’1 ⚽ 1-0 Vlad Kart goal, Ron Sharifi assist
’34 ⚽ 2-0 Ron Sharifi goal, Gianni Conti assist
‘41 ⚽ 2-1 Elitzur Yafo goal
’45 ⚽ 3-1 Azanao Aristo goal, Fernando Zatz assist
’67 ⚽ 4-1 Azanao Aristo goal, Vlad Kart assist
’70 ⚽ 5-1 Vlad Kart goal, Gaston Hilman assist
’76 ⚽ 6-1 Gaston Hilman goal, Azanao Aristo assist
Top row (from left to right): Dandy Okougo, Daniel Cabral, Fernando Zatz, Nadav Izmirli, Ron Sharifi, Daniel Herszenhaut, Andy Gabay, Gianni Conti, Gaston Hilman, Ricardo Horvath and Mono Bechini
Bottom row (from left to right): Azanao Aristo, Vlad Kart, Allan Camarov, Roey Sartov, Sam Sank, Ariel Peretz, Jaime Kauffman and Evgeny Kart.
After last week's disappointment losing to 10-man Shikun Vatikim, it was vital to get a positive result as we travelled to Elitzur Yafo on late Friday afternoon in the third game of the 2021/22 Liga Gimmel season.
Things could not have gotten off to a better start, with Vlad Kart shooting from outside the area inside the first minute, which expertly found the bottom corner and immediately put us ahead.
As the game eventually found its rhythm, it was clear that we were controlling the match and we looked comfortable on the ball. Gianni Conti was forced into an incredible save after 20 minutes, with the Uruguayan tipping the ball onto the bar from a free-kick.
Not too long later and our lead was doubled. Gianni's heroics went from saving goals to making them as a long ball forward bounced once before Ron Sharifi controlled, beat his man and calmly slotted past the keeper.
As the first half neared its conclusion, Elitzur was giving a lifeline thanks to a sumptuous free-kick from their playmaker, giving Gianni no chance in goal. However, we restored our two-goal lead just seconds before the break, with Fernando Zatz lobbing a ball over the Elitzur defence, feeding Azanao Aristo to score from a tight angle in what was his first appearance of the season.
The second half was a far less competitive affair and although Gianni made another great save late on, the game seemed over from the moment we returned to the field for the second half.
There were three goals to enjoy within a glorious 9-minute spell, with all three strikes coming as a result of high pressure in the opponents half and beautiful one touch football. Azanao got his second of the afternoon and then Vlad did the same, after a great ball from substitute Gaston Hilman. The Argentinian midfielder got in on the act himself, slotting home the 6th goal with 20 minutes to go.
Next Friday we take on league leaders and bitter rivals Naveh Golan at home, knowing that a win will put us on equal points with them at the top of the table.