‘2 ⚽️ 0-1 Neve Avivim goal
‘25 ⚽️ 1-1 Alex Branum goal, Niv Gur assist
‘43 ⚽️ 1-2 Neve Avivim goal
‘51 ⚽️ 1-3 Neve Avivim goal
‘61 ⚽️ 1-4 Neve Avivim goal
‘75 ⚽️ 1-5 Neve Avivim goal
‘77 ⚽️ 1-6 Neve Avivim goal
Top row (from left to right): Guile Meyer, Allan Camarov, Mauro Kosminsky, Gal Noymark, Pablo Zayat, Alex Branum, Uri Yavin, Eyal Cumartesi, Illay Cohen, Ben Chajet, Niv Gur and Elijah Golding.
Bottom row (from left to right): David Garzon, Shai Revivo, Beni Polnauer, Nadav Zekaria, Eliran Pinto, Anthony Levy and Reuben Lewis.
In hindsight, to perform the way we did against the joint league leaders when we barely had a team to field that morning is certainly a silver lining. Our performance in the first-half was strong, we battled well at the back and in midfield and we responded well to going down with an equalizer from Alex Branum via a long-range free kick by Niv Gur, but ultimately let our heads drop and couldn't hold onto our draw and conceded right before the half-time whistle.
In the second half, we struggled to retain possession and were forced to play very defensively for the majority of the game. Our stand-in goalkeeper, Pablo Zayat, made a shock return to the side after a devastating head injury last season whilst in goal and ended up bailing out the team many times and pulling off some astounding saves.
We unfortunately were just not able to create enough clear-cut chances in the final third of the pitch, and as a result, Neve Avivim were able to take advantage and put another 4 goals passed us.