2018 Belarusian First League

2018 Belarusian First League is the 28th season of 2nd level football in Belarus. It started in April and finished in November 2018.

Belarusian First League
Season2018
ChampionsSlavia Mozyr
PromotedSlavia Mozyr
Energetik-BGU Minsk
RelegatedChist
Matches played210
Goals scored556 (2.65 per match)
Top goalscorerVsevolod Sadovsky
(19 goals)
2017
2019

Team changes from 2017 seasonEdit

Two best teams of 2017 Belarusian First League (Luch Minsk and Smolevichi-STI) were promoted to Belarusian Premier League. They were replaced by two lowest placed teams of 2017 Belarusian Premier League table (Slavia Mozyr and Naftan Novopolotsk).

Two lowest placed teams of the last season (Osipovichi and Neman-Agro Stolbtsy) relegated to the Second League. They were replaced by two best teams of 2017 Second League (UAS Zhitkovichi and Chist).

In March 2018, Torpedo Minsk were granted additional promotion to Belarusian Premier League to replace Krumkachy Minsk (who failed to obtain a Premier League and were demoted to the Second League). Torpedo were not replaced any other team due to the lack of applicants, and the league was reduced to 15 clubs for the season.

Teams summaryEdit

Location of teams in 2018 Belarusian First League
Team Location Position in 2017
Slavia Mozyr Mozyr Premier League, 15
Naftan Novopolotsk Novopolotsk Premier League, 16
Lokomotiv Gomel Gomel 4
Belshina Bobruisk Bobruisk 5
Energetik-BGU Minsk Minsk 6
Volna Pinsk Pinsk 7
Granit Mikashevichi Mikashevichi 8
Khimik Svetlogorsk Svetlogorsk 9
Orsha Orsha 10
Slonim-2017 Slonim 11
Baranovichi Baranovichi 12
Smorgon Smorgon 13
Lida Lida 14
UAS Zhitkovichi Zhitkovichi Second League, 1
Chist Chist Second League, 2

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion or relegation
1 Slavia Mozyr (P) 28 21 7 0 69 13 +56 70 Promotion to the Belarusian Premier League
2 Energetik-BGU Minsk (P) 28 21 4 3 69 23 +46 67
3 Belshina Bobruisk 28 18 5 5 59 23 +36 59
4 Lida 28 18 4 6 45 18 +27 58
5 Naftan Novopolotsk 28 10 11 7 28 24 +4 41
6 Lokomotiv Gomel 28 10 10 8 44 29 +15 40
7 Slonim-2017 28 9 9 10 37 37 0 36
8 Granit Mikashevichi[a] 28 8 11 9 28 34 −6 34
9 Khimik Svetlogorsk 28 9 5 14 32 40 −8 32
10 UAS Zhitkovichi 28 6 10 12 23 38 −15 28
11 Smorgon 28 6 10 12 19 44 −25 28
12 Orsha 28 8 3 17 33 53 −20 27
13 Volna Pinsk 28 6 7 15 23 49 −26 25
14 Baranovichi 28 4 7 17 17 42 −25 19
15 Chist (R) 28 1 7 20 30 89 −59 10 Relegation to the Belarusian Second League
Source: football.by
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Head-to-head points; 3) Head-to-head matches won; 4) Head-to-head goal difference; 5) Head-to-head goals scored; 6) Goal difference; 7) Matches won; 8) Goals scored.
(P) Promoted; (R) Relegated
Notes:
  1. ^ Granit were deducted 1 point due to delayed salary payments.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away BAR BSH CHI ENE GRA KHI LID LGM NAF ORS SLA SLO SMR UAS VOL
Baranovichi 1–2 2–1 0–1 1–2 0–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–3 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–2
Belshina Bobruisk 5–1 5–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 2–1 6–0
Chist 0–1 0–5 0–7 2–2 1–4 1–2 0–6 1–3 2–3 1–6 1–5 2–4 0–0 3–1
Energetik-BGU Minsk 3–1 2–2 5–1 3–1 3–0 2–1 3–0 0–0 4–0 2–2 2–1 3–0 5–1 2–1
Granit Mikashevichi 0–0 0–1 3–3 0–4 4–1 0–3 2–0 1–3 1–0 0–3 1–2 0–0 0–0 0–0
Khimik Svetlogorsk 3–0 1–3 3–0[a] 2–0 0–1 0–0 1–4 2–2 3–2 0–2 3–0 1–1 1–1 0–1
Lida 2–1 0–0 3–0 3–0[b] 1–2 4–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–2 0–1 3–0 1–1 4–1
Lokomotiv Gomel 4–0 3–2 5–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 0–0 0–2 0–2 0–0 3–0 0–1 3–1 3–0
Naftan Novopolotsk 1–1 1–0 2–2 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 1–2 2–1
Orsha 1–3 2–1 5–2 0–1 0–3 2–0 0–1 0–3 1–3 1–5 2–2 0–0 1–2 3–0
Slavia Mozyr 2–0 3–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 3–0 0–0 4–0 6–2 3–1 6–0 2–0 2–0
Slonim-2017 0–0 1–1 1–0 1–4 1–1 0–1 1–2 2–2 1–0 2–0 1–4 1–2 0–0 1–1
Smorgon 1–0 0–3 1–0 1–4 0–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–2 0–0 0–5 1–1 0–0
UAS Zhitkovichi 0–1 0–5 2–2 1–2 0–1 1–0 1–2 1–1 0–0 2–1 0–1 1–2 1–0 1–2
Volna Pinsk 4–2 0–1 2–2 0–2 1–0 1–0 0–3 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–4 2–2 1–2
Source: football.by
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
Notes:
  1. ^ Chist were awarded a 0–3 loss for not showing up for away game against Khimik Svetlogorsk.
  2. ^ Match between Lida and Energetik-BGU Minsk (originally 0–1) awarded 3–0 to Lida as Energetik-BGU used a suspended player.

Top goalscorersEdit

Rank Goalscorer Team Goals
1   Vsevolod Sadovsky Energetik-BGU Minsk 21
2   Dmitry Gomza Belshina Bobruisk 17
3   Yevgeniy Yudchits Energetik-BGU Minsk 13
  Maksym Slyusar Slavia Mozyr 13
5   Dmitry Baiduk Belshina Bobruisk 11

Updated to games played on 10 November 2018
Source: football.by

See alsoEdit

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