Terror gets a brace


The match was played in torrential rain, but was an entertaining encounter as Haifa raced into a 3-0 lead, and were then almost pinned back by a battling Tel Aviv.

Fanteni opened the scoring in the first minute as right-winger Yaniv Katan beat his man and sent in a low ball for the Bafana Bafana international to poke home.

After Lior Rafaelov had doubled the home side’s advantage, Fanteni netted his second when Katan again supplied an inch-perfect ball across the face of goal for the former Ajax Cape Town man to score.

Two goals in four minutes midway through the second half brought Tel Aviv back into it, but Haifa, who also had left-back Tsepo Masilela in the side, hung for the win and now leap-frog Bevan Fransman’s Maccabi Netanya to go top of the table.