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Academy Side End Israel Trip With A Draw

26 January 2019

Beitar Jerusalem 2-2 Crystal Palace

The final game of the tournament saw the Palace team take on Beitar Jerusalem. 

Rob Street, leading the line with Brandon Pierrick, hit an early shot but unfortunately his effort could only find the side netting.

In the 22nd minute Beitar took the lead. The ball was played across the 18 yard box and it was curled into the bottom right hand corner past Russell.

Going behind kicked Palace into life. Donkin was played a neat one-two with Parris and Donkin shot low and hard past the keeper.

That was the last of the notable action before half time.

The game turned with 20 minutes left to play. Beitar put together a string of passes and a shot was hit from long range beating Russell at his near post.

With fifteen minutes left to play, Street was through on goal and rounded the keeper, the stopper brought him down but amazingly nothing was given.

Five minutes later the Palace side did get a penalty. The impressive Omilabu beat two players and was brought down inside the box. David Boateng made no mistake placing the ball into the top left corner.

It was a hard fought game but neither side could manage to find a winner and the game ended all square.

Palace end the Maccabi U19 Winter Tournament with two points from five games. The hosts Maccabi Tel Aviv took the title.

There will be in depth reaction to the tournament on CPFC social media and Palace TV so make sure to keep up to date via the official club app.

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