2014–15 Liga Bet

The 2014–15 Liga Bet season saw Hapoel Kafr Kanna (champions of the North A division), Hapoel Baqa al-Gharbiyye (champions of the North B division), Hapoel Bik'at HaYarden (champions of the South A division) and Bnei Eilat (champions of the South B division) win 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, Hapoel Iksal (from the North section) and Hapoel Kiryat Ono (from the South section) met the teams ranked 14th in Liga Alef. Hapoel Iksal won their tie and was promoted to Liga Alef as well, while Hapoel Kiryat Ono lost and remained in Liga Bet.

At the bottom, Hapoel Ironi Bnei I'billin (from North A division) and Otzma F.C. Holon (from South A division) were automatically relegated to Liga Gimel. Hapoel Umm al-Ghanem Nein (from North B division) and Hapoel Arad (form South B division) folded during the season, leaving their respective divisions with 15 teams.

The clubs ranked 12th to 15th in each division entered a relegation play-off, at the end of which Ahva Arraba (from North A division), Bnei Nujeidat (from North B division), Maccabi Bnei Jaljulia (from South A division) and F.C. Bnei Ra'anana (from South B division) dropped to Liga Gimel as well.

North A DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Hapoel Kafr Kanna 30 25 2 3 89 16 +73 77 Promotion to Liga Alef
2 Bnei Kabul 30 20 4 6 56 22 +34 64 Promotion play-offs
3 Maccabi Acre 30 19 6 5 62 28 +34 63
4 Ahi Acre 30 17 3 10 54 23 +31 54
5 Beitar Haifa 30 15 6 9 60 32 +28 51
6 Hapoel Bu'eine 30 12 7 11 34 39 −5 43
7 Ihud Bnei Sumei 30 12 6 12 37 48 −11 42
8 Ahva Kafr Manda 30 11 7 12 47 47 0 40
9 Hapoel Shefa-'Amr 30 12 5 13 34 43 −9 39[a]
10 Al-Nahda Nazareth 30 11 5 14 37 44 −7 38
11 Hapoel Ironi Safed 30 9 10 11 40 58 −18 37
12 Hapoel Sakhnin 30 10 4 16 36 51 −15 34 Relegation play-offs
13 Hapoel Kaukab 30 8 5 17 26 41 −15 29
14 Ahva Arraba 30 7 8 15 29 42 −13 29
15 Bnei Maghar 30 8 1 21 28 68 −40 25
16 Hapoel Ironi Bnei I'billin 30 2 5 23 22 89 −67 11 Relegation to Liga Gimel
Source: IFA (in Hebrew)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd matches won; 3rd head-to-head; 4th decision match
Notes:
  1. ^ Hapoel Shefa-'Amr had two points deducted

North B DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or qualification
1 Hapoel Baqa al-Gharbiyye 28 20 5 3 64 19 +45 65 Promotion to Liga Alef
2 Hapoel Daliyat al-Karmel 28 19 5 4 56 26 +30 62 Promotion play-offs
3 Hapoel Iksal 28 17 6 5 58 24 +34 57
4 Maccabi Ein Mahil 28 16 4 8 54 28 +26 52
5 Maccabi Ahi Iksal 28 15 4 9 49 40 +9 49
6 F.C. Tzeirei Tur'an 28 13 8 7 49 37 +12 47
7 Ihud Bnei Kafr Qara 28 11 7 10 42 42 0 40
8 Maccabi Sulam 28 11 6 11 48 55 −7 39
9 Hapoel Sandala Gilboa 28 10 3 15 45 53 −8 33
10 Hapoel Ramot Menashe Megiddo 28 9 5 14 39 51 −12 32
11 Hapoel Umm al-Fahm 28 7 11 10 33 34 −1 32
12 Maccabi Ironi Yafa 28 7 4 17 36 65 −29 25 Relegation play-offs
13 Hapoel Bnei Nujeidat 28 5 7 16 25 59 −34 22
14 F.C. Pardes Hanna-Karkur 28 4 7 17 23 58 −35 19
15 F.C. Daburiyya 28 3 4 21 32 62 −30 13
Hapoel Umm al-Ghanem Nein 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Dismissed[a]
Source: IFA (in Hebrew)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd matches won; 3rd head-to-head; 4th decision match
Notes:
  1. ^ After failing to appear to three matches, Hapoel Umm al-Ghanem Nein was dismissed from the league and its results were nullified.[1]

South A DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Hapoel Bik'at HaYarden 30 21 3 6 73 29 +44 66 Promotion to Liga Alef
2 Hapoel Tzafririm Holon 30 18 3 9 52 41 +11 57 Promotion play-offs
3 Hapoel Kafr Qasim Shouaa 30 17 6 7 52 30 +22 57
4 Hapoel Kiryat Ono 30 17 5 8 54 31 +23 56
5 Beitar Ramat Gan 30 15 7 8 46 39 +7 52
6 Maccabi Ironi Kfar Yona 30 14 6 10 44 34 +10 48
7 Hapoel Nahlat Yehuda 30 13 8 9 55 41 +14 47
8 F.C. Bnei Jaffa Ortodoxim 30 13 8 9 52 32 +20 46[a]
9 F.C. Roei Heshbon Tel Aviv 30 11 11 8 59 45 +14 44
10 Hapoel Ramat Israel 30 13 4 13 57 47 +10 43
11 F.C. Tira 30 11 6 13 54 56 −2 39
12 F.C. Tzeirei Tayibe 30 9 8 13 44 40 +4 35 Relegation play-offs
13 Beitar Petah Tikva 30 8 9 13 37 47 −10 33
14 F.C. Ironi Or Yehuda 30 10 1 19 42 63 −21 31
15 Maccabi Bnei Jaljulia 30 4 2 24 31 91 −60 14
16 Otzma F.C. Holon 30 1 3 26 21 107 −86 6 Relegation to Liga Gimel
Source: IFA (in Hebrew)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd matches won; 3rd head-to-head; 4th decision match
Notes:
  1. ^ F.C. Bnei Jaffa Ortodoxim had one point deducted.

