Dominating the game, Netanya’s defence held firm, until Ahmed Abed netting the winner in extra time.
Coach Barak Bachar said: “I already began to think back to what happened last season, we were favorites and that wasn’t easy. This was the longest day of my life. I love my players so much and I told them before the match that they had enjoyed a great season regardless of what happened in the final.”
Netanya coach Yossi Mizrahi said: “This hurts. Only one team can win the cup and they played better tonight. They deserve all the credit but we are very disappointed.
“However, I have no complaints as the players gave their all.”