Maccabi Tel Aviv ‘Oded’ won the Under 17’s State Cup this evening (Wednesday) after beating Maccabi Netanya 3-0 in Petah Tikva. Ido Oli put Maccabi in-front with a powerful header in the 26thminute before doubling the lead with a clinical finish on 69. Yahel Atias sealed the victory in the 86th minute as Zion Cohen’s side completed a successful week having secured the league title on the final league match of the season.

Maccabi’s Cup run began with a 5-0 victory at home against second division side Hapoel Nof Hagalil. A 6-0 victory away to Maccabi Kiryat Malachi saw Maccabi cruise to the round of 16 where Bnei Sakhnin proved to be a tough opposition. Oli scored twice as Maccabi were held to a 3-3 draw in regular time, before Said Abu Farhi (113) scored to win 4-3 in extra time. A tough tie away to Maccabi Haifa in the Quarter Finals was settled by a late Ori Amouyof 82 minute winner as Maccabi booked their place amongst the final four Semi Finals. Yuval Kir, Nisan Balai and Yahel Atias were all on target as Maccabi saw off Hapoel Ra’anana with a 3-0 win in the Semi Final which was staged Ramat Gan’s national stadium.

Maccabi Netanya reached the final with a 5-0 victory over Bnei Yosef FC but just like Ra’anana, Netanya conceded three goals with no reply before Maccabi’s players celebrated by lifting the Cup.