi Under-15 opened their Harrogate League season with a 3-1 win over Ripon City Panthers.
Maccabi took the lead when a throughball from Tom Ward was met by Joshua Jacobs and his looping shot went over the keeper into the net.
A second goal followed on the stroke of half-time. Jacobs skipped past two challenges on the left-wing before beating the keeper at the near post.
The Maccabi defence was playing well with Harry Lawrence and Josh Lyons keeping the Ripon attack at bay. However, an own goal early in the second half meant Maccabi’s lead was halved.
But with five minutes remaining, Maccabi sealed victory when Jack Kilner finished well from a Joshua Jacobs cross.
Jacob Kessler was unlucky not to open his account as the Ripon keeper tipped his screamer over the bar.
Maccabi U-13 recorded a 3-2 away win over Panal Sport in the Harrogate Junior Football league. Goals from Freddie Rosenberg, Jack Buck and Joshua Killmurray gave Maccabi a debut win in the league.
Maccabi U-12 ran out 5-2 winners over Garforth Rangers.
Jack Buck and Matthew Nathan put the youngsters 2-0 up at half-time. Buck doubled his tally after the break and midfielder Oliver Miller scored twice to cap an impressive all-round performance.
There was disappointment for Maccabi’s U-10 side, going down 3-1 to Horsforth JFC.
Maccabi took the lead in the second half through a Dexter Rosenburg penalty, but this spurred Horsforth into action.
It was a goaltastic start to the season for Maccabi U-9, winning 14-0 against Gomersal.
Goalscorers were Noah Gould (5), Sonny Barron (3), Abe Straight, Harry Baum, Luca Wolfryd, Josh Silberstein and a couple of own goals.
Maccabi U-8 had mixed luck against HSM Knights. They won the first match 5-3, but lost the second 8-2.
Scorers were Archie Rawson (2), Jack Daly (2), Isaac Harvey and Oliver Harris (2).
Maccabi’s new U-7 team stormed to a 17-0 win over Nanu FC.
Oscar Popplewell opened the scoring in the first minute. He went on to score seven. Joseph Saffer chipped in with four, Charlie Mahon hit a hat-trick and Jacob Silberstein scored a brace. There was also an own goal.