Mike Radja scored the only goal of the shootout as Belfast Giants returned to the top of the Elite League standings with a 2-1 Elite League victory over Manchester Storm. Press Association Craig McCallum scored a hat-trick and added an assist to lead Edinburgh Capitals to a 7-5 victory over Sheffield Steelers, while two goals from Lou Dickenson helped Dundee Stars to a 6-3 win over Fife Flyers. Ricards Birzinsh opened the scoring 3:45 into the contest but the Giants drew level just 41 seconds into the second period when Colin Shields scored his ninth goal of the season on the powerplay. Neither side could find a winner to send the game into the shootout and after each side came up blank following nine attempts each Radja finally beat Zane Kalemba to earn the extra point.
Liberia’s best FIFA badge referee, Isaac Montgomery is expected to lead a team of Liberian referees to officiate the crucial 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Mauritania and the Gambia on March 25.Following their failure to officiate in the CAF Club competition preliminary, the local league best referee Montgomery along with three other Liberian match officials have been given a Nation’s Cup engagement by the Confederation of African Football.Montgomery, Elisha Johnson, Francis Sannoh and Jerry Yekeh will handle the first leg match between Mauritania and Gambia at the Office Du Complexe Olympique of Nouakchott.Montgomery will serve as center referee, while his compatriots Johnson and Sannoh will run the lines as assistant referees one and two respectively and Jerry Yekeh will serve as fourth official.They are expected to depart the country for Nouakchott, Mauritania a week prior to the match. Their trip to Mauritania will be the second assignment for Liberian referees after the Ebola crisis.Last year, four Liberian referees handled a U-23 Africa Cup of Nations qualification match between the Leone Stars of Sierra Leone and Guinea-Bissau.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)