On a Saturday of both league and Cup ties, all of Maccabi's Youth division teams, from the Under-17s on down, emerged victorious
It may have been a Saturday on which fewer contests were held, but not one of any fewer successes for Maccabi Tel Aviv's Youth Division. The Under-17s, Maccabi Tel Aviv "Oded", played away to Hapoel Kfar Saba with a view to maintaining their perfect record this season in the national Under-17 Premier League. Coaches Eliezer Ben Aharon and Gadi Brumer's lads succeeded with their mission as midfielders Tomer Altman and Eilon Yerushalmi scored to hand Maccabi a 0-2 victory.
All the other Youth Division teams were involved in the various leagues' State Cup competitions. The Under 15's, Maccabi Tel Aviv "Eldad", played an away match at Hapoel Jerusalem and won 0-1 to advance to the next round. Neil Goldberg (brother of Maccabi Under-19 defender Shaun) scored the match's only goal. Under-15 Team 2 also played a Cup tie away and finished with a ticket to the next round. Head coach Haim Siton's youngsters made the short trip to Holon and once there overwhelmed their opponents, Holon FC "Otzma", 0-8. Two other Maccabi Youth Division teams to advance in the Cup competitions for their age group were Under-14 Team South, who beat Hapoel Jerusalem 5-0, and Under-13 Team South, who left their opponents Hapoel Herzliya completely in their shadow by a remarkable 24-0.
Maccabi's Under-13 Team North were alone in playing a home tie but they too proved far too good for their opponents, beating Maccabi Yehud 8-0. Both of Maccabi's Under-10 teams, North and South, also advanced to the next round of their Cup competitions. The rest of the Youth Division teams had the week-end off.