Botev’s duplicate team (Plovdiv) won 2:1 over Sokol (Markovo) in a meeting of the 2nd round of the JUI Third League. The duel is played at the Nikola Shterev – Starika Sports Complex.
The “Canaries” had a very difficult time to succeed, and the guests were most difficult for Plovdiv residents. The hits for Botev scored Gelin and Naydenov, and the team from Markovo targeted the beams three times.
In the 8th minute, Emil Naydenov’s goal for the “Canaries” was canceled due to an ambush. In the 15th minute, a guest player shook the cross beam with a powerful blow, and in the addition, a player from Markovo shoots over the door.
In the return attack, the “yellow-black” found the result, after centering left and a short shuffle, with which Nicola Gelin was the most intelligent and scored 1:0. Two minutes later, Smarkalev struck a dangerous blow.
In the 31st minute, a gross mistake in the defense of Plovdiv residents gifted the ball to Angel Rahov and the former player of the Canaries scored for 1:1.
The second half started with a frantic pass for the guests from Markovo, with in the 53rd minute the “red and blue” twice targeting the cross beam. First this happened with a beautiful long-range strike, and with the addition, the guest attacker shook the upper beam of Smarkalev’s door.
In the 57th minute, Nikola Gelin fought excellently and returned the ball to Emil Naydenov, who scored 2:1 on an empty goal. In the 68th minute, a new goal by the Yellow-Black was canceled due to an ambush.
In the 72nd minute Smerkalev caught a long shot, and 3 minutes later, Gelin’s shot did not find the outline on the door. In the 82nd minute, Smerkalev intervened excellently, hitting a direct foul.
Seconds later, a new dangerous blow to Botev’s door was beaten by the “yellow-black” guard. In the added time, Botev was close to a third goal, but twice the visitors reflected blows to their door.