The final of the Handball Referees Cup will meet in about a week and a half (Friday, September 24) between Hapoel Kiryat Ono and Hapoel Ashdod. Kiryat Ono defeated Bnei Herzliya 31:33 tonight (Monday) away, while Ashdod defeated AS at home. Ramat Hasharon 38:39 after extra time.
Hapoel Ashdod, the holder of the State Cup, hosted Ramat Hasharon, which is the last winner of the Judges’ Union Cup (two years ago and also three years ago) and won it only after a drama. Risto Vujicic equalized in the closing seconds to 32:32, and dragged the game to extra time, and in its second second it was Amit Stellman, who came from Maccabi Rishon Lezion in the summer, who scored a penalty and set 38:39 that lifted Ashdod to the final.
The Sharon derby was also close, with 15:15 at the half. Moshiko Elimelech, who recently recovered from Corona, excelled in Kiryat Ono’s goal, and in the decisive minutes, Dalibor Sukic, the pivot who came from Hapoel Rishon Lezion, came up. He squeezed a penalty that Elad Kapon scored and then scored two goals over half the field. Jordan Lachman still equalized, but a great move between Amit Gal and Tariq Ksumovich set 30:32, and the finishing goal was scored by Kapon.
The Legionnaires also started playing and an Israeli derby was held in Switzerland, in which the champion Wintertor defeated Zurich 26:31. Yahav Shamir stood out for the winner with 10 stops, including one penalty. Tomer Bodenheimer played 45 minutes for the loser and scored two goals.
In the first French league, Yoav Lambroso was Limoges’ leading scorer with 6 goals and 6 assists in a 31:29 loss to AIX. Dan Tepper and Daniel Musindi made their debut in the Saran uniform which was defeated by the boys 31:26. In France, six Israelis play – three in the senior league and three in the sub.league, where Adir Cohen, who passed this summer after winning the Swiss championship with Winterthur, stood out with 3 goals and 3 assists in a 26:27 victory over Pontao. Lior Gorman and Chen Liebgut did not win in the losses of Sharbor and Willerban, against Nice and Valens, respectively.
In the Spanish top league, Chen Pomeranz and Puente Hanil achieved their first 27:33 victory over Sinpin, with Pomeranz scoring 4 goals.
Jonathan Dayan was a partner in the away victory of the “Wolves” from Rimpar over Dessau 24:25 in the opening of the second league games in Germany.
In Sweden, goalkeeper Tom Shem Tov and his team Lindsberg will open their way to the sub.league this weekend, after Shem Tov showed good ability in the cup games.