(DUFL) Shakhtar 3-0 Metalist
In the game of the final part of the DUFL, 29 June, Shakhtar U-16 faced Metalist.
Starting from the opening minutes, the Pitmen took control of the game, forcing the opponents to sit in defence. The Kharkiv side were ready for such events and regrouped into tight defence. Shakhtar managed to carve it open only on 67 minutes thanks to Yakovets. In the following attacking move Metalist’s defender brought down Yakovets inside the penalty area. Kaschuk converted the spot-kick. After three minutes, Kaschuk again spearheaded the attack of his team. Olexiy moved into a shooting position before sending the ball into the opposition net.
- The match proved to be tense, one could again feel our nervousness, - Shakhtar U-16 head coach Gennadiy Zubov has reflected on the game. – Not everything worked out well for us, we used long passes instead of controlling the ball. We were creating chances but it took us time to score. Yakovets and Andryuschenko, who took to the pitch on 55 minutes, freshened the game. After scoring a quick goal, the game turned into our favour.
Shakhtar U-16 (Donetsk) - Metalist U-16 (Kharkiv) - 3:0
Goals: Yakovets (67), Kashchuk (69), Kashchuk (72)
Shakhtar U-16: Vertey (Khmelovskiy 77), Konoplya (Arakelyan, 77), Mate (Koval, 77), Bondar, Pavlish, Chekh, Kashchuk (Bodnaruk, 73), Gaivan (Sobolevskiy, 77), Vakulenko (Andryushchenko, 55), Kravchuk, Kuzmenko (Yakovets 55)
Head coach: Gennadiy Zubov
Coach: Oleksandr Alimov