13 July 2019. Southern Ukraine’s equivalent of Final Score.
ANCHOR: The final whistle’s gone at Mykolaiv.
REPORTER: Yes – and it’s finished Mykolaiv 5 Kremin 1. Mykolaiv were good value for their win with braces from the two strikers, Soldatov and Kravchenko, before midfielder Zarichnyuk added the fifth.
Their job was made easier by poor — in fact, at times, non-existent — marking by the Kremin defence but the clinical finishing, especially from Soldatov — real poacher’s efforts — had the Central Stadium rocking.
By the end Mykolaiv were rampant and Kremin thoroughly ragged.
The 4,000 home supporters will have gone home thinking that, if this is what life under Grigor Pasha is like, they might be in for a memorable season.