2013–14 Liga Alef

The 2013–14 Liga Alef season saw Hapoel Kfar Saba (champions of the North Division) and Maccabi Kiryat Gat (champions of the South Division) win the title and promotion to Liga Leumit.

The clubs which were ranked between 2nd to 5th places in each division competed in a promotion play-offs, in which the winner, Ironi Tiberias advanced to the final round, where they beat the 14th placed club in Liga Leumit, Hapoel Katamon Jerusalem 5-1 on aggregate. thus, Ironi Tiberias were also promoted to Liga Leumit.

At the bottom, the bottom two clubs in each division, Maccabi Kafr Kanna, Ahva Arraba (from North division), Maccabi Be'er Ya'akov and Bnei Eilat (from South division) were all automatically relegated to Liga Bet, whilst the two clubs which were ranked in 14th place in each division, Hapoel Daliyat al-Karmel and Maccabi Be'er Sheva were relegated after losing the relegation play-offs.

Changes from last seasonEdit

Team changesEdit

North DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Hapoel Kfar Saba 30 18 9 3 57 21 +36 63 Promoted to Liga Leumit
2 Ironi Tiberias 30 15 9 6 43 28 +15 54 Promotion play-offs
3 F.C. Karmiel Safed 30 15 6 9 42 35 +7 51
4 Hapoel Migdal HaEmek 30 13 11 6 42 29 +13 50
5 Maccabi Daliyat al-Karmel 30 14 7 9 46 35 +11 49
6 Hapoel Herzliya 30 13 6 11 43 34 +9 45
7 Hapoel Hadera 30 13 5 12 46 45 +1 44
8 Hapoel Beit She'an 30 12 7 11 54 42 +12 43
9 Beitar Nahariya 30 12 7 11 40 37 +3 43
10 Hapoel Asi Gilboa 30 11 7 12 44 35 +9 40
11 F.C. Givat Olga 30 8 14 8 34 34 0 38
12 Maccabi Tzur Shalom 30 9 7 14 36 44 −8 34
13 Maccabi Ironi Kiryat Ata 30 7 9 14 34 44 −10 30
14 Hapoel Daliyat al-Karmel 30 8 5 17 37 58 −21 29 Relegation play-offs
15 Maccabi Kafr Kanna 30 4 13 13 33 56 −23 25 Relegated to Liga Bet
16 Ahva Arraba 30 4 6 20 28 82 −54 15[a]
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ Three points deducted

South DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Maccabi Kiryat Gat 30 21 5 4 53 16 +37 68 Promoted to Liga Leumit
2 Maccabi Kabilio Jaffa 30 16 5 9 47 27 +20 53 Promotion play-offs
3 Hapoel Azor 30 15 8 7 47 29 +18 53
4 Hapoel Marmorek 30 15 7 8 37 18 +19 52
5 Beitar Kfar Saba 30 12 10 8 30 26 +4 46
6 F.C. Kafr Qasim 30 12 7 11 35 37 −2 43
7 Maccabi Amishav Petah Tikva 30 11 8 11 34 29 +5 41
8 Hapoel Kfar Shalem 30 11 8 11 29 28 +1 41
9 Maccabi Kiryat Malakhi 30 11 5 14 37 40 −3 38
10 Hapoel Mahane Yehuda 30 11 5 14 30 42 −12 38
11 Maccabi Sha'arayim 30 9 10 11 31 32 −1 37
12 Ironi Bat Yam 30 8 11 11 35 35 0 35 Folded
13 Sektzia Nes Tziona 30 12 6 12 31 37 −6 33[a]
14 Maccabi Be'er Sheva 30 7 7 16 33 54 −21 28 Relegation play-offs
15 Maccabi Be'er Ya'akov 30 9 7 14 30 42 −12 25[a] Relegated to Liga Bet
16 Bnei Eilat 30 3 5 22 20 67 −47 14
Source:[citation needed]
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Nine points deducted

Promotion play-offsEdit

First roundEdit

Second and third placed clubs played single match at home against the fourth and fifth placed clubs in their respective regional division.

Ironi Tiberias2 – 1Maccabi Daliyat al-Karmel
Elimelech   49'
Akiva   90'
Report (in Hebrew) Nasir al-Din   31'

Hapoel Azor4 – 1 (a.e.t.)Hapoel Marmorek
Segal   39'
Hakak   92'   115'
Ravid   110'
Report (in Hebrew) Hajaj   10'

Ironi Tiberias and Hapoel Migdal HaEmek (from North division) and Hapoel Azor and Beitar Kfar Saba (from South division) advanced to the second round.


Second roundEdit

The winners of the first round played single match at home of the higher ranked club (from each regional division).


Ironi Tiberias and Hapoel Azor advanced to the third round.


Third roundEdit

Ironi Tiberias and Hapoel Azor faced each other for a single match in neutral venue. the winner advanced to the fourth round against the 14th placed club in Liga Leumit.

Ironi Tiberias advanced to the promotion/relegation play-offs.


Fourth round - promotion/relegation play-offsEdit

Ironi Tiberias faced the 14th placed in 2013–14 Liga Leumit Hapoel Katamon Jerusalem. the winner on aggregate earned a spot in the 2014–15 Liga Leumit. The matches took place on May 23 and 27, 2014.

Hapoel Katamon Jerusalem0 - 3Ironi Tiberias
Report (in Hebrew) Elimelech   31'
Lazmi   39'   85'

Ironi Tiberias won 5–1 on aggregate and promoted to Liga Leumit. Hapoel Katamon Jerusalem relegated to Liga Alef.

Relegation play-offsEdit

North play-offEdit

The 14th placed club in Liga Alef North, Hapoel Daliyat al-Karmel, faced the Liga Bet North play-offs winner. the winner earned a spot in the 2014–15 Liga Alef.

Liga B North A play-offEdit

Semi-finalsEdit
3 May 2014 Hapoel Kafr Kanna1–4 Hapoel Shefa-'Amr Ilut Stadium
20:45 UTC+3 Armaly   73' (pen.) Report Haj   44'
Bushnak   51', 55', 63'
Referee: Levi
FinalEdit

Liga B North B play-offEdit

Semi-finalsEdit
29 April 2014 Hapoel Iksal0–1 Maccabi Ahi Iksal Municipal Stadium, Beit She'an
16:00 UTC+3 Report Darawshe   49' Referee: Arbeli
FinalEdit

Regional finalEdit

Relegation/promotion matchEdit

Maccabi Sektzia Ma'alot-Tarshiha Promoted to Liga Alef; Hapoel Daliyat al-Karmel relegated to Liga Bet.

South play-offEdit

The 14th placed club in Liga Alef South, Maccabi Be'er Sheva, faced the Liga Bet North play-offs winner. the winner earned a spot in the 2014–15 Liga Alef.

Liga B South A play-offEdit

Semi-finalsEdit
FinalEdit

Liga B South B play-offEdit

Semi-finalsEdit
FinalEdit

Regional finalEdit

Relegation/promotion matchEdit

Hapoel Hod HaSharon Promoted to Liga Alef; Maccabi Be'er Sheva relegated to Liga Bet; However, they were eventually reprieved from relegation, after Ironi Bat Yam, which have finished 12th in Liga Alef South, folded during the summer.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ironi Bat Yam ultimately closed Goler1, 25.8.2014 (in Hebrew)