23 November 2019. Southern Ukraine’s equivalent of Final Score.
ANCHOR: The half-time whistle’s gone at Mykolaiv.
REPORTER: Yes – and it’s real drama here.
Right on the stroke of half-time, with Mykolaiv one-nil down to visitors Girnyk-Sport, Mykolaiv’s target man, Bugay, played a dinky little through-ball into the penalty area for poacher Kravchenko to convert with his first touch — a cheeky finish from just outside the six-yard box, low down just inside the inside post.
Whether it will be enough to save beleaguered manager Grigor Pasha’s job remains to be seen, but it certainly sets us up for a fascinating second half.