‘10 ⚽️ 1-0 Ron Sharifi goal, Samuel Hazins assist
‘48 ⚽️ 2-0 Max Mzhen goal, Mono Bechini assist
‘52 ⚽️ 3-0 Samuel Hazins goal, Yuri Nucenovich assist ‘76 ⚽️ 4-0 Ori Hatuka goal, Oded Puzis assist ‘77 ⚽️ 5-0 Ori Hatuka goal, Alon Zurita assist ‘81 ⚽️ 6-0 Vlad Kart goal, Ori Hatuka assist
Top row (from left to right): Yuri Nucenovich, Gaston Hilman, Mono Bechini, Ron Sharifi, Fernando Zatz, Vlad Kart, Oded Puzis, Thomy Alfie, Ori Hatuka, Gianni Conti, Pablo Zayat and Gabo Terkieltaub.
Bottom row (from left to right): Ricky Horvath, Alon Zurita, Andy Gabay, Sam Sank, Samuel Hazins, Jeremy Tenenbaum, Max Mzhen and Ilan Flax.
After last Saturday's huge win over former league leaders Hapoel Tzafririm Holon, we took on another team from Holon, Lazarus Mor, in our first game as the new table toppers.
Borja Lema made a few changes to the starting lineup, bringing in Max Mzhen, Yuri Nucenovich and Samuel Hazins for their first starts in a while as we took on the team we had beaten 4-1 earlier in the season.
We controlled the game from the very beginning but played far from our best football. Nonetheless, an early goal helped to settle the nerves after Samuel Hazins' cross from the right found Ron Sharifi at the back post.
In the second half we upped our game after Borja shared his frustration in the break, bringing on Mono Bechini and Oded Puzis as half time substitutions. The effect was immediate with the former assisting to Max Mzhen, who hit a sublime shot from outside the box for his first goal of the season, doubling our lead.
Shortly after two goals became three, with Yuri Nucenovich finding Samu down the right to put the game beyond doubt. The introduction of Ori Hatuka at this point proved deadly with the American teenager taking over for the remainder of the match.
Within a 5 minute space, Ori scored two goals and then turned provider, with a full-pitch run down the right side before crossing to Vlad Kart, who grabbed his 40th goal of the season.
In the end, it was a routine win and good momentum as we secured our 17th win in a row, with our unbeaten run moving to an incredible 21 games as we continue our title charge.
Just two games remain this season. First we take on old rivals Shikun Vatikim Ramat Gan on Monday, in what will likely be an aggressive game and another we need to show ourselves as the league leaders we want to be.
If we beat Shikun, then the final game of the season is away to bottom-placed Maccabi Pardes Katz, which would be a celebration knowing a win would make us champions.