Volyn, Karpaty open season with draw

The opening game of the 2012/13 Ukrainian season, featuring two Macedonian internationals in Vanche Shikov and Martin Bogatinov, finished in a 1:1 draw.

Volyn controlled possession and created more opportunities throughout the game but Vanche Shikov’s club was held to a 1:1 home draw by Karpaty and Martin Bogatinov.  The Macedonian keeper was a big reason why the visitors returned home with a point by making several important saves to keep his team in the game.  Karpaty eventually took the undeserving lead in the 63rd minute when Volyn lost some concentration in the back, but the home side leveled the score six minutes later with a header from close range.  Replays, however, showed that the Volyn goal was slightly offside.  Regardless, the goal stood and the match would go on to finish 1:1.

Highlights of the game:


Dushan Savic, the other Macedonian player under contract with Volyn, was not included in the 18 men squad as he watched the game from the stands.

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