Maccabi Tel Aviv's Under-17s are unstoppable, even when the lights turn red. Most teams in the rest of the Youth Division fared well
The only loss suffered by Maccabi Tel Aviv's Under-17s this season occurred way back somewhere at the beginning of the first round against Hapoel Tel Aviv. After having won all of their other 15 league games this season, the Under-17s once again faced their city rivals in this Saturday's matches, and they made it 16 out of 17 with a 1-3 win at Hapoel's Wolfson training ground.
Maccabi captain Dan Glazer scored the game's first goal 17 minutes after kick-off but Hapoel managed to equalise before the half time whistle. The game remained stalemated until 15 minutes from time when Matan Hozaz netted his seventh goal of the season. Sohil Armeli added Maccabi's third in the dying moments of the match. Quite apart from securing for Maccabi the Tel Aviv Under-17 bragging rights, the victory also widens their margin at the top of the table to ten points, with their city rivals looking at the gap from the opposite end. The Under-16s won by the same margin as their older club mates, 3-1 at home against Hapoel Rishon Lezion. All the goals came in the last 20 minutes of the match, with Raz Yitschak, Omri Haramti and Hadar Levi doing the Yellow honours.
Maccabi's Under-15 teams played a derby match against one another, with Team 1 beating Team 2 by a score of 2-0. Omer Lakau and Ofri Mishta scored the goals for Team 1, now second in the table behind leaders Hapoel Tel Aviv. Both of Maccabi's Under 14 teams lost this Saturday. Team North lost 6-0 to league leaders Hapoel Rishon Lezion and Team South were beaten at home by Hapoel Ramat Gan 0-1. Maccabi's Under 13 teams had a more successful Saturday with league leaders North beating Gadna Tel Aviv 2-1 and South drawing 2-2 against Hapoel Ramat Hasharon.