Maccabi “Oded” Tel Aviv recorded an important win over Ashdod 3:2 to increase their lead atop the table to 12 points in the Israel Youth Premier League. Eliezer Ben Aharon’s side have now win 16 of 19 league contests.

The young Yellow & Blue scored first when Nir Berkovich found the back of the goal in the 36’ but Ashdod drew even just before the break. Yaheli Lazar gave Maccabi a 2:1 lead in the 63’ via a header but Ashdod again leveled the contest in the 69’. However, Tal Turgman scored a dramatic 92’ goal to give Maccabi the win.

Ben Aharon summed up the match: “This was a real battle by both sides. Ashdod has a quality side with a lot of individual talent. We had a tough time closing them down and we gave up a pair of individual effort goals. They came back twice and we were able to win the game in injury time. We had a ought time winning today due to the conditions but it was sweet to win in the last minute. This was our third win over Ashdod this season and they had defeated us twice last year so you can see how we have improved this current campaign. On Saturday we face Maccabi Petah Tikva and our goal is to take home the win.”