2009–10 Liga Bet

The 2009–10 Liga Bet season was the first season since the 1998–99 Liga Bet season, in which Liga Bet regained its status as the fourth tier of Israeli football, due to the closure of Liga Artzit.

Ahi Acre (champions of the North A division), Hapoel Daliyat al-Karmel (champions of the North B division), Maccabi Kabilio Jaffa (champions of the South A division) and Bnei Eilat (champions of the South B division) won the title and promotion to Liga Alef.

The clubs ranked 2nd to 5th in each division entered a promotion play-off, at the end of which, in the North section Hapoel Ramot Menashe Megido won against Hapoel Bnei Jadeidi from Liga Alef North and was promoted to Liga Alef, while in the South section, Ironi Ramla lost to Shimshon Bnei Tayibe from Liga Alef South and failed to gain promotion.

At the bottom, Hapoel Halat el-Sharif Tamra (from North A division), Hapoel Bnei Musmus/Ma'ale Iron (from North B division), Hapoel Ramat Israel (from South A division) and Hapoel Tirat Shalom (from South B division) all finished bottom and were all automatically relegated to Liga Gimel.

The clubs ranked 12th to 15th in each division entered a relegation play-off, at the end of which Maccabi Kabul (from North A division), Beitar Ihud Mashhad (from North B division), Otzma F.C. Holon (from South A division) and Maccabi Be'er Ya'akov (from South B division) dropped to Liga Gimel as well.

Changes from last seasonEdit

Format changesEdit

  • Promotion play-offs were re-introduced. Clubs ranked 2nd to 5th entered the play-offs, playing each other (2nd against 5th and 3rd against 4th) in the first round, and the winners battling each other in the second round. In the third round the North A and North B winners played each other, as well as the South A and South B winners, each winner then playing the 14th ranked club in Liga Alef for a spot in next season's Liga Alef.
  • Relegation play-offs were introduced. Clubs ranked 12th to 15th entered the play-offs, first playing each other (12th against 15th and 13th against 14th), and then both matches' losers facing each other, with the losing team in this match dropping to Liga Gimel.

Team changesEdit

To/from Liga AlefEdit

Intra-divisional movementsEdit

Merging and folding clubsEdit

To/from Liga GimelEdit

North A DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Ahi Acre 30 21 6 3 66 25 +41 69 Promoted to Liga Alef
2 Hapoel Kafr Sumei 30 19 8 3 69 28 +41 65 Promotion play-offs
3 Beitar Nahariya 30 20 4 6 72 31 +41 64
4 Hapoel Sakhnin 30 16 4 10 49 38 +11 52
5 Hapoel Ahva Haifa 30 14 8 8 58 36 +22 50
6 Maccabi Sektzia Ma'alot-Tarshiha 30 14 5 11 41 35 +6 47
7 Ihud Bnei Majd al-Krum 30 13 5 12 35 37 −2 44
8 F.C. Ahva Kafr Manda 30 11 6 13 39 45 −6 39
9 F.C. Tzeirei Bir al-Maksur 30 11 6 13 31 48 −17 39
10 Maccabi Acre 30 10 8 12 44 46 −2 38
11 Hapoel Kaukab 30 10 7 13 41 37 +4 37
12 Hapoel Nahariya 30 8 9 13 36 47 −11 33 Relegation play-offs
13 Beitar Haifa 30 7 9 14 46 52 −6 30
14 Maccabi Kabul 30 6 9 15 32 58 −26 27
15 Maccabi Kafr Sumei 30 6 8 16 41 72 −31 26
16 Hapoel Halat el-Sharif Tamra 30 1 4 25 22 87 −65 1[a] Relegated to Liga Gimel
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ 6 points deducted

North B DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Hapoel Daliyat al-Karmel 30 24 4 2 92 29 +63 76 Promoted to Liga Alef
2 Hapoel Iksal 30 18 6 6 63 32 +31 60 Promotion play-offs
3 Hapoel Ramot Menashe Megido 30 17 5 8 69 37 +32 56
4 Maccabi Ahi Iksal 30 13 8 9 57 46 +11 47
5 Hapoel Isfiya 30 12 7 11 46 44 +2 43
6 Maccabi Or Akiva 30 12 6 12 48 50 −2 42
7 Hapoel Ar'ara 30 12 4 14 52 77 −25 40
8 Hapoel Umm al-Ghanam/Nein 30 12 4 14 58 55 +3 39[a]
9 Maccabi Beit She'an 30 11 5 14 61 69 −8 38
10 Ihud Bnei Baqa 30 10 7 13 47 54 −7 37
11 Bnei Jisr az-Zarqa 30 9 8 13 51 67 −16 35
12 Hapoel Migdal HaEmek 30 9 8 13 33 45 −12 34[b][a] Relegation play-offs
13 Hapoel Beit She'an/Mesilot 30 9 7 14 37 57 −20 34[b]
14 Maccabi Barta'a 30 7 10 13 42 49 −7 31
15 Beitar Ihud Mashhad 30 9 6 15 37 51 −14 27[c]
16 Hapoel Bnei Musmus/Ma'ale Iron 30 5 7 18 30 61 −31 22 Relegated to Liga Gimel
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b 1 point deducted?
  2. ^ a b As ranking in Liga Bet is not set by any other criteria other than points, a match was played between Hapoel Migdal HaEmek and Hapoel Beit She'an/Mesilot to determine which club will be ranked 12th and which will be ranked 13th. In the match, played on 4 May 2010 in a neutral venue, Afula Illit Stadium, Hapoel Migdal HaEmek won 4–1 and was ranked 12th.
  3. ^ 6 points deducted

