Sunday, 24 May 2020

BELARUSIAN FOOTBALL WEEKEND ROUND-UP

PREMIER LEAGUE 

Wednesday 20th May
Dynamo Brest 1 BATE Borisov 3 (4,320) 

Thursday 21st May
Neman Grodno 3 Torpedo Belaz Zhodino 1 (358) 

Friday 22nd May
Slavia Mozyr 1 Gorodeya 1 (850) 
Shakhtyor 4 Belshina 0 (442) 

Saturday 23rd May
Smolevichi v FC Minsk - Postponed 
Slutsk 1 Rukh Brest 1 (540) 
Isloch 1 Engergetyk-BGU 2 (400)
Vitebsk 1 Dynamo Minsk 1 (773) 

BELARUSIAN CUP FINAL 


Sunday 24th May
Dynamo Brest 0 BATE Borisov 1 (5,761) AET  

It was a fantastic week for BATE Borisov as they won their league game against Dynamo Brest on Wednesday evening with former Dynamo player Pavel Nekhajchik amongst the goals. They are now just one point clear at the top of the table ahead of Energetyk-BGU with Torpedo Belaz Zhodino and Shakytor Soligorsk in 3rd and 4th place on 18 points. 

Then today they lifted the Belarusian Cup for the fourth time in their history. The game was a very tight affair with few chances and Dynamo Brest working very hard in defending against BATE. Their best chance came when Pavel Savitskiy rattled the angle of post and crossbar with a free kick in the first period of extra time. With the game looking like it was going to be decided by penalty kicks it was 22 year old Zakar Volkov who became the hero for BATE when after a scramble in the box he struck the ball into the back of the net in added time of the second period of extra time. The defender clearly loves the Cup as he scored in the Semi-Final second leg victory over Slavia Mozyr as well. 

In the league games Shakytor got a good 4-0 win at home to Belshina who are still without a win - It's looking increasingly like they may well go back down to the first league after promotion and the first league title last season. Energetyk were 1-1 with Isloch going into injury time after a game of two penalty kicks - Jasurbek Yaxshiboev had scored for the visitors on 13 minutes before Godfrey Stephen equalised on 27 minutes. Step forward Evgeni Yudchits, who has been with Energetyk for seven seasons, whose shot from outside of the box rocketed past Egor Khatkevich in the Isloch goal to collect an important three points for his side.    

Gorodeya picked a useful away point at Slavia Mozyr but were 0-1 up until the home side were awarded a very harsh penalty kick on 61 minutes when it was adjudged their player handled the ball in the box - I would say 99% of people watching the game in person and on the TV would disagree with the decision. Andrey Chukley scored from the spot-kick to make the score 1-1 which the game ended as.  

LEAGUE TABLE
TOP FIVE
Red denotes Champions League place 
Blue denotes Europa League place 
POS TEAM P W D L GF GA GD PTS FORM (5)
1.  BATE BORISOV 10 7 1 2 22 10 +12 22 WWWWW
2.  ENERGETYK-BGU 10 7 0 3 14 10 +4 21 LWWWW
3.  TORPEDO ZHODINO 10 5 3 2 13 8 +5 18 DWDWL
4.  SHAKHTYOR 10 5 3 2 15 3 +12 18 WWDWW
5. SLUTSK 10 5 2 3 16 15 +1 17 WWLLD

BOTTOM FIVE 

Red denotes relegated to the first league 
Blue denotes relegation play off with third placed side in first league

POS TEAM P W D L GF GA GD PTS FORM (5)
12.  GORODEYA 10 3 3 4 7 11 -4 12 LDDLD
13.  NEMAN GRODNO  9 3 2 4 12 12 +0 11 LWLLW
14.  FC MINSK  8 3 1 4 12 16 -4 10 LLWLD
15. SMOLEVICHY  9 0 4 5 6 14 -8 4 DLLLD
16.  BELSHINA  10 0 3 7 7 20 -13 3 LLLDL

TOP SCORERS 
Jasurbek Yaxshiboev (Energetyk BGU) - 7 goals (4 penalty kicks) 
Gegam Kadiyman (Neman Grodno) - 6 goals 
followed by 10 players on 4 goals each. 


