Quick free kick helps Bnei Yehuda in State Cup

Moshe Biton's goal 7 minutes into overtime gave his team a 1-0 win over kafr Kanna.

By
March 7, 2006 04:31
2 minute read.
not logo GOOD

bnei yehuda 88. (photo credit: )

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Bnei Yehuda advanced to the quarterfinals of the State Cup Monday afternoon after defeating third-league Maccabi Kafr Kanna 1-0 thanks to Moshe Biton's goal seven minutes into an extra time period. Kafr Kanna came close to joining Hakoach Amidar Ramat Gan and Hapoel Acre as the third Cinderella team in the last eight, but a fantastic save by Bnei Yehuda 'keeper Vincent Enyeama in the dying moments of the match saved the visitors. "It's a pity we didn't score at the end of the match," said Kafr Kanna coach Haim Levi. "We played well and were better then Bnei Yehuda for long stretches." The hosts' keeper, Naael Akala, was shown the red card moments after Biton's winner following an outburst towards the referee. Akala was furious with the referee, who had allowed Bnei Yehuda to take a free kick before the hosts had organized their defense. Forward Asi Baldot found Biton, who lobbed the ball over the 'keeper. The match was originally scheduled for Saturday, but was postponed by the police due to concerns about the players' safety following the violent incidents at Nazareth's Basilica of the Annunciation on Friday evening. Bnei Yehuda's win completed an extraordinary State Cup round in which all the away teams won their matches. The draw for the quarterfinals took place Monday evening at IFA headquarters in Ramat Gan. Bnei Yehuda will travel to the North once again to play the National League's Hapoel Acre, who shocked Maccabi Tel Aviv 4-0 at Bloomfield Stadium on Saturday evening and will be hoping to beat another team from Tel Aviv. In the main match of the quarterfinals, Maccabi Haifa will host Maccabi Petah Tikva. Haifa is searching for its first State Cup in eight years, while Petah Tikva's only chance of repeating this year's UEFA Cup success depends on the team qualifying for European competition via the cup. After stunning Betar Jerusalem on Saturday, Hakoach Amidar Ramat Gan was rewarded with a lucrative home tie against Hapoel Tel Aviv. Hakoach knocked out Betar thanks to a 90th minute goal at Teddy Stadium and will face stern opposition once again when it faces the Premier League's secondplaced team. The fourth quarterfinal will feature the Premier League's two bottom teams, Bnei Sakhnin and Hapoel Kfar Saba. As both teams face the difficult task of staying in the Premier League, they will welcome the distraction from their relegation worries. The State Cup quarterfinal matches will take place on March 21-22.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

dudi sela
August 31, 2014
Sela steamrolled by Dimitrov

By ALLON SINAI