The coach Oleksandr Sevidov after the defeat from "Dnipro" two rounds ago said that if his team does not win "Illichivets", that would mean that the team returns to the first league. So today's match was, one might say, decisive.
The match went on in the typical for "Hoverla" passive manner with a few moments. In the first half only one goal was scored. Already on the 14th minute "Illichivets" was ahead.
This goal was the one hundredth that "Hoverla" received in the championship of Ukraine in the Premier League at home.
Although much time still remained to the end of the first half, Uzhhorod team did not do anything to equilize the score.
In the second half the situation changed. After the motivation from Sevidov "Hoverla" began playing more actively and finally started to create moments. On the 54th minute Volodymyr Lysenko scored - 1:1. A minute later Mishchenko almost scored another one, but hit the post.
At the 75th minute "Hoverla" unexpectedly remained in the minority. Nobody understood why the referee sent Lysenko off the field. It turned out he had hit his own teammate Mirko Raychevich.
Even in the minority "Hoverla" attacked and created a few chances but either lack of skill or goalkeeper of "Illichivets" Rustem Khudzhamov did not allow them to score. The draw that does nothing for "Hoverla." The next round will be in Simferopol, April 7 with "Tavria".