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Belarus off to winning start at Estonia's expense

Published: Thursday 25 August 2011, 17.27CET
Belarus 2-1 Estonia
First-half goals by Olga Novikova and Olga Aniskovtseva ensured Tatiana Volkova's side made a winning start to EURO 2013 qualifying Group 5.
by Denis Orlov
from Gorodskoi stadium
Belarus off to winning start at Estonia's expense
Belarus goalscorer Olga Aniskovtseva (right) up against Anete Palus ©Anastasia Zhiltsova
 

Match statistics

BelarusEstonia

Goals scored2
 
1
Goal attempts5
 
4
Attempts off target6
 
3
Corners3
 
3
Fouls committed15
 
15
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Last updated: 27/02/2013 05:00 CET

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Published: Thursday 25 August 2011, 17.27CET

Belarus off to winning start at Estonia's expense

Belarus 2-1 Estonia
First-half goals by Olga Novikova and Olga Aniskovtseva ensured Tatiana Volkova's side made a winning start to EURO 2013 qualifying Group 5.

A strong first-half performance ensured Belarus made a winning start to UEFA Women's EURO 2013 qualifying Group 5.

Goals in the first 45 minutes from Olga Novikova and Olga Aniskovtseva gave the hosts a two-goal lead. Although Liis Emajõe pulled one back with 19 minutes left Tatiana Volkova's side held on for a well-deserved victory.

Belarus dominated the early stages, going ahead just after the half-hour when Anna Tatarinova's long shot was saved, but Novikova got to the rebound first before unleashing a fierce 25-metre drive into the top left corner. Though Estonia came close to an equaliser a minute later, when Inna Botyanovskaya denied Margarita Žernosekov, the hosts continue to push on. Aniskovtseva was initially frustrated by a fine Elis Meetua save but finally beat the Estonian No1 on the stroke of half-time when she headed in Irina Tretiakova's cross.

There was a glimmer of hope for Keith Boanas's charges in the 71st minute when they reduced the deficit through Emajõe, who scored at the second attempt after being put through by Katrin Loo. But Belarus held on, settling for a narrow win, which might have been more convincing had Tatyana Shramok converted Ekaterina Avkhimovich's left-wing centre with six minutes remaining.

Estonia resume their campaign at home to Ukraine when qualifying around Europe begins in earnest on 18 September, while pacesetters Belarus welcome Finland on 27 October in their next fixture. Slovakia are also in the section, which is the second to begin with Iceland having previously beaten Bulgaria 6-0 in Group 3.

Last updated: 09/12/12 19.15CET

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Lineup

Belarus

Belarus

Estonia

Estonia

22Inna Botyanovskaya (GK)1Elis Meetua (GK)
3Alina Vasilyeva2Liis Emajõe
Goal71
4Yulia Borisenko3Hannaliis Jaadla
5Oksana Shpak (C)4Pille Raadik
7Anna Tatarinova
Yellow Card55
6Anete Paulus
8Olga Novikova
Goal31
7Katrin Loo
Yellow Card50
9Irina Tretyakova
Substitution62
8Kaire Palmaru (C)
Substitution64
13Olga Aniskovtseva
Goal45+1
Substitution78
9Signy Aarna
14Tatyana Shramok
Substitution89
11Margarita Žernosekova
17Ekaterina Avkhimovich15Inna Zlidnis
Yellow Card61
18Ekaterina Lutskevich18Kethy Õunpuu
Substitution81

Substitutes

1Ekaterina Kovalchuk (GK)12Getter Laar (GK)
2Svetlana Astashova5Geit Prants
Substitution64
6Anastasia Khavanskaya
Substitution78
10Eneli Vals
10Tatiana Loginova
Substitution62
13Saskia Sonnberg
11Elena Buzinova
Substitution89
14Liis Pello
15Valentina Nizhegorodova16Daniela Lambin
16Marina Guzarevich17Aljona Sasova
Substitution81

Coach

Tatiana Volkova (BLR) Keith Boanas (ENG)

Referee

Floarea Ionescu (ROU)

Assistant referees

Petruta Iugulescu (ROU), Carmen Neagu (ROU)

Fourth official

Darya Izofatava (BLR)

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  • GoalsGoals
  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution

See also

  • Belarus

    Next match played Women's EURO: v Finland, 27 October 2011, 2-2
  • Estonia

    Next match played Women's EURO: v Ukraine, 18 September 2011, 1-4
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