About 70km separates the Teddy stands from those of Bloomfield in Jaffa, the stadium that became the temporary home of Beitar Jerusalem, a reminder of the events of the last State Cup final. However, the distance between where Yossi Abukasis' team is today and where it should be, is much greater, because Beitar this season only creates continuity for the loss of the club's path. Returning to Teddy won't change that either, nor will the result against Hapoel Hadera, despite the crowd that follows it.
They can get a win here, as they do today, thanks to goals from Fred Friday (58), who scored from close-up, and Myron George (68) with a free-kick from just outside the area. And sometimes you will manage to squeeze a point there, but what Beitar really needs is direction, stability that will allow the players and the coach to know what tomorrow will bring, and to express their talent and determination with peace of mind. At least they are no longer in minus and not in last place.
On the other side, Hapoel Hadera stood in Bloomfield and realized that if it did not make a change, it would quickly find itself in a firing zone called a "battle for survival" and gain distance from the Premier League. It's too early to determine, but like Beitar, Niso Avitan's team also knows, a team needs a road and a home, and Hadera hasn't had them for a good few years, not even a medical goal or a point.
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Hapoel Hadera. In trouble, photo: Alan Shaver
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