Reece keeps his cool

MANCHESTER Maccabi Yellow goalkeeper Reece Levy was the hero in a penalty shoot-out to send his team through to the Tony Cohen Cup final.

Levy scored two penalties and saved one to dump Maccabi Blue out of the competition.

Manager Anton Radivan said: "Reece was great. He kept his head and his nerve to take us to the final.

"It was an excellent Maccabi derby which was evenly-matched.

"Neither side deserved to lose, but it was great to win and reach our first final after missing out a few times last season."

The Blues took the lead thanks to Jacob Huller, with Bobby Lee equalising.

Player-manager Andrew Hatton put the Blues back in front, but Jason Linz restored parity.

The Yellows won the resulting shoot-out 9-8 to reach the final, where they will play Reich FC.

Only one Manchester Jewish Soccer League game survived the snow as Sedgley Park Celtic beat Reich FC 7-4 at Frederick Road on Sunday.

Saul Shapiro bagged a hat-trick, while Daniel Rabinowitz, Jake Rubens, Jeremy Barr and Avi Libbert added the goals that see SPC move to second in their debut season - just two points behind Liverpool Haroldeans.

Dan Feddy, Sammy Rottenberg, Adam Rose and Eli Bloom replied for an inconsistent Reich.

SPC will look to take top spot with a victory over Manchester Maccabi Blue at Brooklands this Sunday (11am).

Both South clubs are in action, with the 1sts taking on Reich FC at the GMP Sports and Social Club and the 2nds facing Prestfield at the Wythenshawe Sports Ground to see who will progress to the next round of the Harold Feldman Trophy.

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