A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Salnas.
They fielded: Molchkov - Lasis, Kalniņš, Kulmancis - Rozenfelds-Rožlauks, Zariņš, Treijs, Vlasiev, Lazarevich - Štrauss, Bērziņš.
Forpost started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
The following players took the field: Bonfanti - Skovoroda, Klaptsov, Vaello - Dydychkin, Shlapak, Gaynetdinov, Sukhovskiy, Aguado - Bille, Donetskiy.
had a good opportunity to give Forpost the lead as he charged down the right and struck the ball towards the top corner, but the home team's goalkeeper made the save.
With 13 minutes played E. Bērziņš
almost put the home team one ahead on a cross coming in from the right, but the shot went just wide.
Forpost's S. Aguado
could have put the guests one up after 26 minutes after chasing a through ball from the right, but M. Molchkov
was as fast as a snake, grabbing the ball from under his nose.
's technique was perfect on this sunny day and led to some breathtaking tricks that bamboozled the defence.
came close to putting the visiting team one up 28 minutes into the match, following a solo raid down the middle, but M. Molchkov
managed to tip the ball to a corner.
33 minutes in, Salnas's A. Rozenfelds-Rožlauks
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
34 minutes into the match and the home team took a 1 - 0 lead after breaking through on the left. The scorer for Salnas was A. Lasis
It was 1 - 0 at the break.
Possession in this half belonged to Forpost, who controlled the ball 53 percent of the time.
left the field with a smile on his face as he was substituted 55 minutes into the game, as his team was in the lead. D. Balodis
was the replacement.
Forpost levelled the score after 55 minutes to make it 1 - 1, as D. Skovoroda
struck home after a fine midfield combination through the centre, which left him completely unmarked.
70 minutes into the game, Salnas wanted to bring some new energy to their game. U. Kalniņš
gave A. Ķivulis
a quick hug as he left the field.
70 minutes into the match, the referee signalled for a Salnas substitution. A. Deičmanis
came on for T. Treijs
Under heavy pressure after 72 minutes, the inexperienced Salnas struggled to maintain their level of play.
A well placed corner kick from I. Zariņš
was followed by R. Štrauss
's hard but accurate header. The well executed routine resulted in a goal for Salnas, the score now 2 - 1.
A cross coming in on the right hand side left M. Gaynetdinov
alone in front of the goal after 86 minutes but his shot was woeful.
Possession was split evenly between the teams.
Salnas's top performer was clearly E. Bērziņš
On the other hand, A. Ķivulis
's play was disheartening.
Most important Forpost player was N. Shlapak
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 2 - 1.