Football Israel Round 13 Ligat Ha’Al

Due to severe weather throughout Israel over the past few days a number of matches were postponed until Tuesday evening. Bnei Sakhnin played Beitar Jerusalem to a 0-0 draw and Kiryat Shemona induced more misery on Bnei Yehuda by winning in the dying minutes.

Kiryat Shemona 2-1 Bnei Yehuda

Amazing! Bnei Yehuda goes down to yet another defeat and another match without a point! When will the suffering end for Moshe Damayo’s club? Oz Rali gave the visitors a 1-0 lead but Kiryat Shemona received fine play from Ofir Mizrahi who set up Barack Badash’s goal and then scored the winner in the 88th minute for the three points and the win!

Bnei Sakhnin 0-0 Beitar Jerusalem

Roni Levy began his second tenure as Beitar coach with a point in a dry & listless scoreless draw at Doha Stadium in Sakhnin. No offense was seen from either club in this match, but Ariel Harush did make the neccesary saves to keep the clean sheet and help Beitar earn an away point in one of their notoriously bad stadiums.

Maccabi Haifa 1-1 Ramat HaSharon

Ramat HaSharon has been playing well of late and continued its string of undefeated matches to 6 straight as they continue to climb out of the bottom of the table! Emir Hadzic gave Ben Reichert a nice ball in the box and the young stud gave the visitors a shock 1-0 lead in the 45th minute. Haifa midfielder Ruben Rayos had a number of his smart crosses to Alon Turgemna go wide of the goal but not to be outdone in front of the 6500 home supporters youngster Shoval Gozlan equalized the score at one on a Yaniv Katan shot that Gozlan pumped the rebound in at minute 65 for a split of the points.

Maccabi Petach Tikva 1-1 Hapoel Haifa

In a game that The Sports Rabbi and two sins were at due to being stuck in the Tel Aviv are due to the weather 800 fans saw Yetav Luzon finally celebrating a goal by his club and gaining his first point as a head coach. Hapoel Haifa dominated the first half of the game and the beginning of the second, when finally Ahed Azam scored on a beauty of a strike to the top left hand corner of the Petach Tikva goal.

But Petach Tikva kept pressing down the left side of the pitch when finally Dany Preda scored to tie it up in the 93rd minute and give both sides a point a piece.

Hapoel Beer Sheva 0-0 Hapoel Raanana

Wassermill stadium hosted oniy 2500 fans as the two sides split the points after finishing off 90 minutes with no goals. Dovev Gabby & Serge Nassar had a number of chances but nothing too dangerous for keeper Gal Nir of Raanana. Maor Bozaglo also had some attempts in the second half to no avail. All in all though the first 13 games for Beer Sheva can been seen as a success in keeping pace with champions Maccabi Tel Aviv. For Raanana another valuable point keeps them in the mix to make it up to the upper playoffs.

Ashdod 0-0 Hapoel Akko

In a dull 0-0 draw with both clubs seeming uninterested in being on the pitch, chances were at a premium in front of only 150 fans. Add in a couple of power failures into the mix and both Nir Klinger’s Ashdod squad and Yuval Naim’s Akko came away with a point a piece.