March 5, 2009

Israeli Premier Division leaders Maccabi Haifa saw their lead whittled down to a point as they were beaten by a strike from Hapoel Ironi Kiryat Shmona Todor Kolev.

A first-half penalty from Nigerian keeper Vincent Enyeama maintained Hapoel Tel Aviv's title charge as they beat Bnei Sakhnin.

Betar Jerusalem beat Maccabi Netanya 2-1 in the top fixture with goals from Amit Ben Shushan and Cristian Alvarez.

Last updated: 1:36pm, March 5 2009