Maccabi Petah Tikva 3:3 Maccabi Tel Aviv (U19)
After the dramatic Tel Aviv Derby win last week, the Yellow & Blue drew at Petah Tikva on Matchday 5 of the Israel Youth Premier League. Head Coach Guy Tzarfati’s squad now has 3 wins and 2 draws and are in 2nd place just one point off the table leaders Hapoel Beer Sheva. Rave Assayag, Bar Cohen and Gil Ben Shalosh scored for Maccabi. For the Full Match Report Click Here.
On Wednesday the U19’s will play their first Champions League match at FC Anzhi Makhachkala in the first leg of a two legged tie to advance to the next round.
Maccabi “Oded” Tel Aviv 2:0 Maccabi Petah Tikva (U17)
The Under-17 side continued their positive momentum with a win over Petah Tikva on Matchday 5. The win opened up a 3 point gap as they improved their first place standing thanks to goals by Tal Torjman and Afek Sapir. Head Coach Eliezer Ben Aharon summed up the win: “We performed well and had the right desire and determination on the pitch as we all have the same goal and that’s how I would sum up the game. One of the most exciting things as a staff is to see how the squad is focussed and determined with the desire to perform well in this specific match. We can all feel the positive results from the hard work that has been put in. We have another important match this week on Tuesday and we know what the goals and expectations are; we want to win every match at every stadium. The staff is very proud and that’s how we want to continue on Tuesday.
Beitar Jerusalem 3:2 Maccabi “Eli Fuchs” Tel Aviv (U16)
The Under-16 team fell at Jerusalem on Matchday 5. Goals by Yinon Paz and Aviv Peles weren’t enough for the Yellow & Blue to come home with a point. Head Coach Eran Sassi spoke about the match that was: “The game began awkwardly and we gave up a goal after just one minute. We then scored a minute later but gave up another goal soon thereafter. We were the better side and that’s why we were able to tie up the contest in the second half. We had many chance but we couldn’t score and we gave up the winner in injury time off a corner kick after a comedy of errors.”
SC Ironi Ashdod 1:2 Maccabi “Eldad” Tel Aviv (U15)
After an opening day win last week, the Under-15 side continued its fine play with an away win thanks to goals by Oral Bahia and Ilai Tomer. Head Coach Ori David summed up the victory: “This was a terrific match by the boys as we had plenty of chances near the goal thanks to the way we play football. The result is a bit misleading as it should have been a bigger win than just 2:0. I’m proud of the squad and are looking forward to our next match on Tuesday.”