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Israel Football League Matchday 21

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Maccabi Tel Aviv 1:0 Hapoel Beer Sheva
Vidar Kjartansson scored yet again for the Yellow & Blue for the lone goal of the match helping cut Beer Sheva’s lead at the top of the table to just 5 points. Wearing his new number 9, the Icelandic striker found the back of the goal in the 9th minute for the win.


Bnei Yehuda 1:1 Beitar Jerusalem
Itay Shechter scored for visitors in the 36th minute as he stole the ball aaay from the hosts while Nerijus Valkis drew his side even in the second half as the sides split the points. Following the match Beitar coach Ran Ben Shimon was relieved of his duties and replaced by Kfar Saba’s former boss Sharon Mimer.


Hapoel Ashkelon 0:2 Maccabi Haifa
The Greens scored on two penalties to pick up the win down south. In reality, the first goal was headed in by Omer Damariafte his penalty hit the bar while Eliran Atar scored his in the second half giving Maccabi Haifa their first win in roughly a month.

Hapoel Haifa 0:1 Bnei Sakhnin
Idan Shemesh scored an 84th minute goal to give the visiting side the win and three points.


Kiryat Shemona 0:1 Maccabi Petach Tikva
Petach Tikva kept pace with second place Maccabi Tel Aviv winning away at Kiryat Shemona thanks to a 65th minute strike by Dovev Gabbay.


Ashdod 0:1 Hapoel Raanana
Shimon Abuheitzera slotted home an 89th minute penalty to steal the points for Haim Silvas and his visiting squad.


Hapoel Kfar Saba 0:0 Hapoel Tel Aviv
Each side took a point in a goalless draw in a bottom of the table battle.