The Under-19 side will head into the Passover break after playing Maccabi Petach Tikva away following a 1:1 draw at Kiryat Shemona over the weekend. The goal for Maccabi “Shachar” was clear: Get back onto the winning track before the holiday.
Arie made a number of changes to his starting XI as Oliel Peretz continued to be part of the Senior Team and was unavailable for this match. Prince Thomas, Mahmoud Awesat and Eden Kartzev all featured for the young Yellow-and-Blue.
The game opened up in an aggressive manner by both teams as both Idan Yogev and Tomer Altman picked up yellow cards in the early going. There also weren’t very many chances on either Haviv Ohayon and Yonatan Rothschild’s goal, however that changed in the 43rd minute when Maccabi struck first.
Thomas found Gaby Kanichowsky in the box as the midfielder rifled home the ball to make it 1:0 in favor of the Yellow-and-Blue in the 43rd minute just as the two sides headed into the break.
The second half saw Maccabi “Shachar” take a 2:0 lead fairly quickly as Or Dasa scored a fabulous goal from a Kanichowsky cross. The hosts it the lead in the 85th minute on a Tai Beribo goal but the young Yellow-and-Blue were able to hold on to the 2:1 lead and pick up 3 valuable points.