Maccabi “Shachar” Tel Aviv, the club’s Under-19 side fell to Ramat Hasharon 3:0 on goals by Aviel Ben Hemo, Liat Salama and Guy Lehrer. Last match saw the two squads play to a 1:1 draw. The Yellow & Blue began the day in 2nd place behind first place Maccabi Petah Tikva by 3 points while their rivals were in 11th place.

Head Coach Guy Tzarfati’s Starting XI: Or Itzhak, Michael Chilaka, Ain Shtrozberg, Yoav Hofmayster, Dan Lugassi, Tamir Glezer, Ido Shahar, Omri Ram, Bar Cohen, Rave Assayag, Tal Yagudaev.

First Half
Maccabi controlled the pace of play early on and in the 13’ Yagudaev’s shot went over the goal but 3 minutes later Ramat Hasharon almost took the lead when Jeff Embriya’s chance went over keeper Itzhak but the ball hit the post as the shot stopper recovered to grab the ball off the line.

Ram sent Assayag a cross but he couldn’t control the ball as it went out and ten minutes later Lugassi sent a pass to Assayag but his header was saved by the Ramat Hasharon keeper. A double pass between Yagudaev and Shahar almost gave Maccabi the elad but the former’s opportunity went over the bar.

Second Half
An alert Itzhak made the save for Maccabi in the 48’ off of Shai Belhassen and two minutes later Maccabi’s Yagudaev sent a ball just over the goal. In the 54’ a short corner made it to Cohen but his shot was saved by Valkovich, however, 7 minutes later Ramat Hasharon took a 1:0 lead. Aviel Ben Hemo went one on one with the keeper and sent it begin Itzhak for the advantage.

Itzhak was again tested in the 66’ when he made a couple of saves in the box and 3 minutes later Eyal Hen’s chance for Maccabi missed the target. Ramat Hasharon took a 2 goal lead in the 77’ when Tomer Mahluf lost the ball and Liat Salama beat Itzhak for a 2:0 advantage.

Three minutes later Guy Lehrer added to Ramat Hasharon’s lead with their 3rd goal of the match on a counter attack as they wrapped up a 3:0 win over Maccabi “Shachar” Tel Aviv.