Sunday, October 31, 2010
Eugene Starikov was a 90 minute man again for FC Tom Tomsk who downed visiting Amkar Perm on Sunday evening at Stadion Trud in Tomsk.

Starikov received his second straight start for the Siberians who picked up their first win since late August, a stretch of six matches.

Both teams were active in the first half that had a sort of frenzied feel about it that included a plethora of chances being created mainly due to defensive lapses and aggressive play, rather than technical skill.

Starikov nearly scored his second goal in as many weeks but his effort in the 31st minute was cleared off the line by the Amkar defense.

The game's lone goal would finally arrive in the 53rd minute when Tomsk's Valeri Klimov fired a shot toward goal that deflected off a defender and right to Aleksandr Kharitonov who poked it home.

The score by the hosts was all the cushion they needed as they had very little problem shutting down the weak Amkar offense which ranks as the worst in the Russian Premier League.

Next up for Starikov and Tomsk is a Friday contest at Anzhi Makhachkala.