May 23, Mary, /Arzuw NEWS/. In the framework of the 10th round of the Higher League of Football Championship of Turkmenistan, the Mary "Merv" hosted "Akhal" at the "Sport Desga" stadium. The match, which ended with an unexpected result of 3:0 in favor of the home team, gathered more than three thousand spectators.
We had a few good chances in the first fifteen minutes, but we failed to convert them into goals.
- tells after the match the captain of FC "Akhal" Artur Gevorkyan in an interview with Arzuw.news.
The outcome of the match was decided by two standards, which were successfully implemented by our opponents in a few minutes. In the second half, our team strongly pressed, taking advantage of this, the Mary team on the counterattack scored the third goal. Now we need to pull ourselves together and quickly forget the game.
Our task is to win the championship, so we will work on our mistakes and correct the unrealized moments - said Gevorkyan.
Recall that on the 30th minute, the score was opened by Perman Hallyev with an accurate free kick. Eight minutes later, the Mary player made a double. On the 61st minute the course of the match could have changed dramatically in connection with a penalty kick to Merv, but Elman Tagaev who came up to the ball did not cope with the task. In the last minute of regular time Alibek Abdurakhmanov, thanks to a rapid counterattack, brought the score to a dramatic one.
Merv defender Rasim Gereykhanov told why the Mary club managed to defeat the country's vice-champion:
The tactical instructions given by the coach are the main reason for today's victory. In the second half, with two goals, we tried to play more defensive soccer and scored the third goal.
In the parallel games, Ashgabat defeated Maryy Energetik with a minimum score, and the capital's Kopetdag lost to Balkanabat's Nebitchi with a score of 2-1. The match between the capital's Altyn Asyr and Turkmenbashi's Shagadam was postponed by the Football Federation of Turkmenistan until June 17.
Thus, at the end of ten rounds, the tournament table, scoring 18 points, headed by "Altyn Asyr", ahead of "Ahal", coming next, only on additional indicators. In third place is "Shagadam", with 15 points. It should be emphasized that all three clubs have one game in reserve.