Beitar blasts Nes Ziona, Hapoel Tel Aviv wins at the buzzer, Beer Sheva stays atop the table – Israel Football MD7 Highlights & Recaps

Beitar Jerusalem


Beitar Jerusalem blasted newly promoted Sektzia Nes Tziona 4-0 on goals by four different scorers. The yellow-and-black began the attack early as Antoine Conte scored his first ever Israel Premier League goal when he slammed home a gorgeous cross by Gadi Kinda from 25 meters to give the visitors a 1-0 lead in the 14th minute. Levi Garcia doubled the capitol city side’s advantage in the 38th minute when he took a magnificent Ali Muhammed through ball and sliced it past a helpless Omri Glazer. Kinda found the back of the goal as well when he slotted the ball behind the the Nes Tziona ‘keeper from a tough angle while central defender Or Zahavi added the final tally six minutes later when he took advantage of a Glazer mistake in the box to give Roni Levi’s squad a tidy 4-0 win.

Hapoel Tel Aviv needed two late goals to top Hapoel Kfar Saba 2-0 at the new Bloomfield Stadium. Aviv Solomon gave visiting Kfar Saba the lead in the 30th minute but veteran Reds attacker Omer Damari came to the rescue with only minutes remaining in the contest. After a tremendous amount of pressure by Niso Avitan’s squad, Damari and substitute Shahar Hirsch teamed up on the tying goal as the latter beat Itamar Israeli to draw even at 1-1 in the 86th minute. However, the duo wasn’t done there as Hirsch played facilitator allowing Damari to score the winning goal deep into injury time as he put home a 93rd minute marker to help Hapoel Tel Aviv to the 3 points.

Hapoel Beer Sheva defeated Kiryat Shemona 2-1 and will remain atop the table for another week. Ben Sahar headed home a brilliant cross by Josué Pesqueira right before the break in the 44th minute, but Cillian Sheridan drew the northern side even in the 67th minute when he rose above the defense to nod in the tying goal. But Nigel Hasselbaink tapped in the winner thanks to a sharp goal line cross by Nir Zrihen as the southern squad took the win.

Maccabi Tel Aviv slipped by Ashdod 1-0 at the Yud Alef Stadium. After a scoreless first half, Chico Ofoedu tapped home an Andre Geraldes cross into the box as the yellow-and-blue kept pace with Beer Sheva. Keeper Daniel Tenenbaum once again recorded a clean sheet as Maccabi have yet to concede a goal in 7 games.

Hapoel Hadera stunned Maccabi Netanya 1-0 on an early second half Didier Kougbenya goal. Netanya had the opportunity to take a late first half lead via penalty but Stav Finish’s spot kick was saved by Austin Ejide as Hadera recorded the victory.

Maccabi Haifa and Bnei Yehuda played to an entertaining 1-1 draw at Sammy Ofer Stadium. Tjaronn Chery scored his first marker for the Greens to give the hosts the lead by finding the right corner of Emilias Zoubas’s goal. But Matija Ljulic also found his first goal for Bnei Yehuda in the 83rd minute to split the points.

Hapoel Raanana hosted Hapoel Haifa to a disappointing goalless draw at the Moshava Stadium.