Hapoel Beer Sheva 2:1 Beitar Jerusalem
Niv Zrihen scored a brace while Itay Shechter picked up a goal for Beitar in an entertaining game at Turner Stadium in the Southern capital city. The win gives Beer Sheva a 3-point lead atop the table over Maccabi Tel Aviv as the Championship Playoffs get underway next week.
Maccabi Tel Aviv 1:0 Hapoel Haifa
Dor Peretz headed in an own goal to give the Yellow & Blue the 3-points and the victory. Peretz on loan to Haifa from Maccabi tried to clear the ball from the box, but instead it found its way behind his keeper for the lone goal go the contest.
Maccabi Haifa 2:0 Hapoel Raanana
Gili Vermouth almost singlehandedly helped the Greens not only win the match thanks to 2 penalties but also launch Haifa into the 6th and final Championship Playoff spot in Ligat Ha’Al. Haifa’s win coupled with Kiryat Shemona’s loss moved Guy Luzon’s squad into the coveted playoffs.
Kiryat Shemona 1:2 Hapoel Kfar Saba
Oded Elkayam scored first for the hosts but two unanswered goals by Sonny Omoregie and Eli Elbaz not only stole the win but also knocked Kiryat Shemona out of the Championship Playoffs.
Maccabi Petach Tikva 0:1 Ashdod
Dan Biton played hero for Ashdod as his 88th minute marker took the 3-points and the win for the visitors moving them up to 9th place.
Bnei Sakhnin 0:0 Hapoel Tel Aviv
A dull goalless draw was on tap in Sakhnin as Hapoel Tel Aviv moved out of the cellar due to goal differential.
Bnei Yehuda 0:0 Hapoel Ashkelon
The teams split the points in a dry affair at the Moshava Stadium.