Georgian Premier League leaders FC Torpedo Kutaisi slumped to a 1-0 defeat at FC Dinamo Batumi on Saturday, while FC Lokomotiv Tbilisi played out a goalless draw against FC Dinamo Tbilisi.
Machutadze the hero
Paata Machutadze scored the only goal of the game for Batumi 14 minutes from time and his side remain in third place in the league table. It was only Torpedo's second defeat of the season, and they now lead Lokomotiv by two points. Lokomotiv could have moved level on points with them but instead failed to score at city rivals Dinamo, who are fourth.
Metalurgi too hot for Samgurali
FC Metalurgi Zestaponi moved off the foot of the table with a 3-1 win against FC Samgurali Tskaltubo, who are now bottom. Mirian Getsadze opened the scoring for Metalurgi with an eighth-minute penalty, before Aleksander Shrekriladze and Georgi Sukhiashvili struck in the second half to seal the win. Samgurali grabbed a consolation two minutes from time when Mamuka Khundadze scored a spot kick.
FC Gorda 2000 Rustavi are second-bottom after Hamlet Tsivtsivadze scored twice to give FC Kolkheti-1913 Poti a 2-1 win. Rezo Gotsiridze put Gorda in front but Tsivtsivadze equalised before half time and then hit the winner eleven minutes from time.
FC Sioni Bolnisi beat FC Guria Lanchkhuti 3-0 in Saturday's other game, with Bakhva Ambidze, Shalva Isiani and Bakhva Moseshvili on target.
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