The second round started with the match against "Alfa-Time" for our club. In the first round “Arctic” won more than confidently (9: 1), but since then Sergey Borisov’s players have gained a decent move, seeking to reduce the advantage from the leaders. Moreover, the intensified "Alfa-Time" transfer campaign indicated a desire to avenge the first round defeat. "Arctic" players approached the fight in a beautiful playing tone, and losing points was not part of the team’s plans. Our coaching staff, led by Igor Hacey, anticipated the opponent’s actions, giving a clear set of play: he outlined the areas through which "Arctic" could be the most dangerous in attack, and explained how to maximize its advantages to neutralize the opponent’s strengths. “Arctic” has largely solved its tasks in the first period, having thrown two goals, and skillfully defending against counterattacks. Ilya Kolyagin (No. 10) opened the scoring in the second minute of the game, and Roman Akimov (No. 21) doubled our advantage several minutes later.
In the second period the young "Alfa-Time" team tried to recoup by force, but the "Arctic" was ready and did not flinch. And in the end of the period Alexander Buga (No. 13) scored, in fact, removing all questions about the winner.
In the third period the task before our team was pretty simple: not to allow the opponent to return to the game, keeping the concentration dirung the key moments of the game. And it is worth praising the whole team for their professionalism: they succeeded not only in defense, but also in attack, bringing the score to the big one. Maxim Potoker (No. 48), and then Aleksey Telezhnikov (No. 33) recorded the final result of 0-5! Also worth noting Kirill Tomilin (No. 37), who has recorded three assists and was declared as the best player of the game. As well as our goalkeeper Mikhail Korchagin (No. 20), who reflected 15 (!) shots and kept his gate locked.
The next match will take place on November 17 at 18:15 in Sokolniki with the "Meteor" team, which are on the second place in overall standing. The game promises to be really hot!