June 7, Mary, /Arzuw NEWS/. The 13th round of the Higher League of Turkmenistan Football Championship is over.
"Akhal went to visit Energy of Mary and left no chance for Rahmanguly Bailiev's team, defeating it 5-0.
After a tough draw against Kopetdag (0-0 - ed.) We were focused only on winning. Our task was to take our chances and keep our goal locked. I think we did it!
- Ilya Tamurkin, a midfielder of Akhal, told after the match in an interview with Arzuw.news. Despite the big win, we have a lot to strive for, but today we are winners, and their (winners), as a rule, do not judge.
Already on the second minute Gurban Annaev put his team ahead. Twelve minutes later Artur Gevorkyan strengthened the visitors' advantage with an accurate free kick. Towards the end of the first half it came to a rout. Pirmurad Sultanov forced the Energetik goalkeeper to take the ball out of the net again.
The devastating victory over the Mari club was not easy for us. We were helped by a quick goal that broke our opponent," Tamurkin summed up.
On 63rd minute, Amir Gurbani, bypassing several defenders, scored the fourth goal, and on 75th minute Pirmurad Sultanov made a double, putting the match to a close.
Other matches of the 13th round:
"Ashgabat 0 : 1 Altyn Asyr
"Nebitchi 2 : 1 Merv
"Kopetdag" 1 : 1 "Shagadam"
Thus, after the last 13 rounds, the standings are solely headed by the capital's "Altyn Asyr", who scored 27 points. On the second line is "Akhal", with 25 points. In third position is "Shagadam" with 19 points.