Maccabi “Shachar” Tel Aviv 0:3 Beitar Jerusalem (U19)
The Under-19 side fell to Beitar Jerusalem to end the first round of matches but are still in second place, 5 points away from table leaders Maccabi Petah Tikva. For the Match report Click Here.

שערי השבת באקדמיית הנוער 5.1.18

Bnei Yehuda 0:2 Maccabi “Oded” Tel Aviv (U17)
Eliezer Ben Aharon’s squad continued its fine play and won the “Little Derby” opening up a 12 point first place lead. Tal Torgman and Afek Sapir scored for the young yellow & Blue. Ben Aharon summed up the win: “We began well but the pace and quality fell near the end of the first half. In the second half we switched gears with the desire to decide the match. Bnei Yehuda began to tire and we knew how to take advantage of the situation, we scored a pair of goals and controlled the pace of play. We are continuing down our path and we are beginning to countdown towards the end of the season after passing the halfway mark of the campaign. As every match goes by we are getting closer to our goal. Next week we have a tough Cup match against Petah Tikva and I’m positive that the players will come into the match ready to go to advance to the next round.”

Maccabi “Eli Fuchs” Tel Aviv 3:0 Maccabi Haifa (U16)
The Under-16 side won an important battle against Maccabi Haifa and moved into 3rd place just 4 points off the top of the table. Yaron Peles, Elad Kaplan and Oral Bahia (from the U15’s) scored for Eran Sassi’s squad. The coach spoke about the victory, “We had a great first half and we had total control of the contest as we scored two goals. We had a number of other quality chances and the win could have even been bigger. However, we played a bit less organized football in the second half but we still had some very good chances. We played an excellent defensive game and now we have to make sure we continue working hard and not rest on our laurels. I’m proud of the guys.”

Maccabi “Eldad” Tel Aviv 4:0 Hapoel Ashkelon (U15)
The Under-15 team moved into first place after defeating Ashkelon on Matchday 14 thanks to goals by Oscar Gloch, Lior Aloni, Ben Gold and Ari Mirnstein. Head Coach Ori David summed up the win: “We faced a team that had ten players behind the ball. We had a bit of a rough time at the start of the match but we found solutions to break down the defense and after the first goal the contest opened up and we scored a few more goals. I’m happy how the players were able to learn during the course of play.”