FIRST LEAGUE 

Saturday 23rd May
Oshmyany 1 Slonim 0 (300) 
Orsha 4 Khimik Svetlogorsk 0 (250) 
Granit 1 Lida 2 (115)
Gomel 2 Volna 0 (2050) 

Sunday 24th May 
Krumkachy Minsk 2 Arsenal 0 (400) 
Naftan 0 Smorgon 1 (300) 
Lokomotiv Gomel 1 Sputnik 1 (700) 

Smorgon still lead the way in the first league. Their 0-1 away win at Naftan puts them on 14 points ahead of Krumkachy Minsk on 13 points. Lokomotiv Gomel are in third place on 11 points but have a game in hand over the top two. Khimik and Naftan's poor season continues with six defeats in as many games. 



ONE-NIL TO THE SMORGAN! - THEY LOVE A SINGLE GOAL VICTORY. 


It was Smorgon's third 1-0 victory in a row and their fifth game in a row where they have had a clean sheet. The only goal they have conceded this season was in the first game which was a 1-1 draw against Sputnik. 

LEAGUE TABLE

TOP FIVE
Red denotes promoted to Premier League 
Blue denotes play-off versus fourteenth placed team in Premier
POS TEAM P W D L GF GA GD PTS FORM 
1.  SMORGON 6 4 2 0 6 1 +5 14 WDWWW
2.  KRUMKACHY 6 4 1 1 12 6 +6 13 WDLWW
3.  LOKOMOTIV GOMEL  5 3 2 0 16 6 +10 11 WWDWD
4.  SPUTNIK  6 3 2 1 6 6 +0 11 WWWLD
5. VOLNA 6 3 2 1 8 8 +0 10 LWWWL

BOTTOM FIVE

POSTEAMPWDLGFGAGDPTSFORM (5) 
10. SLONIM611438-54WLLLL
11. GOMEL 522194+53DLDWW
12. GRANIT6006413-90LLLLL
13. NAFTAN 613267-1-9DDWLL
14.KHIMIK6006219-17-9LLLLLL
Khimik: - 9 points 
Natftan: -15 points 
Gomel: -5 points 

TOP SCORERS 
Yan Senkevich (Lida) - 7 goals (1 penalty kick) 
Andrey Solovey (Lokomotiv Gomel) - 4 goals (2 penalty kicks) 
Followed by six players on 3 goals each 

SECOND LEAGUE


GROUP A 

Saturday 23rd May
Chayka Zelva 0 Meliorator Zhitkovichi 5 
Kronon 2 Dinamo Malorita 3
Molodechno 2 Ostrovets 0
Stenles Pinsk 1 Pershiy Regien 0 
Baranovichi 6 BGU Minsk 0  

GROUP B 
Saturday 23rd May
Bumprom 1 Shakhtyor Petrikov 3 
Viktoriya Maryina Horka 2 Osipovichy 2
Gorki 0 Dnepr Mogilev 2 
Polotsk 2 Energosbyt-BSATU 2 
Zhlobin 3 Dnepr Rogachev 4 

In the second league Group A Meliorator Zhitkovichi lead the way on five wins from five with Chakya Zelva and Ivatsevichi down the bottom with five defeats (in five) and four defeats (in four) so far. 

In Group B it's DNEPR Mogilev and Shakhtyor Petrikov at the top both with 100% winning records. Shakhtyor have played five games scoring 21 goals with DNEPR playing four games and scoring 20 goals - they have only let in 1 goal! 


NEXT WEEKEND'S FIXTURES

PREMIER LEAGUE 

Friday 29th May
Torpedo BelAZ v Smolevichy-STI
Gorodeya v Neman Grodno

Saturday 30th May
FC Minsk v Slutsk
Belshina v Slavia
Dynamo Minsk v Shakhtyor

Sunday 31st May 
Energetyk-BGU v Vitebsk
BATE v Isloch
Rukh Brest v Dynamo Brest 

FIRST LEAGUE 
Dates and kick offs to be confirmed 
Sputnik v Krumkachy Minsk
Volna v Lokomotiv Gomel
Lida v Khimik Svetlogorsk
Slonim v Granit
Arsenal v Naftan
Orsha v Gomel
Smorgon v Oshmyany

SECOND LEAGUE 
Dates and kick offs to be confirmed 

GROUP A
Dynamo Malorita v BGU Minsk
Ostrovets v Stenles Pinsk
Meliorator Zhitkovichi v Molodechno
Baranovichi v Chayka Zelva
Ivatsevichi v Kronon 

GROUP B
Energosbyt-BSATU v Bumprom
Osipovichy v Gorki
Shakhtyor Petrikov v Zhlobin
SMI Autotrans v Viktoriya Maryina Horka
Dnepr Mogilev v Polotsk

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