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Karolik shines for Belshina

Published: Wednesday 24 July 2002, 21.40CET
FC Belshina Bobruisk 3-2 Portadown FC(Aggregate 3-2) Belshina edged a close game.

Match statistics

BelshinaPortadown

Goals scored3
 
2
Attempts on target3
 
2
Attempts off target0
 
0
Corners0
 
0
Offsides0
 
0
Fouls committed0
 
0
Yellow cards1
 
3
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

 
Published: Wednesday 24 July 2002, 21.40CET

Karolik shines for Belshina

FC Belshina Bobruisk 3-2 Portadown FC(Aggregate 3-2) Belshina edged a close game.

FC Belshina Bobruisk 3-2 Portadown FC (Belshina win 3-2 on aggregate)
FC Belshina Bobruisk hung on for a place in the second qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League after two goals from Dzianis Karolik helped see off Northern Ireland's Portadown.

Nervy finish
The Belarussian champions were always on top in the match at the City stadium in Borisov, but had to endure a nervy finish. Leading 3-1 as the game entered its final stages, Belshina made things difficult by conceding a second goal in the 74th minute. A third goal for the visitors would have levelled the tie and sent Portadown through on away goals but Belshina survived.

Down and out
Early on it seemed like it would be a comfortable night for Belshina. After a goalless first leg last week, they were ahead after just five minutes tonight when Valeri Stripekis scored following a pass from Karolik. A second goal came 17 minutes later when Karolik found the net for the first time in the match and Portadown were seemingly down and out.

Plenty of hope
However, the visitors pulled one back just before the interval through Gary Hamilton and went in at the break with plenty of hope. Belshina appeared to have put paid to that optimism with a third goal just nine minutes after the restart, Karolik's second goal capping a splendid night's work from the 23-year-old striker.

Maccabi next
Portadown refused to lie down, however, and when Dean Fitzgerald cut the deficit to just one in the 74th minute, the game was finely balanced again. Yet Belshina managed to protect their slender lead and now go on to meet Israeli side Maccabi Haifa in the second qualifying round.

Away first
As in this tie, Belshina will have to travel for the first leg on 31 July, with the Israeli champions making the trip to Belarus for the return a week later on 7 August.

'Not satisfied'
"I am not satisfied with my team," said Portadown manager Ronnie McFall, after the defeat. "Our defenders were off form today." Belshina coach Vjacheslav Aksshaev was also unhappy with his men, whom he considered nervous and guilty of conceding sloppy goals. Instead he complimented the Irish team on their approach to the game. "I liked their tactics," he said. "They played much better than in the first match."

Last updated: 25/07/02 0.29CET

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Lineups

belshina

Belshina

portadown

Portadown

16
SinitsynSiarhei Sinitsyn
1
KeenanMichael Keenan
2
SiadniouAliaksandr Siadniou (C)
2
Peter McCannPeter McCann
Yellow Card19
3
GorbachevMikhail Gorbachev
3
O'HaraKeith O'Hara
4
KlimovitchUladzimir Klimovitch
7
FitzgeraldDean Fitzgerald
Yellow Card66
Goal74
5
KukarVictar Kukar
9
HamiltonGary Hamilton
Goal39
9
HarmashViachaslau Harmash
Substitution46
10
ArkinsVincent Arkins (C)
10
TrukhovIgor Trukhov
11
NeillKyle Neill
11
StripeikisValeri Stripeikis
Goal6
Yellow Card66
Substitution72
12
McAreaveyPaul McAreavey
Yellow Card50
12
KarolikDenis Karolik
Goal22
Goal59
15
OgdenNeil Ogden
15
ShagoikaAleksandr Shagoika
Substitution74
16
CraigPhilip Craig
19
BoltrushevichEduard Boltrushevich
17
AlderdiceWeil Alderdice
Substitution76

Substitutes

7
GradobaevEduard Gradobaev
Substitution46
23
ReaMartin Rea
8
KhrypachAndrei Khrypach
14
HamiltonAndrew Hamilton
Substitution76
6
OstrikovVladimir Ostrikov
Substitution72
4
BoyleWesley Boyle
18
MaliavkoViktar Maliavko
Substitution74
18
LindsayKris Lindsay
17
SemerykouVitali Semerykou
22
PoheAlexei Pohe

Coach

Viachaslau Akshayeu (BLR) Ronald McFall (NIR)

Referee

Jouni Hyytiä (FIN)

Assistant referees

Markku Tiensuu (FIN), Taavi Sulander (FIN)

Fourth official

Jouni Hietala (FIN)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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