Only Two Points Separate First and Third Place in International Football League of Israel

Atletico Niv, AJAF and Ra’anana are vying for the top

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Atletico Niv, AJAF and Ra’anana remain in lockstep at the top of the International Football League of Israel standings, as victories by all three teams last weekend means that only two points separate first place and third place.

Atletico Niv had no problems in a 12-0 demolition of FC United Tel Aviv. Kobi Aslan led all scorers with four goals, followed by Omri Azran with three, Kfir Stokol with a brace and Yarden Swissa, Inon Malchi and Bar Vahaba with one goal each. Swissa added four assists, while Vahaba notched three assists.

AJAF kept pace by breaking a 1-1 halftime tie to beat All Boys 3-1. Akido Aisce scored twice, while Kaba Koura Muller added a goal.

A flurry of five second-half goals broke open a close match for Ra’anana, which downed Ramat Gan 7-3. Michelle Orellano had a hat trick, while Barak Maimoni, Ran Pardess, Chen Kimhi and Dean Itzhak each netted a goal for the winners.