The State Cup for age group competition gets under way this weekend with Maccabi Tel Aviv’s boys and juniors joining the tournament. The youth team are not in action, however. They will join the competition at a later stage.

Ironi Nesher v. Maccabi Tel Aviv Oded: The Boys A side will begin their quest for the Cup in a second round away tie at Ironi Nesher in the north and Uri David’s charges, fourth in their division, will endeavour to advance in the competition against a side which is next to bottom, having won only once so far in the league this season.

Maccabi Tel Aviv Eli Fuchs v. Hapoel Kfar Sava, Kiryat Shalom 09:00: Maccabi’s B team high flyers who lead their division after seven consecutive wins and look a confident bet to advance past their opponents.

Hapoel Nof Hagalil v. Maccabi Tel Aviv Eldad: Hadera Beit Eliezer, 14:30: The Boys C team will look to maintain their positive momentum after their win last weekend against a side that are hosting their match a significant distance from home.