Football players of «Ahal» have strengthened their leadership in the championship of Turkmenistan among the clubs of the major league, having beaten the Mary «Energetik» in the 17th round. The game took place at the capital’s stadium «Nisa» and ended with a crushing victory for the hosts – 6:0. Shanazar Tirkishov (45th and 49th minutes) scored twice in the team of the Main Directorate «Turkmennebitonumleri» and scored once Meylis Diniyev (15th), Abdy Bashimov (24th), Elman Tagayev (35th) and Selim Nurmuradov (70th).
It is noteworthy that the rivals played three games between themselves this season, in which «Ahal» scored a total of 18 goals against «Energetik», without conceding a single one.
After the current victory, the wards of Mergen Orazov scored 45 points, increasing the gap from «Altyn Asyr», which is in second place, by 10 points. True, «Altyn Asyr» played a match less.
In another match of the 17th round, which was also played in Ashgabat, «Kopetdag» confidently prevailed over the Balkanabat «Nebitchi» – 4:1. The hosts scored a hat-trick Ovezbay Muhammetmyradov (33rd, 59th and 69th minutes), another goal scored by Begench Akmammedov (68th). Gurbandurdy Orazgylyjov (87th) scored a prestige goal for the guests.
This victory allowed «Kopetdag» to keep the third place in the standings with 28 points. «Merv» is 2 points behind the team of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Turkmenistan, having won over «Ashgabat» in Mary – 2:1. It is noteworthy that the same score in favor of «Merv» was recorded in the previous two meetings of these teams this season. In the last game, the victory for the players from the banks of the Murghab was brought by two accurate shots by Alibek Abdyrahamanov on the 12th and 22nd minutes. At the 62nd minute, Merdan Muhadov retook one goal, but the guests failed to achieve more.
Begench Akmammedov (Kopetdag) is leading in the scorers dispute with 15 goals (2 from penalties). On the second position with 14 goals scored (2 – from the penalty spot) – Didar Durdyyev («Ahal»). Alibek Abdyrahmanov («Merv») closes the top three snipers with 12 goals (2 from penalties).
The 17th round of the championship of Turkmenistan on football will end with the match «Shagadam» – «Altyn asyr». This will be the third game of the opponents in the current national championship. The game of the first round of these teams in the city of Turkmenbashy ended in a draw – 1:1. And in the second round match in Ashgabat, «Altyn Asyr» won with a score of 2:1.
Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper