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ISRAEL 2018/2019: Dramatic handball Friday

Written by Dean Shmuel Elmas
 
It was a very dramatic Handball Friday in Israel. Ironi Rehovot that didn’t win from December 12th met Hapoel Ramat Gan from the last place. They knew before this matchday that H.C Beer Sheba from the 8th place has 3 points advantage and another lose will be too much. Ramat Gan with 3 points from Hapoel Kiryat Ono knew that they have to get the points if they want to clost the gap.
 
It was very equal match and in the last 30 seconds Ramat Gan led 25:26. But, two turnovers and two 7 meters shots gave the dramatic two points to Rehovot that won 27:26. In Beer Sheba, Hapoel Rishon LeZion with the club’s offensive problem had a tough match but Oz Hamami scored the 24:23 winner from 10 meters, 5 seconds before the buzzer.
 
From the second place, Hapoel Ashdod lost again 32:30 to SGS Ramat Hasharon. in other matches: Maccabi Kiryat Motzkin secured the playoffs ticket with 26:24 on H.C Holon and H.C Ness Ziona did the same with 37:32 on Bnei Herzliya. Maccabi Rishon LeZion won the match with Hapoel Kiryat Ono 38:26 on February 18th already.
 
In the next matchday (21 Round): Monday: 19:30 – Hapoel Rishon LeZion – Ironi Rehovot, 20:30 – H.C Ness Ziona – Maccabi Kiryat Motzkin, Bnei Herzliya – Maccabi Rishon LeZion, Hapoel Kiryat Ono – H.C Beer Sheba. Tuesday, 19:30 – Hapoel Ramat Gan – Hapoel Ashdod, SGS Ramat Hasharon – H.C Holon.
 
The table, two matches before the playoffs:
 
1. Maccabi Rishon LeZion – 39
2. Hapoel Ashdod – 29
3. Hapoel Rishon LeZion – 27
4. SGS Ramat Hasharon – 25
5. Maccabi Kiryat Motzkin – 21
6. H.C Ness Ziona – 20
7. Bnei Herzliya – 17
8. H.C Beer Sheba – 16
9. Ironi Rehovot – 15
10. H.C Holon – 14
11. Hapoel Kiryat Ono – 10
12. Hapoel Ramat Gan – 7
PHOTO:  Colle

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