Hapoel Tel Aviv 1:2 Maccabi “Shachar” Tel Aviv (U19)
After winning the International Winter Tournament, Maccabi “Shachar” defeated Hapoel Tel Aviv to take the Derby. Eyal Hen scored first while Eduardo Guerrero put home the winner thanks to an assist by Bar Cohen. The win leaves the U19 squad in 2nd place just 4 points off the top of the table leaders Maccabi Petah Tikva who they face next week. For the full Match Report click here.
Kiryat Shemona 0:2 Maccabi “Oded” Tel Aviv (U17)
The Under-17 team were back in action after the National Team Tournament and defeated Kiryat Shemona up north on Matchday 18 of league play. Maccabi is in first place with a 12 point lead thanks to goals by Or Roizman and Niv Berkovic. Coach Eliezer Ben Aharon summed up the victory, “Another win as we look towards the final goal. We were missing some players and we had some Under-16 players with us who helped us to the victory. We’re happy with the win but not the quality of play. I felt the players were tired and were a little slow. We have two matches coming up against Ashdod and Petah Tikva who are strong sides. We’ll try to take the six points.”
Hapoel Raanana 1:1 Maccabi “Eli Fuchs” Tel Aviv (U16)
After a win over Maccabi Herzliya last match, the Under-16 side visited Raanana on Matchday 19 as the squad’s split the points in a 1:1 draw. The young Yellow & Blue are in 3rd place and sit 4 points back from the top of the table as Dor David Turgeman scored for Maccabi. Head Coach Eran Sassi looked back at the match, “The first half was played at a high pace by both sides and we scored once despite a number of chances. We gave up a goal on a penalty that was questionable at best. We were the only team on the pitch in the second half and had numerous chances but we couldn’t find the back of the goal. The most important thing is to learn from the things we can do better as per the academy’s philosophy and get ready for the next match.”
Maccabi “Eldad” Tel Aviv 8:2 Ironi Kiryat Gat (U15)
The Under-15 squad hosted Kiryat Gat on Matchday 18 and picked up the win to remain in first place. Ido Mizrahi x2, Oral Bahia x3, Liad Ramot, Nir Levi and Oskar Gluck all scored. Ori David looked back at the victory, “This match, like the last few we opened with a lot of intensity and we had many chances close to the goal. We scored fairly quickly which I am happy about and I’m content with the club’s attack. On the defensive side we’ve put a serious emphasis on the team play as well as the individual efforts in order to improve this aspect. In general I’m very happy and I’m looking forward to another week of training sessions as we prepare for an away match at Nes Ziona.”