1930 Palestine Cup

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1930 Palestine Cup
Country  Palestine, British Mandate
Defending champions Maccabi Tel Aviv
Champions Maccabi Tel Aviv B
(2nd title)
Runners-up Northamptonshire Regiment

The 1930 Palestine Cup (Hebrew: הגביע הארץ-ישראלי‎, HaGavia HaEretz-Israeli) was the third season of Israeli Football Association's nationwide football cup competition. The defending holders were Maccabi Tel Aviv.

For the second (and last) season, teams were allowed to enter their reserve teams, and such teams were entered on behalf of Hapoel Haifa, Hapoel Tel Aviv and Maccabi Tel Aviv. Maccabi's B team eventually won the cup, a feat achieve by fielding the stronger A team under the guise of the B team. This was allowed as the club chose to forfeit their A team's first round tie away against Hapoel Haifa B, while the B team won their tie easily, and thus keeping their A team from being cup-tied and allowing their A Team players to play for the B team for the remainder of the competition.[1]

Maccabi Tel Aviv B (as registered) won the cup, beating the British team of the Northamptonshire Regiment 2–1 in the final, which was held on Hapoel Tel Aviv ground.


First Round[edit]

First round matches started on 15 February 1930.[2] The rest of the matches were played the following Saturday.[3][4] The replay between British Police and RAF Amman was delayed as the soldiers were in military duty,[1] and was finally played on 8 March 1930.[5]

Home Team Score Away Team
Hapoel Tel Aviv B 0–10 South Staffords
Maccabi Tel Aviv B 4–0[note 1] Maccabi Zikhron Ya'akov
Hapoel Haifa B w/o[6] Maccabi Tel Aviv
Maccabi Avshalom Petah Tikva 9–1 Maccabi Herzliya
British Police 2–2 RAF Amman
Hapoel Tel Aviv 3–0 Hapoel Haifa
Islamic Haifa 2–7 Northamptonshire Regiment
Maccabi Hasmonean Jerusalem 2–1 YMCA Jerusalem


Home Team Score Away Team
British Police 4–2 RAF Amman


The quarter-finals matches started on 1 March 1930.[7][8]

Home Team Score Away Team
Maccabi Hasmonean Jerusalem 1–4 South Staffords
Maccabi Avshalom Petah Tikva 0–3 Northamptonshire Regiment
Hapoel Tel Aviv w/o[8] Hapoel Haifa B
Maccabi Tel Aviv B 4–3 British Police


Home Team Score Away Team
Northamptonshire Regiment 2–0[9] Hapoel Tel Aviv
Maccabi Tel Aviv B 3–1 South Staffords


Maccabi Tel Aviv B 2–1 Northamptonshire Regiment
Bachar Goal 20'
Heresh Goal 88'
Do'ar HaYom
Goal 32' Pierce
Attendance: 8000
Referee: MacKenzie


  1. ^ The match was abandoned at half-time, at the request of Maccabi Zikhron Ya'akov, and due to the weather conditions.[2]


  • 100 Years of Football 1906-2006, Elisha Shohat (Israel), 2006
  1. ^ a b In Sport Davar, 26 February 1930, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  2. ^ a b In Sport - The First Competitions in Football for the Palestine Cup[permanent dead link] Do'ar HaYom, 21 February 1930, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  3. ^ In Sport Do'ar HaYom, 24 February 1930, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  4. ^ Palestine Football Cup The Palestine Bulletin, 24 February 1930, Historical Jewish Press
  5. ^ Play! - British Police Beat R.A.F. The Palestine Bulletin, 10 March 1930, Historical Jewish Press
  6. ^ Haifa Davar, 16 February 1930, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  7. ^ In Sport Do'ar HaYom, 2 March 1930, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  8. ^ a b Tel Aviv Davar, 2 March 1930, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)
  9. ^ In Sport Davar, 19 March 1930, Historical Jewish Press (in Hebrew)

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