11259 spectators arrived at gorka Arena
, where weather conditions were pretty good for football. Turo Riihiranta
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Viktor Beloborodov
and Rustam Alyautdinov
gorka had chosen a strategic 4-4-2 formation.
Starters: Motkowski - Wrzydlak, Żurański, Gałka, Gajda - Bałda, Semczyszyn, Jakimowicz, Miazgowski - Drewek, Kwiatosiński.
Polonia decided to use a 4-4-2 set up.
Lineup: Gumuliński - Kanownik, Kotowski, Uziębło, Domżoł - Jordanek, Łazarski, Hejzner, Turek - Florczyk, Koneczna.
The terraces were silenced after 21 minutes when Polonia's A. Domżoł
put the guests ahead 0 - 1, following an attack on the right.
gorka's A. Kwiatosiński
put his head to a well placed ball, lifted in from the left, and scored to make the score 1 - 1 with 34 minutes showing on the scoreboard clock.
With 39 minutes played, G. Gajda
of gorka fell dramatically just outside the penalty area. However, the referee was unimpressed, and booked him for diving.
gorka's J. Bałda
left the field after 40 minutes because of a nasty blow to the shin. His replacement was R. Brudziński
41 minutes into the game, J. Kotowski
had a great chance to put his team ahead, but his kick from the left went wide.
After 42 minutes, Polonia sent a free kick in high over the penalty box. In what looked like a well-rehearsed move, the ball was headed backwards and reached K. Uziębło
, who had plenty of space to place a well aimed shot - 1 - 2.
Halftime score was 1 - 2.
Polonia had most of the ball, with 53 percent of possession.
was just a finger's breadth away from an equaliser for gorka with a strike from the left, but P. Gumuliński
managed to ward the shot off for a corner.
gorka's L. Miazgowski
was shown a yellow card after 50 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
The crowd was on its feet 52 minutes into the match, as gorka's L. Miazgowski
found himself unmarked in front of the goal after a dash up the left side. He calmly put away the 2 - 2 equaliser.
70 minutes into the match, gorka's S. Drewek
demonstrated his famed speed as he raced past his marker and passed the ball to A. Kwiatosiński
who chipped it in for 3 - 2.
could have put gorka up one more, but he fired into the side netting after breaking free on the left after 75 minutes.
of gorka received a yellow card after 76 minutes for unsportsmanlike behaviour.
gorka put in a good effort on the right, but S. Drewek
saw his volley fly wide of the mark 79 minutes into the game.
Polonia enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 55 percent of possession.
performed admirably for gorka.
On the other hand, F. Gałka
's play was disheartening.
Polonia's top performer was clearly S. Koneczna
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 3 - 2.