2017–18 Ukrainian Football Amateur League

The 2017–18 Ukrainian Football Amateur League season was the 22nd since it replaced the competition of physical culture clubs. The competition started on 5 August 2017.[1]

Ukrainian Football Amateur League
Season2017–18
Dates5 August 2017 – 30 June 2018
ChampionsViktoriya Mykolaivka (1st title)
Tavria-Skif Rozdol (losing finalist)
Promoted6 – Minaj, Kalush, Chaika, Krystal, Metalurh, Hirnyk
Relegated4 teams

On 1 August 2017, the AAFU at its website announced the "season's contours".[2] In explanation, AAFU disclosed that it has intention to conduct the competition in three groups that are split based on geographic principle and start it at the end of that week, while the composition of only two groups was confirmed.

Teams edit

Relegated professional clubs edit

Returning/reformed clubs edit

Debut edit

List of teams that are debuting this season in the league.

Ahrobiznes TSK Romny, Druzhba Novomykolaivka, Fakel Lypovets, FC Khmelnytskyi, Metalurh Zaporizhzhia, FC Mynai, Rubikon Kyiv, Yarud Mariupol

Withdrawn teams edit

List of clubs that took part in last year competition, but chose not to participate in 2017–18 season:[3]

Location map edit

The following displays the location of teams. Group 1 teams marked in red. Group 2 teams marked in green. Group 3 teams marked in blue.

 
 
Malynsk
 
Khmelnytskyi
 
Nyva
 
Fakel
 
Avanhard
 
Ahrobiznes
 
Rubikon
 
Pervomaisk
 
Yarud
 
Druzhba
Home venues of teams in the 2017–18 Ukrainian Amateur League.

Group stage edit

Group 1 edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Comments
1 FC Mynai (P, C) 16 11 4 1 34 9 +25 37 Qualification to play-offs
Admission to the 2018–19 Ukrainian Second League
2 Rochyn Sosnivka 16 11 3 2 25 8 +17 36 Qualification to play-offs
3 ODEK Orzhiv 16 10 4 2 33 14 +19 34
4 Pokuttia Kolomyia 16 7 4 5 20 22 −2 25
5 FC Kalush (P) 16 7 3 6 16 14 +2 24 Admission to the 2018–19 Ukrainian Second League
6 FC Malynsk 16 5 4 7 26 24 +2 19
7 Nyva Terebovlya (X) 16 3 2 11 16 19 −3 11 Withdrawn
8 FC Khmelnytskyi 16 2 2 12 15 41 −26 8
9 Krystal Chortkiv 16 2 2 12 9 43 −34 8
Updated to match(es) played on 3 June 2018. Source: http://www.aafu.org.ua/
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) wins; 3) goals difference; 4) goals scored; 5) head-to-head points; 6) head-to-head wins; 7) head-to-head goals difference; 8) goals scored; 9) draw of lots.[4]
(C) Champions; (P) Promotion to the 2018–19 Ukrainian Second League; (X) Withdrew
Notes
  • On 7 May 2018, Nyva Terebovlya announced that it withdrew from the competition due to financial issues.[5] The team's record at time of withdrawal was 12 games played, +3=2–7 with goals 16–19.
  • On 26 May 2018, FC Khmelnytskyi announced that it won't travel to its scheduled game with FC Mynai.

Group 2 edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Comments
1 Viktoriya Mykolayivka (C) 14 11 3 0 31 10 +21 36 Qualification to play-offs
2 Ahrobiznes TSK Romny 14 10 2 2 30 11 +19 32
3 Fakel Lypovets 14 6 5 3 28 15 +13 23
4 Yednist Plysky 14 7 1 6 20 27 −7 22 Withdrawn after the season
5 Chaika P. Borshchahivka (P) 14 4 5 5 14 19 −5 17 Admission to the 2018–19 Ukrainian Second League
6 Avanhard Koryukivka 14 4 2 8 17 19 −2 14
7 FC Chernihiv 14 2 3 9 10 26 −16 9 Withdrawn after the season
8 Rubikon Kyiv 14 1 1 12 9 32 −23 4
Updated to match(es) played on 2 June 2018. Source: http://www.aafu.org.ua/
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) wins; 3) goals difference; 4) goals scored; 5) head-to-head points; 6) head-to-head wins; 7) head-to-head goals difference; 8) goals scored; 9) draw of lots.[4]
(C) Champions; (P) Admission to the 2018–19 Ukrainian Second League
Notes

