After hard-fought game VMFD „Žalgiris“ beat “Banga” from Gargždai by 2-1
VMFD „Žalgiris“ has started their battles in „General Financing A league“. The team played first match away versus “Banga” from Gargždai. After hard-fought game „Žalgiris“ beat their opponents by 2-1.
The first goal was scored in 35’ minute by „Žalgiris“ then the Croatian midfielder Mario Grgurovič converted a penalty. After two minutes Gargždai managed to equalize the result. In 37’ minute Gytis Gailius received very good pass from teammate and effectively finished attack. In second half it was equal battle on the pitch until „Žalgiris“ striker Calum Elliot scored fantastic victorious goal in 86‘ minute.
After victorious game head coach of „Žalgiris“ Damir Petravić said: „That was very hard game. The first game of the season always has more pressure and difficulties. I am glad that team showed their character and took three points“.
C. Elliot thinks that it is very important to win first game of the season: „It was tough match but we are pleased to get the successful result in the end. It‘s always important to earn three points in first game, thankfully we done that. We didn‘t play very good, but still expected to win this game. Team fought till the end and won this game“, - said striker from Scotland.
Other first round results of „General Financing A league“: Atlantas (Klaipėda) - Šiauliai (Šiauliai) 0:3; Alytaus "Dainava" - Vilniaus REO 3:2; Marijampolės "Sūduva" - Panevėžio "Ekranas" 3:1; Kruoja (Pakruojis) - Tauras (Tauragė) 1:0.