Youth division teams of Maccabi Tel Aviv took a break from league duties last Saturday to compete in the last sixteen of the Youth State Cup

Maccabi Tel Aviv's Under-17s booked a place in the quarter finals of the State Cup with a 4-0 home victory over Maccabi Petah Tikva. Yonatan Cohen added to his already impressive total of 10 league goals by scoring a brace for the Maccabi. Defender Omer Priov added his second consecutive goal after scoring the winner in last Saturday's league match. Guy Cohen, who also recently scored for the Under-19s, provided the fourth.

Maccabi's Under-15s hosted close top-of-the-league rivals Ashdod FC and booked a place in the quarter finals with a handsome 3-0 win courtesy of a brace by Omer Lakau, including one from the spot, his 19th goal in all competitions this season. Gal Tsanani provided the third.

Maccabi Tel Aviv Youth Division's only loss in the cup ties this week-end was for Under-15s Team 2, who lost 0-2 to Maccabi Haifa at the Kiryat Shalom training grounds. Maccabi's younger teams fared better in their league matches, with both Under-14 Team South and North winning away, South with a convincing 1-5 at Section Nes Tsiona and North 1-2 at Gadna Tel Aviv. In a derby between Maccabi's two Under-13 Teams, North beat South 5-0 and retained their place at the top of the table.