The match №14, play-off, fourth tournament day.
Belarus - St.Petersburg 0:2
January 8th, 2012, Saint-Petersburg, SCC Peterburgsky, 2 000 spectators.
Judges: Borisov, Kuzhelev, Manin
Belarus: Vasilyuchek, Zyl, (Karpovich 46), Zaleskiy, Mil'yanchenko, Sokol (Shestilovskiy, 65), Kozlovskiy (Dovgel', 57), Evdokimov (Savitskiy, 57), Belyavskiy (C) (Ighakovskiy, 86), Shemruk (Gurenko, 65), Murashko, Zotenko
Head coach: Mikheyev Valentine
St.Petersburg: Tsvetkov (C), Terent'ev, Chistyakov, Krichmar, Tundenkov, Ivanov (Pinchyk, 78), Lysenkov (Smirnov, 33), Mikhailov (Drozhin, 88), Kartashov, Efimov, Nedalyga
Head coach: Vladimir Kazachenok
Goals: Efimov (48), Efimov (80)
Yellow cards: Murashko (43, 88), Kartashov (73), Belyavskiy (84), Dovgel' (90)
Red cards: Murashko (88)
Best players: Zaleskiy, Tsvetkov (C)
Head coach of Belarus team Mikheyev Valentine:
-The start of the match was calm. My team owned initiative. We tried to save forces for the next match and it was wrong. I also feel unhappy with attitude of some players. Moreover we had only 17 hours to recover and it is not enough. Being tired we missed a goal. Our halfback could not resist it. But all sportsmen are only 17 years old! Positioning on the football field comes with experience. We had a good game.
Head coach of St.Petersburg team Vladimir Kazachenok:
-It was a good game certainly! We have a small sports reserve, but the boys finished match well. Yesterday we thought we had a very important match. But the most important match was today. And tomorrow is the next one. Every day it is necessary to raise and to grow. I would agree with my colleague: we have very weak halfbacks and fullbacks so, our forwards look well. Actually we don't have good forwards now. Even our Efimov scored the goals because of the weakness of the defenders.