Nigeria international midfielder John Ogu was the major actor in Hapoel Beer Sheva's 2-1 win over Hapoel Petach Tikva in the Israeli Ligat HaAl on Saturday.
Ogu, who moved to the team at the start of the season was instrumental in his team's victory at the Vasermil Stadium in Beer Sheva.
The former Academica de Coimbra player opened Beer Sheva's account in the 16th minute of the game, powering home a header from a corner kick to set his team on their way.
Siraj Nasser added another goal on the 27th minute mark of the first half to give his team a two-goal lead.
Petach Tikva got back into the mix as Dor Kochav pulled one back for the visitors in the 32nd minute as the team's went into the break with Beer Sheva 2-1 ahead.
Ogu ended the game on a sad note after getting his marching orders on the dot of 90 minutes for his first expulsion in Israeli football.
Beer Sheva held on for the win to garner three points from the game to push them to second on the log with 31 points from 15 matches.