Sunday, 26 April 2020

BELRUSIAN PREMIER LEAGUE, FIRST & SECOND LEAGUE WEEKEND RESULTS & ROUND-UP

Friday 24th April 

PREMIER LEAGUE 

Smolevichy 1 Dynamo Minsk 3  (172)
Neman Grodno 3 Energetik BGU 0 (265)

SECOND LEAGUE GROUP A 
Stenles Pinsk 15 (FIFTEEN) Chayka Zelva 0 

BGU Minsk 2 Pershiy Regien 1 
Ostrovets 2 Kronon 0 
Meliorator Zhitkovichi 2 Ivatsevichi 0 
Baranovichi 2 Dinamo Malorita 3  

SECOND LEAGUE GROUP B
Zhlobin 1 Polotsk 0 
Dnepr Rogachev 1 Gorki 1 
Shakhtyor Petrikov 5 Viktoriya Maryina Horka 2 
SMI Autotrans 4 Energosbyt-BSATU 2 
Dnepr Mogilev 2 Osipovichy 0 

Saturday 25th April 

PREMIER LEAGUE 
Slavia 1 FC Minsk 3 (685) 
Gorodeya 0 BATE 2 (284)
Dynamo Brest 0 Shakhtyor 2 (1,496)  

FIRST LEAGUE 
Slonim 2 Orsha 1 (200) 
Naftan 1 Lida 1 (170) 
Smorgon 2 Volna 0 (150) 
Oshmyany 0 Sputnik 1 (150) 

Sunday 26th April


PREMIER LEAGUE

Slutsk 3 Belshina 2 (492) 
Torpedo Zhodino 0 Rukh Brest 0 (293) 
Isloch 2 Vitebsk 0 (273)

FIRST LEAGUE

Granit 1 Arsenal 2 (100) 
Khimik Svetlogorsk 0 Krumkachy Minsk 4 (175)
Gomel 2 Lokomotiv Gomel 3 (1,850) 

It was another exciting weekend of games across Belarus with probably the stand out result coming in Slutsk who beat Belshina 3-2 to go top of the Premier League table. Slutsk went in at half time 2-1 up thanks to goals from Umar Bala and Artyom Serdyuk with Leonid Kovel scoring just prior to the break. Belshina equalised on 52 minute via Pavel Bordukov only for Bala to score the winner in the 88th minute. An indication of the crowds being down due to the current situation regarding Covid-19 is highlighted by the 492 attendance for this game compared to the 1,450 who saw Slutsk beat Dynamo Minsk on game week six last season. 

BATE Borisov made it four games unbreaten with a 0-2 win at Gorodeya with Stanislaw Drahun and Anton Saroka (who are both Belerusian Internationals) scoring the goals.

It was no surprise to see the two teams with the best defensive records in Torpedo Zhodino and Rukh Brest ending 0-0. Both have now let in just two goals in their six games played so far. Torpedo have had five clean sheets with their two let in against Dynamo Minsk which they lost 2-0. Rukh have had four clean sheets with 1-0 defeats against Energetyk and BATE Borisov.  

Isloch had a great home win against Vitebsk with Momo Yansane netting once again. The Guinean centre forward who is a real fan's favourite amongst The Wolves loyal supporters after joining the club permanently after a loan spell last season. 

At the bottom of the Premier League table it's Belshina and Smolevichy who currently occupy the drop-zone. They are the only sides left with no wins to their name so far. 

KLENJE SCORES THE WINNER IN THE GOMEL DERBY AGAINST HIS FORMER CLUB

There was a derby game in the First League with Gomel (who were relegated from the top tier last season) hosting Lokomotiv Gomel in front of a 1,850 crowd and it sounded like a really good game. Lokomotiv got their second win in a row with a 2-3 win. It's been a great start for Lokomotiv who finished in fourth place last season. Their scorers were former Dynamo Brest and Torpedo Zhodino player Andrey Solovey (pen 9mins), Andrey Khukarenok (36) and Pavel Klenje just prior to half time - Klenje has only just moved from Gomel to Lokomotiv - He was an unused sub six times last season for them!. Artsyom Vaskov got both of Gomel's goals who was with Gorodeya in the Premier League last season. 

In the Second League Group A Chakya Zelva travelled to Stenles Pinsk. The game was going to be cancelled as the visitors had no bus or transport to get to the game but they managed to get ten men to start the match. They played the second half with just eight men which shows why the end result was 15-0 with three players from Pinsk netting hat-tricks. 

TOP SCORERS 

PREMIER LEAGUE

Yevgeniy Shikavka (Dynamo Minsk) - 4 
Umar Bala (Slutsk) - 3 
Stanslaw Dragun (BATE) - 3 
Genham Kadymyan (Neman Grodno) - 3 
Artyum Serdyuk (Slutsk) - 3 
Jasurbek Yaxshiboev (Energetyk-BGU) -3 

FIRST LEAGUE 
Y.Senkevich (Lida) - 3 
E.Kalinin (Orsha) - 2 
M.Kolyadko (Krumkachy Minsk) - 2 
D.Kozlovskiy (Lokomotiv Gomel) 2 
Y.Ladutko (Oshmyany) - 2 

Former Smolevichy and Neman Grodno midiflder Yan Senkevich, 25, currently leads the top scorer's list in the first league. He currently plays for FC Lida. 

FORTHCOMING FIXTURES

Friday 1st May

PREMIER LEAGUE

Energetyk-BGU v Smolevichy 

SECOND LEAGUE 
GROUP AChayka Zelva v Pershiy Regien
Kronon v Meliorator Zhitkovichi
Baranovichi v Ivatsevichi
BGU Minsk v Ostrovets
Molodechno-DYuSSh v Stenles Pinsk 

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

Saturday 2nd May

PREMIER LEAGUE
FC Minsk v Torpedo BelAZ Zhodino 
Rukh Brest v Gorodeya
Dynamo Minsk v Slutsk

FIRST LEAGUE 
Arsenal v Khimik Svetlogorsk
Lokomotiv Gomel v Naftan
Volna v Oshmyany
Orsha v Smorgon

Sunday 3rd May 

PREMIER LEAGUE
Belshina v Dynamo Brest
Vitebsk v Slavia Mozyr 
BATE Borisov v Neman Grodno
Shakhtyor v Isloch 

FIRST LEAGUE 
Sputnik v Granit
Lida v Slonim
Krumkachy Minsk v Gomel


FC SLUTSK ARE CURRENTLY TOP OF THE PREMIER LEAGUE TABLE 

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