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Kazakhstan Premier League Week 16 Roundup

Kazakhstan Premier League Week 16 Roundup
In the first game at their regular ground in 2016, Okzhetpes Kokshetau (white) picked up a convincing 3-0 win against Shakhter Karagandy (Photo credit: okzhetpes.kz)

Goals galore and the visiting superiority in the heat of June: Kairat Almaty see their winning streak snapped, Irtysh Pavlodar and Okzhetpes Kokshetau answer their critics with massive results, while FC Atyrau make waves in the Western Derby.

• FC Astana recorded their 14th win in 16 games by seeing off Tobol Kostanay 2-1 on the road to retain their nine-point lead at the top of the competition. Nemanja Maksimović fired the champions in front after 17 minutes but Yevgeny Lyovin tied the game with his spectacular solo effort in the 45th minute. However, Astana grabbed the winner as Askhat Tagybergen's 58th-minute strike was enough for the visitors to secure a victory.

Stanimir Stoilov, Astana manager: "We had certain problems because we didn't show the quality we can play with. But the key thing that we managed to get the win."

• Irtysh Pavlodar maintained second position in the standings following an impressive 4-1 win over FC Aktobe. In the first period, Ignacio Herrera broke the deadlock and Roman Murtazayev converted the penalty to give Irtysh a two-goal lead. In the opening stages of the second half, the teams exchanged goals through Yeldos Akhmetov who blasted a thunderbolt into the top corner of Aktobe's net and Didar Zhalmukan pulled one back for the Westerners. It was Ousman Jallow who completed the scoring with eight minutes to go as Irtysh registered their first multi-goal home performance since May 9.

• Kairat Almaty found two second-half goals to come from behind against visiting Ordabasy Shymkent but could only snatch a 2-2 home draw that set Kakhaber Tskhadadze's men four points behind Irtysh. Mardan Tolebek slammed home a free kick from distance and Aleksandar Simčević doubled the lead on the counterattack before Kairat and league top scorer Gerard Gohou netted his 10th goal of the season and Žarko Marković's header levelled the score. But the winning strike never came for Kairat, which ended their seven-match triumphant run.

Zhasulan Moldakarayev hit twice against Shakhter Karagandy as Okzhetpes Kokshetau crushed the Pitmen 3-0 to maintain their fourth spot, closing the gap on Kairat to three points. Besides Irtysh, Vladimir Mukhanov's side were the only team to bag a win at home in this gameweek.

• Elsewhere, FC Atyrau eased to an unlikely 4-0 hammering of Akzhayik Oral in the Western Derby in Uralsk, while FC Taraz lost 3-2 against Zhetysu Taldykorgan at home, with Semirechye striker Dušan Savić getting a hat trick. As a consequence, the battle for the Championship round spot is going to reach a boiling point, Atyrau and Zhetysu trailing sixth-placed Aktobe by the slimmest of margins.

Gameweek 16 details

FC Taraz v Zhetysu Taldykorgan 2-3 (0-1)
15/06/2016, Central Stadium (Taraz). Att: 2,000. Ref: Atazhanov (Shymkent).
Taraz: Grigorenko, Grigoryev, Bayaliyev, D.Yevstigneyev, Taubay, Danilyuk (Shakhmetov 46), Aliyev, Karpyk (Bauyrzhan 70), Nuraly (Baitana 46), Mera, Mané. HC: Yuriy Maksymov (UKR).
Zhetysu: Pasechenko, Kadio, Djalović, Rudzik, Simonovski (Turysbek 61), Kasyanov (Mojsov 71), Amirseitov, Shabayev, Kalinin, Azovsky (Borovsky 81), Savić. HC: Almas Kulshinbayev.
Goals: 0-1 Savić (28), 0-2 Savić (53), 0-3 Savić (67), 1-3 Mané (84), 2-3 Mera (90).
YC: Nuraly (23), Danilyuk (31), Mera (52), Pasechenko (58), Baitana (82), Bauyrzhan (82), Djalović (82)
RC: Baitana (90+2 – 2nd YC).

Tobol Kostanay v FC Astana 1-2 (1-1)
15/06/2016, Central Stadium (Kostanay). Att: 3,000. Ref: Rakhimbayev (Almaty).
Tobol: Loginovsky, Deac, Miroshnichenko, Žulpa, Kassaï, Lyovin, Simkovic, Yavorskyi (Dmitrenko 75), Glavina (Kurgulin 64), Zhumaskaliyev (Asildarov 67), Khizhnichenko. HC: Omari Tetradze (RUS).
Astana: Erić, Postnikov, Aničić, Logvinenko, Shomko, Cañas, Tagybergen, Maksimović (Haruna 63), Twumasi (Schyotkin 87), Muzhikov (Nuserbayev 79), Despotović. HC: Stanimir Stoilov (BUL).
Goals: 0-1 Maksimović (17), 1-1 Lyovin (45+1), 1-2 Tagybergen (58).
YC: Lyovin (54), Twumasi (78), Haruna (79), Asildarov (82), Nuserbayev (82).