South A DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Maccabi Jaffa 30 22 8 0 61 17 +44 74 Promoted to Liga Alef
2 Hapoel Azor 30 18 10 2 66 20 +46 64 Promotion play-offs
3 F.C. Kafr Qasim 30 18 6 6 68 20 +48 60
4 Hapoel Kiryat Ono 30 16 7 7 54 32 +22 55
5 Maccabi HaSharon Netanya 30 13 5 12 44 48 −4 44
6 Ironi Or Yehuda 30 12 7 11 50 36 +14 43
7 Beitar Ramat Gan 30 11 10 9 44 28 +16 43
8 Hapoel Bik'at HaYarden 30 11 8 11 37 36 +1 41
9 Hapoel Pardesiya 30 11 4 15 37 48 −11 37
10 Shikun Vatikim Ramat Gan 30 9 10 11 37 50 −13 37
11 F.C. Bnei Jaffa 30 10 6 14 39 42 −3 36[a]
12 Hapoel Mahane Yehuda 30 10 6 14 30 48 −18 36[a] Relegation play-offs
13 Beitar Petah Tikva 30 7 8 15 27 51 −24 29
14 Ortodoxim Jaffa 30 6 7 17 24 49 −25 25
15 Otzma F.C. Holon 30 5 8 17 21 44 −23 23
16 Hapoel Ramat Israel 30 2 8 20 29 99 −70 14 Relegated to Liga Gimel
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b As ranking in Liga Bet is not set by any other criteria other than points, a match was played between F.C. Bnei Jaffa and Hapoel Mahane Yehuda to determine which club will be ranked 11th and which will be ranked 12th and will enter the relegation play-offs. In the match, played on 4 May 2010 in a neutral venue, Hapoel Tzafririm Holon ground, F.C. Bnei Jaffa won 2–1 and was ranked 11th.

South B DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Bnei Eilat 30 23 4 3 72 16 +56 73 Promoted to Liga Alef
2 Ironi Ramla 30 18 5 7 58 27 +31 59 Promotion play-offs
3 Mo'adon Tzeirei Rahat 30 14 12 4 55 32 +23 54
4 F.C. Dimona 30 16 5 9 45 32 +13 53
5 Ortodoxim Lod 30 15 7 8 56 46 +10 52
6 F.C. Shikun HaMizrach 30 15 5 10 54 40 +14 50
7 Beitar Ma'ale Adumim 30 14 8 8 46 20 +26 50
8 F.C. Kiryat Gat 30 12 4 14 42 51 −9 40
9 Hapoel Merhavim 30 11 5 14 55 57 −2 38
10 F.C. Be'er Sheva 30 10 8 12 33 38 −5 38
11 Maccabi Sha'arayim 30 10 6 14 28 45 −17 36
12 Beitar Giv'at Ze'ev 30 8 10 12 42 46 −4 33[a] Relegation play-offs
13 Maccabi Sderot 30 9 6 15 37 50 −13 33
14 Maccabi Be'er Ya'akov 30 7 4 19 42 67 −25 25
15 Hapoel Rahat 30 5 4 21 33 66 −33 19
16 Hapoel Tirat Shalom 30 5 3 22 27 92 −65 18 Relegated to Liga Gimel
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ 1 point deducted?

Promotion Play-offsEdit

North divisionsEdit

North A divisionEdit

Semi-finalsEdit
4 May 2010 Hapoel Kafr Sumei 3–0Hapoel Ahva HaifaKafr Sumei
16:00 Ali   18' (pen.)
Ziada   21'
Badarne   58'
Report Attendance: s
Referee: Lugasi

Hapoel Kafr Sumei and Beitar Nahariya advanced to the North A division promotion play-offs final.

FinalEdit

Hapoel Kafr Sumei advanced to the North regional final.

