Opponent submission: Shinnik
In the coming home match our team will meet with an opponent from Yaroslavl.
The Yaroslavls left RPL in 2008 and became a strong middle player of FNL. For the previous 12 years they played in a transitions match once. In the 2011/2012 season, when Alania entered the RPL, Shinnik, having finished fourth, fought against Rostov in the “joints”, but lost twice with a total score of 0: 4.
Since then the team from the banks of the Volga did not rise above 6th place, but did not fall below 12th either. However, this season was not at all successful for Alexander Pobegalov’s team. In the first round, the black-and-blues defeated Torpedo, scoring the only goal in the match in stoppage time. And then the Yaroslavl team had two victories in the table, but the second was technical over the coronavirus Yenisei.
Shinnik himself also suffered from the covid. The team did not qualify for the Cup matches against Tom, Irtysh and Znamya. Pobegalov spoke about 15 cases of positive tests in the team: 12 for the players and three in the coaching staff. All these problems could not affect the results of the team - Shinnik will come to Vladikavkaz as the last team of the Championship. Moreover, the Yaroslavl team is the only team in the tournament that did not score any more points at the away match.