Irtysh Pavlodar v FC Aktobe 4-1 (2-0)
15/06/2016, Central Stadium (Pavlodar). Att: 4,500. Ref: Tevyashov (Uralsk).
Irtysh: Loriya, Yesimov, Kerla, Malyi, Akhmetov, Jirsák (Aliyev 14), Geteriyev (Ayaganov 87), Fonseca, Herrera (Fall 67), Murtazayev, Jallow. HC: Dimitar Dimitrov (BUL).
Aktobe: Otarbayev (Pavlov 27), Kryukov, Kouadja, Azovsky (Zhumagali 60), Sorokin, Sitdikov, Mitošević (Abdukarimov 74), Tsveiba, Shestakov, Bocharov, Zhalmukan. HC: Yuri Utkulbayev (RUS).
Goals: 1-0 Herrera (2), 2-0 Murtazayev (35 – pen), 3-0 Akhmetov (48), 3-1 Zhalmukan (55), 4-1 Jallow (82).
YC: Azovsky (35), Aliyev (50), Kryukov (65), Sitdikov (67).

Okzhetpes Kokshetau v Shakhter Karagandy 3-0 (2-0)
15/06/2016, Okzhetpes Stadium (Kokshetau). Att: 2,500. Ref: Antonov (Pavlodar).
Okzhetpes:
Stamenković, Chertov, Chyzhov, Nane (Kuksin 48), Nganbe (Volkov 29), Ristović, Mangutkin, Chichulin, Yurin (Buleshev 78), Khairullin, Moldakarayev. HC: Vladimir Mukhanov (RUS).
Shakhter:
Shatsky, Ubbink (Tattybayev 65), Sadownichy, Szöke, Vasiljević, Gabyshev, Yermekov, Vetrov (Goryachy 78), Skorykh (Finonchenko 80), Tarasov, Baizhanov. HC: Jozef Vukušič (SVK).
Goals: 1-0 Moldakarayev (6), 2-0 Moldakarayev (42), 3-0 Chertov (68).
YC:

Akzhayik Oral v FC Atyrau 0-4 (0-2)
15/06/2016, Pyotr Atoyan Stadium (Uralsk). Att: 2,500. Ref: Abdanbayev (Taraz).
Akzhayik:
Ostojić, Abdrakhmanov (Sapanov 68), Nikolić, Kolunija, Rozybakiyev, Govedarica, Shurygin (Shevtsov 62), Sergiyenko, Coronel, Valiullin (Begalin 53), Dudchenko. HC: Talgat Baisufinov.
Atyrau:
Narzikulov, Kuzmin, Muldarov, Lamanje, Damčevski (Chureyev 90), Essame, Korobkin, Arzhanov (Saparov 81), Shabalin, Curtean, Trytko (Sharpar 61). HC: Stoycho Mladenov (BUL).
Goals: 0-1 Korobkin (17), 0-2 Arzhanov (33), 0-3 Sharpar (63), 0-4 Curtean (73).
PM: Coronel (56 – saved).
YC: Korobkin (53), Essame (55), Rozybakiyev (68), Shevtsov (80).

Kairat Almaty v Ordabasy Shymkent 2-2 (0-1)
15/06/2016, Central Stadium (Almaty). Att: 9,500. Ref: Izmailov (Taldykorgan).
Kairat: Plotnikov, Lunin, Rudoselsky, Marković, Tesák, Bakayev, Darabayev (Tawamba 62), Isael, Islamkhan, Arshavin (Li 85), Gohou. HC: Kakhaber Tskhadadze (GEO).
Ordabasy: Boichenko, Simčević, Trajković, Mukhtarov, Suyumbayev, Diakhate, Chatto, Tolebek (Adyrbekov 53), Tungyshbayev (Kozhabayev 90+2), Nurgaliyev, Geynrikh (Kasalica 46). HC: Bakhtiyar Baiseitov.
Goals: 0-1 Tolebek (4), 0-2 Simčević (50), 1-2 Gohou (68), 2-2 Marković (85).
YC: Arshavin (28), Isael (39), Marković (57), Islamkhan (73).

League standings

  Pos   Team  Pld  W  D  L  GF  GA  GD  Pts
 1  FC Astana
 16  14  1  1  25  8  +17  43
 2  Irtysh Pavlodar
 16  10  4  2  27  9  +18  34
 3  Kairat Almaty
 16  9  3  4  33  14  +19  30
 4  Okzhetpes Kokshetau
 16  8  3  5  24  17  +7  27
 5  Ordabasy Shymkent
 16  7  3  6  21  21  0  24
 6  FC Aktobe
 16  5  5  6  16  21  -5  20
 7  FC Atyrau
 15  5  4  6  16  18  -2  19
 8  Zhetysu Taldykorgan
 16  5  4  7  18  24  -6  19
 9  Tobol Kostanay
 15  5  3  7  17  18  -1  18
 10  Shakhter Karagandy
 16  3  4  9  5  23  -18  13
 11  Akzhayik Oral
 16  3  2  11  10  27  -17  11
 12  FC Taraz
 16  1  4  11  14  26  -12  7

Top scorers

Gerard Gohou (Kairat Almaty) – 10, Roman Murtazayev (Irtysh Pavlodar) – 9 (1), Dušan Savić (Zhetysu Taldykorgan) – 9 (1), Bauyrzhan Islamkhan (Kairat Almaty) – 7 (3). 

Upcoming matches

June 18 - FC Atyrau v FC Taraz, Shakhter Karagandy v Akzhayik Oral, FC Astana v Irtysh Pavlodar

June 19 - Ordabasy Shymkent v Okzhetpes Kokshetau, FC Aktobe v Kairat Almaty, Zhetysu Taldykorgan v Tobol Kostanay

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