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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
Total attempts14
 
9
Attempts on target5
 
4
off target6
 
3
blocked0
 
0
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners3
 
3
Offsides3
 
4
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed15
 
15
Fouls suffered15
 
15

Standings

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: 27/03/13 3.58CET

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Lineups

Belarus

Belarus

Estonia

Estonia

22
BotyanovskayaInna Botyanovskaya (GK)
1
MeetuaElis Meetua (GK)
3
VasilyevaAlina Vasilyeva
2
EmajõeLiis Emajõe
Goal71
4
BorisenkoYulia Borisenko
3
JaadlaHannaliis Jaadla
5
ShpakOksana Shpak (C)
4
RaadikPille Raadik
7
TatarinovaAnna Tatarinova
Yellow Card55
6
PaulusAnete Paulus
8
NovikovaOlga Novikova
Goal31
7
LooKatrin Loo
Yellow Card50
9
TretyakovaIrina Tretyakova
Substitution62
8
PalmaruKaire Palmaru (C)
Substitution64
13
AniskovtsevaOlga Aniskovtseva
Goal45+1
Substitution78
9
AarnaSigny Aarna
14
ShramokTatyana Shramok
Substitution89
11
ŽernosekovaMargarita Žernosekova
17
AvkhimovichEkaterina Avkhimovich
15
ZlidnisInna Zlidnis
Yellow Card61
18
LutskevichEkaterina Lutskevich
18
ÕunpuuKethy Õunpuu
Substitution81

Substitutes

1
KovalchukEkaterina Kovalchuk (GK)
12
LaarGetter Laar (GK)
2
AstashovaSvetlana Astashova
5
PrantsGeit Prants
Substitution64
6
KhavanskayaAnastasia Khavanskaya
Substitution78
10
ValsEneli Vals
10
LoginovaTatiana Loginova
Substitution62
13
SonnbergSaskia Sonnberg
11
BuzinovaElena Buzinova
Substitution89
14
PelloLiis Pello
15
NizhegorodovaValentina Nizhegorodova
16
LambinDaniela Lambin
16
GuzarevichMarina Guzarevich
17
SasovaAljona 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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