South B DivisionEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or qualification
1 Bnei Eilat 28 20 5 3 67 23 +44 65 Promotion to Liga Alef
2 Ironi Modi'in 28 19 7 2 61 22 +39 64 Promotion play-offs
3 Maccabi Ironi Netivot 28 17 3 8 68 23 +45 54
4 Beitar Ma'ale Adumim 28 17 3 8 61 48 +13 54
5 Hapoel Merhavim 28 15 5 8 61 37 +24 50[a]
6 Bnei Yeechalal Rehovot 28 15 5 8 45 27 +18 50[a]
7 F.C. Dimona 28 14 3 11 65 52 +13 45
8 F.C. Be'er Sheva 28 12 6 10 57 49 +8 42
9 Beitar Giv'at Ze'ev 28 10 7 11 55 39 +16 37
10 A.S. Holon 28 11 1 16 54 65 −11 34
11 Tzeirei Rahat 28 9 6 13 45 53 −8 33
12 Hapoel Rahat 28 7 5 16 38 62 −24 25[b] Relegation play-offs
13 Beitar Yavne 28 6 2 20 21 60 −39 20
14 Ironi Beit Shemesh 28 4 4 20 42 78 −36 16
15 F.C. Bnei Ra'anana 28 0 0 28 22 124 −102 0
Hapoel Arad 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Folded[c]
Source: IFA (in Hebrew)
Rules for classification: 1st points; 2nd matches won; 3rd head-to-head; 4th decision match
Notes:
  1. ^ a b BYR–HMR 1–4; HMR–BYR 0–3
  2. ^ Hapoel Rahat had one point deducted.
  3. ^ Hapoel Arad folded after 15 matches and its results were nullified.[2]

Promotion Play-offsEdit

Northern DivisionsEdit

Division semi-finals Division final Regional final
         
2 Ironi Bnei Kabul 1
5 Beitar Haifa 0
2 Ironi Bnei Kabul 0
North A division
3 Maccabi Ironi Acre 2
3 Maccabi Ironi Acre 2
4 Ahi Acre 1
3NA Maccabi Ironi Acre 2
3NB Hapoel Iksal 4
2 Hapoel Daliyat al-Karmel 2
5 Maccabi Ahi Iksal 1
2 Hapoel Daliyat al-Karmel 1
North B division
3 Hapoel Iksal 3
3 Hapoel Iksal 2
4 Maccabi Ein Mahil 1

Hapoel Iksal qualified to the promotion play-off match against 14th ranked club in Liga Alef North division, Hapoel Asi Gilboa.

Southern DivisionsEdit

Division semi-finals Division final Regional final
         
2 Hapoel Tzafririm Holon 1
5 Beitar Ramat Gan 2
5 Beitar Ramat Gan 0
South A division
4 Hapoel Kiryat Ono 1
3 Hap. K. Qasim Shouaa 2 (1)
4 Hapoel Kiryat Ono 2 (3)
4SA Hapoel Kiryat Ono 0 (5)
2SB Ironi Modi'in 0 (3)
2 Ironi Modi'in 1
5 Hapoel Merhavim 0
2 Ironi Modi'in 2
South B division
4 Beitar Ma'ale Adumim 1
3 Maccabi Ironi Netivot 1 (3)
4 Beitar Ma'ale Adumim 1 (4)

Hapoel Kiryat Ono qualified to the promotion play-off match against 14th ranked club in Liga Alef South division, Maccabi Kabilio Jaffa.

Promotion Play-off MatchesEdit

North sectionEdit

12 May 2015 Hapoel Asi Gilboa0–1 Hapoel Iksal Ilut Stadium
18:00 UTC+3 Abu Leil   60'

Hapoel Iksal Promoted to Liga Alef; Hapoel Asi Gilboa relegated to Liga Bet;[3] However, they were eventually reprieved from relegation, following the merger between Hapoel Hadera and F.C. Givat Olga.[4]

South SectionEdit

Maccabi Kabilio Jaffa remained in Liga Alef; Hapoel Kiryat Ono remained in Liga Bet.

Relegation Play-offsEdit

Northern divisionsEdit

Southern divisionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Decision of the Disciplinary Tribunal, File 91703 IFA, 25 February 2015 (in Hebrew)
  2. ^ Hapoel Arad Is Expected to Announce Its Folding on Sunday Michael Weissermann, 7 January 2014, doublepass (in Hebrew)
  3. ^ Hapoel Iksal In Liga Alef! 12 May 2015, doublepass (in Hebrew)
  4. ^ History: Hapoel Hadera and Givat Olga merged Doublepass, 9 September 2015 (in Hebrew)

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