Group 3 edit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Comments
1 Druzhba Novomykolaivka (C) 16 12 1 3 32 14 +18 37 Qualification to play-offs
2 Krystal Kherson (P) 16 9 4 3 41 15 +26 31 Qualification to play-offs
Admission to the 2018–19 Ukrainian Second League
3 Tavria-Skif Rozdol 16 9 4 3 26 14 +12 31 Qualification to play-offs
Withdrew after the season
4 MFC Metalurh Zaporizhzhia (P) 16 9 4 3 39 18 +21 31 Admission to the 2018–19 Ukrainian Second League
5 Hirnyk Kryvyi Rih (P) 16 6 2 8 44 35 +9 20
6 SC Kakhovka 16 5 4 7 23 29 −6 19
7 Yarud Mariupol 16 4 5 7 20 19 +1 17
8 MFC Pervomaisk 16 3 4 9 16 27 −11 13
9 Olimpik–SDYuShOR-2 Kropyvnytskyi 16 0 2 14 11 81 −70 2
Updated to match(es) played on 3 June 2018. Source: http://www.aafu.org.ua/
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) wins; 3) goals difference; 4) goals scored; 5) head-to-head points; 6) head-to-head wins; 7) head-to-head goals difference; 8) goals scored; 9) draw of lots.[4]
(C) Champions; (P) Promotion to the 2018–19 Ukrainian Second League
Notes
  • Just before the start, there was anticipated participation of FC Kolos Askania-Nova[3] (former Kolos Khlibodarivka).
  • On 19 May 2018, game between SC Kakhovka and Krystal Kherson was interrupted on the 60th minute due to fans violence.
  • MFC Metalurh Zaporizhzhia could not made the play-offs due to worst head-to-head record against Krystal and Tavria-Skif.
    • Krystal H2H rec: 2–1–1
    • Tavria-Skif H2H rec: 1–2–1
    • Metalurh H2H rec: 1–1–2

Play-off stage edit

Originally post-season competition structure was acknowledged to be defined by the AAFU Commission in conducting competitions at the end of group stage.[4] On 29 May 2018, AAFU published information about its post-season tournament.[6] According to the information published, the tournament will consist of three stages (quarterfinals, semifinals, and final) and all will consist of a single game. A draw will be conducted to identify semifinal pairs.

Teams qualified edit

In parentheses are indicated number of times the club qualified for this phase.

  • Group 1: FC Mynai, Rochyn Sosnivka, ODEK Orzhiv (2)
  • Group 2: Viktoriya Mykolaivka, Ahrobiznes TSK Romny
  • Group 3: Druzhba Novomykolaivka, Krystal Kherson, Tavriya-Skif Rozdol (2)

Quarterfinals edit

  • Dates: 9, 16, 17 June 2018
Team 1  Score  Team 2
FC Mynai 0–0 (3–4 p) Tavria-Skif Rozdol
Druzhba Novomykolaivka 1–2 (a.e.t.) FC ODEK Orzhiv
Viktoriya Mykolaivka 4–0 Krystal Kherson
Ahrobiznes TSK Romny 0–2 Rochyn Sosnivka

Notes:

  • Less than a week later after its quarterfinal game, on 15 June 2018 Ahrobiznes TSK Romny announced that it has been dissolved after it was created back in 2014.[7]
  • Eliminated in quarterfinals, both FC Minaj and FC Krystal Kherson also admitted 2018–19 Ukrainian Second League by the PFL at the organization's conference on 27 June 2018.
9 June 2018 Ahrobiznes TSK Romny 0–2 Rochyn Sosnivka Okipnoho Stadium, Romny
18:00 LST Kashuba   1'
Deva   80'
Deva   90+1'
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Serhiy Zadiran (Kyiv Oblast)
16 June 2018 Druzhba Novomykolaivka 1–2 (a.e.t.) ODEK Orzhiv Hirnyk Stadium, Kryvyi Rih
18:00 LST Sokil   74' Hazytskyi   62'
Tarhoniy   102'
Attendance: 200
Referee: Dmytro Kuzovlyev (Zaporizhzhia)
16 June 2018 Viktoriya Mykolaivka 4–0 Krystal Kherson Viktoriya Stadium, Mykolaivka
18:00 LST Nelin   21' (pen.)
Akimov   58' (pen.)
Kuzmin   61' (pen.)
Ryabtsev   87'
Malysh   19'   90' Attendance: 500
Referee: Ihor Stashuk (Chernihiv)
17 June 2018 FC Minaj 0–0 (a.e.t.)
(3–4 p)
Tavria-Skif Rozdol FC Minaj Stadium, Mynai
18:00 LST Attendance: 700
Referee: Borys Trach (Ternopil)
Penalties
  • Obraztsov  
  • Dopilka  
  • Vahin  
  • Shpak  
  • Kopolovets  
  •   Koryeshkov
  •   Sylyuk
  •   Khomutov
  •   Nevmyvaka
  •   Semenenko

All games details by Artur Valerko on SportArena.

