Real Mississauga SC – FC Vorkuta
FC Vorkuta took a clear lead at the top of the CSL First Division following a decisive 5-1 victory over Real Mississauga in a well-played, entertaining encounter Friday night.
Vorkuta jumped into a 1-0 lead just two minutes into the match at the Hershey Centre when Serhii Ursulenko took a 40 yard diagonal pass from Vadym Gostiev on the chest to drive the ball into the far corner well out of the reach of Mississauga goalkeeper Senad Poracanin.
The visitors increased the lead when Ursulenko moved the ball to Iaroslav Solonynko on the far post and the midfielder found the net for a 2-0 score at the 23 minute mark.
Forward Sergii Ivliev gave Vorkuta a 3-0 lead at 29 minutes after closing in on Poracanin to chip the ball over the Real Mississauga goalkeeper into the far corner. It was 3-0 at the interval.
Real Mississauga’s Desislav Desislavov reduced Vorkuta’s lead to 3-1 at 69 minutes, a powerful volley into the roof of the net which left Vorkuta goalkeeper Oleksandr Musiienko with no chance for the save.
Vorkuta defender Volodymyr Bidlovskyi struck a picture goal from a free kick just outside the box at the 80th minute, his rising curling drive went over the wall, high and inside the right post and well out of the reach of goalkeeper Poracinin, a 4-1 lead.
Vorkuta went ahead 5-1 at 87 minutes when midfielder Valerii Yarmosh playing his first game took a pass from Valerii Doroshenko, also in his opening CSL game, to find the net from 8 yards and the score held to the final whistle.
FC Vorkuta now has a 8-1-2 WLT record for 26 points, three points clear of FC Ukraine United.
FC Vorkuta: Musiienko – Yaremchuk, Tarasenko (64′ Halchuk), Volchkov, Gostiev, Kerchu (captain), Riabyi (77′ Doroshenko), Lakusta (16′ Gramm), Ursulenko (57′ Bidlovskyi), Solonynko (57′ Yarmosh), Ivliev.
In Canadian Soccer League Division 2 FC Vorkuta played an away game against Halton United.
The game ended with confident 5:0 win for FC Vorkuta with goals scored by Valerii Yarmosh (2), Dmytro Polyuhanych (2) and Kristijan Kezic.
FC Vorkuta: Lozinskyi- Kiselov, Alekseiev, Sluka, Lazar (captain), Polyuhanych (46′ Serhii Melnyk), Yarmosh (46′ Antonenko), Haidarzhi, Diachenko (46′ Khmyzov), Gramm, Kezic (46′ Belmokhtar)
Club of Russian immigrants will perform in the higher league.
Oleg Lutkov, a well-known Ukrainian specialist, former mentor of Zaporizhzhya Metallurg and Kryvbas, continue his coaching career in Canada. The 50-year-old coach has headed the FC Vorkuta team.
The legion of Ukrainians in Canada is larger.
Former “Bukovinian” goalkeeper Oleksandr Musienko will play in the Canadian Football League for FC Vorkuta (Toronto). Representatives of Vorkuta have already announced the arrival of Musienko to Canada on their Facebook page.