After a dramatic victory last Matchday against Beitar Jerusalem, Ziv Arie’s side headed north to take on Kiryat Shemona. Oliel Peretz was unavailable as he continues to train with the Senior Team while Coach Arie used the same lineup that took on Jerusalem last week.
The game didn’t open up as planned for the Yellow-and-Blue as they gave up an early goal in the 5th minute. Rotem Hatula scored first to give the hosts a quick 1:0 lead. The first half was not one that the Under-19 side would like to remember as Kiryat Shemona had many chances, but were unable to add to their lead.
However, just before halftime, Yarin Sharabi’s free kick found Eylon Almog who scored from in close to draw his side even at 1:1 as the sides headed into the break.
The late first half goal gave the Yellow-and-Blue a good shot in the arm as the second half was all Maccabi with many quality chances on goal. Mahmoud Awesat and Eden Kartzev who just returned from injuries came on as second half substitutes, but Maccabi “Shachar” were unable to find the winning goal as the sides ended in a 1:1 draw.
With the status quo maintained, Maccabi “Shachar” remained in second place for yet another week.