Semifinals edit

The draw for the round is scheduled to be held on 19 June 2018 in the House of Football, Kyiv.[8] Game date: 24 June 2018.

Team 1  Score  Team 2
ODEK Orzhiv 0–1 (a.e.t.) Tavria-Skif Rozdol
Viktoriya Mykolaivka 1–0 Rochyn Sosnivka

Notes:

24 June 2018 ODEK Orzhiv 0–1 (a.e.t.) Tavria-Skif Rozdol ODEK Stadium, Orzhiv
16:00 LST Khomutov   95' (pen.) Attendance: 500
Referee: Dmytro Kubryak (Odesa)
24 June 2018 Viktoriya Mykolaivka 1–0 Rochyn Sosnivka Viktoriya Stadium, Mykolaivka
17:00 LST Mykhailyuk   50' Attendance: 300
Referee: Klym Zabroda (Kyiv)

Final edit

  • Date: 29 June 2018
29 June 2018 Viktoriya Mykolaivka 1–0 Tavria-Skif Rozdol Bannikov Stadium,[9] Kyiv
17:00[9] LST Romanenko   1'
Yatsenko   90+2'
Kiriyenko   90+2'
Report (footboom)
Report (sport arena)
Akopyan   77'   90+2'
Semenenko   74'   90+3'
Attendance: 500
Referee: Ivan Salash

Notes:

  • At the end of the game a shoving between players occurred and the referee ejected several players as well as a head coach of Tavria-Skif Maksym Skorokhodov.[10]

See also edit

Notes edit

References edit

  1. ^ Championship of Ukraine among amateurs. New names. First round schedule (ЧУ среди аматоров. Новые имена. Расписание 1-го тура) Archived 2018-06-12 at the Wayback Machine. Amsport. 31 July 2017
  2. ^ The 2017-18 Ukrainian Championship among amateurs: the season's contours (Чемпіонат України серед аматорів 2017/18: контури сезону). AAFU. 1 August 2017
  3. ^ a b c All participants of the 2017-18 AAFU. FC Pokuttia Kolomyia. 1 August 2017
  4. ^ a b c d The 2017–18 season's regulations. Article 8, paragraphs 2 through 5 of the season's regulations. AAFU.
  5. ^ FC Nyva Terebovlya ceases its participation in the Ukrainian championship (ФК Нива (Теребовля) припиняє участь у чемпіонаті України). AAFU. 7 May 2018
  6. ^ There were established almost all finalists of the 2017-18 Ukrainian championship among amateurs (Визначились майже усі фіналісти чемпіонату України 2017/2018). AAFU. 29 May 2018
  7. ^ Kholodnyi, V. Ahrobiznes TSK Romny ceased its existence ("Агробізнес TSK" (Ромни) припинив існування). Footboom. 15 June 2018
  8. ^ Viktoriya Mykolaiv, ODEK Orzhiv, Rochyn Sosnivka, and Tavria-Skif Rozdol are participants of 1/2 finals (play-off) of Ukrainian championship! ("Вікторія" (Миколаївка), "ОДЕК" (Оржів), "Рочин" (Соснівка) та "Таврія-Скіф" (Роздол) - учасники 1/2 фіналу (плей-оф) чемпіонату України!). AAFU. 18 June 2018
  9. ^ a b On 29 June in Kyiv at the FFU training complex Bannikov Stadium will take place the final game of the 2017-18 Ukrainian championship. The game is starting at 17:00. (29 червня у Києві на стадіоні НТК ФФУ ім. В. Баннікова відбудеться фінальний матч чемпіонату України сезону 2017/2018. Початок матчу о 17.00). AAFU. 29 June 2018
  10. ^ Valerko, A. Viktoriya is the Ukrainian Champion among amateurs (Вікторія – чемпіон України серед аматорів). Sport Arena. 30 June 2018

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