„Zalgiris“ played away in third „General Financing A league“ round against „Kruoja“. Visitors 1-0 took much needed victory in very intensive game
The only goal of the game was scored by striker Calum Elliot. „Zalgiris’" midfielder Tomislav Pek took long shot which was unsuccessfully reflected by “Kruoja’s” goalkeeper. C. Elliot reacted as fast as anybody. He first of all run to the ball and smashed it to the net in 76th minute.
That was his sixth goal in third match. The Scottish striker now is leading scorer in “General Financing A league”. Despite that Zalgiris’ head coach Damir Petravič thinks that C. Elliot is not a star rather he is a hard-worker.
After victorious match D. Petravič said: „This game was very nervous, especially in first 15- 20 minutes. As the result we saw many fouls. Later both teams started to play better and the crowd could see real game. We didn’t play good in first half. During the halftime I changed two players and team started to show better performance. “Kruoja“ had two very dangerous opportunities to score the goal but they didn‘t. We used our chance and took three points. I think „Kruoja“ is good team but for me „Zalgiris“ is better.“
„Zalgiris’" goalkeeper Marius Rapalis after his terrific performance said: „It was hard game as we expected. „Kruoja“ played tough physicall football. They created few very dangerous attacks but we managed to avoid the goal. I knew that one goal will decide this game“.
Other „General Financing A league“ third round results: "Ekranas" 5 : 0 "Tauras",
"Banga" 2 : 2 "Reo", "Atlantas" 0 : 0 "Dainava", "Sūduva" 4 : 1 "Šiauliai"