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Inter Banot 3-3 Halutzot Notzetzot: Late Goal Secures Historic Draw for Our Girls

‘12 ⚽️ 0-1 Halutzot goal

‘31 ⚽️ 1-1 Talia Trakman goal

‘49 ⚽️ 1-2 Halutzot goal

‘62 ⚽️ 2-2 Alexandra Berger goal, Eliane Krugman assist

‘82 ⚽️ 2-3 Halutzot goal

‘90 ⚽️ 3-3 Mija Mena goal, Arielle Stalman assist

Top row (from left to right): Gaston Fratesi, Alexandra Berger, Arielle Stalman, Talia Trakman, Alison Mervish, Lauren First and Shir Bloch.

Bottom row (from left to right): Mija Mena, Keren Benams, Eliane Krugman, Renata Segal, Caro Ratner and Guili Hadass.

In what was only our third-ever game as a team, Inter Banot again took on Haltzuzot Notzetzot at our home pitch in Jaffa, having been defeated heavily by them in mid-November.

Banot Head Coach, Gaston Fratesi, selected 12 girls to take on the Halutzot in the 8v8 game with Renata Segal going in goal for us before Shir Bloch took over the gloves from her halfway through.

From the very first minute, it was clear that it would not be an easy win for Halutzot like last time and we were competing in every department. However, we would concede in the first 15 minutes.

An early injury to Keren Benams was unfortunate, but with Alison Mervish and Guili Hadass keeping things solid at the back, we were able to push forward and threaten the Halutzot defence.

Talia Trakman, playing in her first game with Inter Banot, equalised after half an hour following some hustle play from Caro Ratner and the scores would remain level into the halftime break.

After the break, Halutzot again took the lead, but we were level again on the hour mark after Eliane Krugman, who was a threat all night down the right, crossed for Alexandra Berger to finish pass the Halutzot keeper, her second goal in as many games against this opposition.

We were dominating in the middle, with Lauren First in particular proving to be a thorn in the Halutzot side, yet we once again found ourselves behind towards the end of the game.

Not to be defeated, we pressed forward as the game reached its climax and were rewarded with a dramatic late equaliser. Eliane Krugman's throw-in caused panic in the Halutzot defence, leaving Arielle Stalman to find Mija Mena who scored a brilliant goal into the top corner.

An incredible result and so much progress made since the last game against this opposition.


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