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Israel Ligat Winner Matchday Four September 19, 2015

Courtesy Maccabi Netanya Facebook Page

Hapoel Beer Sheva 0:0 Maccabi Haifa

Beer Sheva opened it’s beautiful brand new stadium Toto-Turner to a scoreless draw after being a man to the good from the 3rd minute. Maccabi Haifa’s Taleb Tawhatwa was sent off in the early in the match for carelessly hitting Maor Bizaglo in the face resulting in Haifa moving Ofir Kriaf to a more defensive role. Beer Sheva couldn’t capitalized on its chances as the Greens ‘keeper Vladimir Stoykovich made save after save to earn his team a valuable point.

Bnei Yehuda 2:1 Beitar Jerusalem

Yossi Abuksis’s side defeated the visiting Jerusalem club on goals Amir Agaiev and Pedro Galvan to pick up three points and create even more chaos for Eli Tabib’s side and coach Slobodan Drapic. Lidor Cohen was the goal scorer for the yellow and black as the fans chanted for the coach’s dismissal. The question must be asked at this point with Beitar collecting only 3 points in 4 games; was is worth not resigning coach Guy Levy for such a small difference in salary?

Hapoel Haifa 0:1 Hapoel Tel Aviv

The Reds finally picked up their first win of the year and the first for interim coach Walid Badir. Ramzi Sfori scored the goal as a distraught Haifa coach Tal Benin will try to pick up the pieces as Tel Aviv looks ahead.

Maccabi Netanya 1:1 Kiryat Shemona

Ahmed Abed opened the scoring for the visitors in the 6th minute as Netanya hosted the northern club at the Moshava Stadium. Romario Pires evened the score on a penalty as Kirat Shemona’s Cassio Fernandes picked up a second yellow card for a foul in the box on Gael Margulies that led to the kick from 11 meters.

Hapoel Kfar Saba 0:1 Maccabi Petach Tikva

Ran Ben Shimon’s club continued it’s fabulous start to the year winning their 4th straight win in four matches as Gidi Kanuk lifted a 61st minute free kick into the box that Mindaugus Panka headed into the Kfar Saba goal for the slim 1:0 win.

Bnei Sakhnin 2:0 Hapoel Akko

Sakhnin picked up their first win of the season at Doha Stadium as Feras Mogrbe in the first half while super foreigner Jorginho picked up his 3rd goal of the year in the second half to help Sakhnin to the victory.