Sylvanus Nimely Nets His Second League Goal to Help Spartak Moscow II Win

Russian-based Liberian forward Sylvanus Nimely was on target over the weekend to help his Spartak Moscow II to a 4-2 win away at FC Luch Vladivostok.

It was the 20-year-old forward’s second league goal of the 2019-20 season, and it helped his team return to winning after failing to win their last two games.

After playing to a disappointing 1-1 in their previous game against Armavir, Nimely’s Spartak Moscow II was eager to return to their winning ways against Vladivostok that scared them by taking the lead in the 34th minute.

Russian attacker, Aleksandr Kutjin scored from the penalty spot to give Vladivostok the lead, but Spartak Moscow II got the score leveled six minutes later through 19-year-old Russian defender Pavel Maslov.

The two teams ended the first half even, but Spartak Moscow II came back stronger in the second half to take an early lead. Just seven minutes into the second half, Dmitry Markitesov took Moscow ahead. The Russian midfielder scored Moscow’s second goal in the 52nd minute and was followed by the third three minutes later through Sylvanus Nimely.

With two early goals in the second half and Moscow having a 3-1 lead, they were on the path to getting all the three points away from home. However, in the 81st minute, Vladivostok pulled a goal back through Said Aliev to reduce the deficit to one goal. But Moscow soon restored their two-goal lead when Alexander Rudenko added their fourth. The fourth goal laid the game to rest as the home side failed to register any goal again until the end of the match.

Moscow grabbed their third win of the 2019-20 season to move sixth on the league table with 11 points from six games.

Featured photo courtesy of Sylvanus Nimely

T Kla Wesley Jr.

T. Kla Wesley Jr. is a member of the Sports Writers Association of Liberia.

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