Chernomorec - Kremen' 3:1
30' - Gusak, 1:0
Gapon, 3:1 (pen.)
From: Maksim Kopanitsa
Tale about The left Gapon's foot (Chornomoretz'-Kremin' report)
May 25, 1999
Central ChMP stadium. Att.: 1500
Odessa side: Gryshko, Vasylkiv, Bulygin, Yerokhin, Kostyuk (Sobkovych, 62),
Karyaka, Mokan, Kolesnychenko (Mochulyak, 77), Gapon (Chernov, 89),
Kremenchuk side: Syrotin, Karas' (Samara, 75), Sychov, Sakhno, Stakhiv,
Magdiev (Golovaty,55), Yankovsky, Siomka (Yatin, 68), Mykulyak, Agayev
(Polischuk, 65), Gusak (Khanenko, 80).
Scores: Gusak (30), Kolesnychenko (42), Gapon (62, 81).
Unexpectedly for the few observers gathered at the ChMP Stadium, it was
Kremin' that opened the scoring. Sakhno (is it the one who played for
Chudo quite a while ago?) made a header from the left side to the far corner
of the goalie box, and Gusak directed it right into the post over Gryshko.
The ball fell to earth and rolled to the opposite post. The players
continued to fight for the ball, but the linesman waived his banner - score! Odessa
woke up and Kolesnychenko volleyed from the goalie box after the Kostyuk's
Then Mokan sent the ball just near the post. Syrotin, the Kremin's
keeper was probably the best player of the game, clearing many dangerous
strikes from Karyaka, Sobkovych and Gapon. The latter, however scored the
winners with his favourite left foot: the first time from the box and the next
one from a penalty kick.
In summary, it was another important victory for Odessites, willing to
leave the weaker class. The biggest rival FC Cherkasy defeated the leader
Torpedo 2:1 and still is 2 points behind Chudo.