Modern Palestine and Modern Greece Meet on Field
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Modern Palestine and Modern Greece Meet on Field

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(Jewish Telegraphic Agency Mail Service)

What is considered here a Palestinian victory was the outcome of the match between a selected team of the Maccabee Organization of Palestine and the Aetos-Greek Football Club. On a previous occasion, when the two teams met at Tel-Aviv, the Alexandria team had been victors by the odd goal in five. There was a slight reshuffling of players in the match played on the Maccabee Sports ground in Jerusalem. The Palestine Maccabees came out victors by seven goals to one.

Although the Greek team put up a valiant fight up to the finish, they were overrun by the Maccabees.

The first twenty minutes play was fairly even. The Greeks went ahead first through a penalty kick being awarded to them. Soon afterwards the Maccabees drew level from a corner kick which the goalie could not clear; the Greek back kicked the ball into his own goal in trying to clear. Five minutes later, a penalty was awarded the Maccabees which they easily converted. A pass by Raisi was taken by Blau on the fly and shot into the net from close quarters. This ended the score before the whistle went for half time.

On changing sides, the Maccabees continued pressing their opponents. In spite of the splendid defense of the Greek team, four more goals were added by the Maccabees. A long pass from Raisi was caught by Stern and headed into the net. Ten minutes later Blau rushed in and scored with a kick which gave the Greek goalie no chance. Later Raisi added the sixth goal from a run down the field in the inside-right position to which he changed shortly before the whistle when Bader caught a pass from Schvansky and rammed the ball into the net with his left. After this, the Greeks made valiant efforts to add to their score, but went without any further score.

Feeling ran high towards the end of the game, and the referee had to send out three players, two Maccabees and one Greek, from the field.

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