Israel Soccer: Team Made Up of New Immigrants Loses Two Games in a Row

Inter Aliyah loses to Beitar Ashdod 7-5 after conceding to Elitzur Yehud 2-1

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Inter Aliyah lost two games in succession in the past two weeks. The team was beaten by Elitzur Yehud 2-1 in the league before an enthralling 7-5 defeat at the hands of Beitar Ashdod in what was an eventful friendly match.

The former represented a bitterly disappointing afternoon for Israel’s first all new-immigrant team, losing to what on paper would seem to be the inferior Elitzur Yehud.

Yet, to be fair to the away side it fully deserved the three points, with Inter not imposing itself on the game enough and Dani Markovits’ goal coming too late in the game.

Last Friday, the team traveled south to Ashdod to play a friendly against Beitar Ashdod, which competes in the southern region’s equivalent division.

Playing what was an experimental side involving several trialists, Inter Aliyah was down 4-0 at halftime but rallied tremendously after the break to put the score back at 4-4. A flurry of goals in the last period left the score at 7-5 in favour of the home team, but Inter would have been pleased with the second-half performance.