Local Soccer: Newcomer's late goal saves Bnei Yehuda

George Amsis' volley cancels out Dimitar Makriev's 68th minute strike in 1-1 draw at Ashdod SC.

August 24, 2009 01:12
1 minute read.
Local Soccer: Newcomer's late goal saves Bnei Yehuda

Bnei Yehuda Sinisa Linic 248.88. (photo credit: )


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

An 89th-minute goal by debutant George Amsis gave Bnei Yehuda a 1-1 draw at Ashdod SC on Sunday night. The 18-year-old midfielder entered the match as a substitute in the 80th minute and cancelled out Dimitar Makriev's 68th minute goal with a powerful volley. "I'm glad we equalized, but we should have scored earlier," Bnei Yehuda coach Guy Luzon said following his team's first league match of the season. "We paid the price for our misses, but I'm pleased we managed to comeback despite the fact that our players were tired from Thursday's Europa League match." Bnei Yehuda, which visits PSV Eindhoven in the second leg of the Europa League playoffs on Thursday after losing the first leg 1-0, hosts Ahi Nazareth in its next league match. Both Ashdod and Bnei Yehuda had chances to take the lead in the first half, but it wasn't until the 68th minute that the deadlock was broken. The Bnei Yehuda defense failed to clear the ball and Makriev made the most of the melee and slotted in the opener. Ashdod seemed to be heading for the victory, but its 'keeper Dragan Stojkic gifted the visitors a corner a minute from time and Amsis tied the match by latching on to the subsequent set-piece. On Monday, Betar Jerusalem hosts Hapoel Tel Aviv in the main match of the first weekend of the season. "You are always excited ahead of the first match of the season and especially ahead of an encounter like this," Betar striker Barak Itzhaki said. "We started our preparations for the season late, but that is no excuse. Hapoel is in good form, but we are just as good." Midfielder Michael Zandberg, who moved from Betar to Hapoel over the summer, will be facing his former team for the first time on Monday. "Zandberg is a good friend and excellent player," said Itzhaki. "I hope he saves his best for another match." The game will be broadcast on Channel 1 at 8:50.

Related Content

dudi sela
August 31, 2014
Sela steamrolled by Dimitrov