Pitmen earn points on international duty
On March 26, Ukraine U18 team played their first game in a traditional international competition - the Latvia Football Federation Cup held in Riga. The charges of Volodymyr Tsytkin met with the competition hosts in the U19 category. A Pitman Dmytro Topalov scored a goal.
Latvia U19 2-2 Ukraine U18
Goals: Shaparenko (16’), Topalov (25’), Davidenkovs, Hvoynitskis
Latvia U19: Matrevichs, Rubezis (Roderts, 54’), Balodis (c) Petuhovs (Bernets, 73’), Soloveychiks, Jankovskis, Liepa, Hvoynitskis, Grīnbergs (Savelyevs, 86), Davidenkovs, Kurtishs (Rogozins, 46’)
Ukraine U18: Shevchuk, Dubinchak (Lunev, 46’), Gudz, Bondar, Yarmolenko (Lednev, 46’), Matveenko (c), Alibekov, Shaparenko (Kozhushko, 46’), Cheberko (Shkinder, 64’), Ivanochko (Rusin, 46; Schastlivtsev, 83’), Topalov
The same day, Ukraine U19 team met with their Poland counterparts in the elite round of the European Championship 2016. The game ended with the zeros on the scoreboard. The following Pitmen took part in the game: Volodymyr Grachev, Oleksandr Pikhalyonok and Andriy Korobenko. The Ukrainian team sit in the third spot in Group 4 after scoring a point.
Ukraine U19 0-0 Poland U19
Ukraine U19: Kucher, Shepelev, Schebetun (Hutsulyak, 46’), Pikhalyonok, Korobenko, Chobotenko (Melnyk, 66’), Vakulko (Taranukha, 72’), Tymchuk, Fursov, Hrachev, Shved
Poland U19: Dragovski, Hruschel, Holovnya, Viteska, Yozhvyak, Purzhitski, Kovnatski, Janicki (Sobkov, 72’), Swiderski (Adamczyk, 83’), Humny, Piotrowski (Horka, 76’)
Besides, in the second match of the Elite round of Euro 2016, Ukraine U17 played with their peers from Turkey. The match involved the FC Shakhtar Academy boysValeriy Bondar, Oleksiy Kashchuk and Maksym Cekh. After the meeting, the Ukrainians shared the top spot with England in Group 2 after scoring six points.
Turkey U17 0-3 Ukraine U17
Goals: Buletsa (35’), Buletsa (49’), Kozyrenko (73’)
Turkey U17: Ezyuterk, Ener, Korkut (Sevinc, 41’), Emishdzhi, Gyuchtekin, Engin, Gyudzhlu, Emyur, Demir (Yalcin, 51’), Myuldyur, Kapadzhak (Dzhanbirdi, 41’)
Ukraine U17: Lunin, Bondar (Avramenko, 77’), Popov, Mykolenko, Cekh, Kulakov (Kozyrenko, 63’), Kashchuk, Khakhlev, Deda, Buletsa, Sukhar