North B divisionEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

Hapoel Iksal and Hapoel Ramot Menashe Megido advanced to the North B division promotion play-offs final.

FinalEdit

Hapoel Ramot Menashe Megido advanced to the North regional final.

North Regional finalEdit

Hapoel Ramot Menashe Megido advanced to the promotion play-off match against Hapoel Bnei Jadeidi from Liga Alef.

Promotion Play-off MatchEdit

Hapoel Ramot Menashe Megido promoted to Liga Alef; Hapoel Bnei Jadeidi relegated to Liga Bet.

South divisionsEdit

South A divisionEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

Hapoel Azor and Hapoel Kiryat Ono advanced to the South A division promotion play-offs final.

FinalEdit

Hapoel Azor advanced to the South regional final.

South B divisionEdit

Semi-finalsEdit
4 May 2010 Ironi Ramla 3–0Ortodoxim LodRamla
16:00 Abushdid   41'
Ben Lulu   83'
Lari   90'
Report Referee: Mor Haim

Ironi Ramla and Moadon Tzeirei Rahat advanced to the South B division promotion play-offs final.

FinalEdit
7 May 2010 Ironi Ramla 5–4 (a.e.t.)Moadon Tzeirei RahatRamla
15:00 Aluk   30'
Liani   37' (pen.), 116', 117'
Arev   80'
Report Huzayel   58'
Grandsch   61'
Arev   64' (o.g.)
Slatikov   101'
Referee: Bar Natan

Ironi Ramla advanced to the South Regional final.

South Regional finalEdit

Ironi Ramla advanced to the promotion play-off match against Shimshon Bnei Tayibe from Liga Alef.

Promotion Play-off MatchEdit

Shimshon Bnei Tayibe remained in Liga Alef; Ironi Ramla remained in Liga Bet.

Relegation Play-offsEdit

North A divisionEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

4 May 2010 Beitar Haifa 4–3Maccabi KabulAvi Ran Stadium, Haifa
16:00 Biton   11', 27', 90'
Sabag   33'
Report Hajj Khaled   44'
Hamam   82'
R. Taha   90+2'
Referee: Dotan
5 May 2010 Hapoel Nahariya 5–2Maccabi Kafr SumeiNahariya
16:00 Elkaslasi   23'
Darwish   37'
Melamed   49', 56'
Acawi   85'
Report Murad   12'
Amer   34'
Referee: Z. Levi

Beitar Haifa and Hapoel Nahariya remained in Liga Bet. Maccabi Kabul and Maccabi Kafr Sumei qualified for the North A division relegation play-off final.

FinalEdit

Maccabi Kafr Sumei remained in Liga Bet. Maccabi Kabul relegated to Liga Gimel.

North B divisionEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

Hapoel Migdal HaEmek and Maccabi Barta'a remained in Liga Bet. Beitar Ihud Mashhad and Hapoel Beit She'an/Mesilot qualified for the North B division relegation play-off final.

FinalEdit

Hapoel Beit She'an/Mesilot remained in Liga Bet. Beitar Ihud Mashhad relegated to Liga Gimel.

South A divisionEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

7 May 2010 Beitar Petah Tikva 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(3–2 p)
Hapoel F.C. Ortodoxim JaffaMaccabi P. Tikva Synthetic ground
16:15 Soramello   70' Report Gharbua   54' Referee: Wahabi
Penalties
Gabai  
Kozoshvili  
Katzar  
Rosenfeld  
Soramello  
  Abu Mashal
  Oz
  Biton
  Megera
  Duz

Beitar Petah Tikva and Hapoel Mahane Yehuda remained in Liga Bet. Hapoel F.C. Ortodoxim Jaffa and Otzma F.C. Holon qualified for the South A division relegation play-off final.

FinalEdit

14 May 2010 Hapoel F.C. Ortodoxim Jaffa 2–1Otzma F.C. HolonTzeirei Jaffa ground, Tel Aviv
16:00 Eliyahu   47'
Ashkar   86'
Report Nahum   6' Referee: Buhbut

Hapoel F.C. Ortodoxim Jaffa remained in Liga Bet. Otzma F.C. Holon relegated to Liga Gimel.

South B divisionEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

Maccabi Sderot and Hapoel Rahat remained in Liga Bet. Maccabi Be'er Ya'akov and Beitar Giv'at Zeev qualified for the South B division relegation play-off final.

FinalEdit

Beitar Giv'at Zeev remained in Liga Bet. Maccabi Be'er Ya'akov relegated to Liga Gimel.

ReferencesEdit

  • [1] The Israel Football Association (in Hebrew)
  • [2] The Israel Football Association (in Hebrew)
  • [3] The Israel Football Association (in Hebrew)
  • [4] The Israel Football Association (in Hebrew)