The Under-16 team won the State Cup on Tuesday defeating Ahi Nazareth 6:1 at Ramat Gan Stadium. The Yellow & Blue played solid football throughout the contest and were awarded the trophy following the match.
Maccabi controlled the tempo from the get go and took a 4:0 lead by the break on goals by Elad Kaplan, Ori HaLevy, Yonantan Paz and Dor Turgeman. Paz and Ilay Tomer added second half markers to wrap up the win.
Head Coach Eran Sassi summed up the victory: “We had the upper hand from the beginning to the end of the match and we attacked properly throughout the contest. I’m happy that the players knew how to come into the match properly focused and ready to perform. We ended the season with the most wins, scored the most goals and conceded the fewest. Unfortunately we didn’t have a great start to the season and we suffered from numerous injuries and it took time for the team to jell. I’m happy we ended the season well and won the Cup and defeated top teams on the way to the title. The guys deserve I and I’m proud of them.