RFS cancelled the possible derby of Liepaja at “Viensviens.lv”Latvia Cup by overplaying and piping at the post Liepaja in the last minutes of quarterfinal game scoring 2:1. Both goals made in 2 minute time thanks to winning heading of Darko Lemayich who has disappointed Valmiera in similar manner. After missing lots of games, as well as not being listed in team squad, this time Alexander Starkov let play in the main eleven Janis Ikaunieks previously being blacklisted and who spent some time in the reserve squad of Liepaja. Ikaunieks replaced Martins Kigurs in the first eleven. Same Vugar Askerov was left on the bench. On the contrary, in RFS team played almost the best players, one can be surprised by Andrijs Kaluderovich and Davis Ikaunieks play in the first eleven. Right at the beginning of the mach Dodo had a painful kick on the leg and needed medical assistance, tough few minutes later he recovered and got back to the field. The home team breached the rules many times and in the 42th minute Riga could perform penalty kick from a far distance. Edvins Girdvainis managed to kick off the ball from Valentin Ralkevich and the ball got into the gates. After indignant protests of Liepaja Artis Kenins nullified the goal. The first half ended with conflict and mutual cautions to Ralkevich and Lemayich. During first 20 minutes of second half more chance to increase the lead had Keita who was the author of first goal and who tried to pick the corner. The ball slightly missed the guest gates which increased the chances of RFS to recover. Kouake Kuadio of Liepaja, a 30 year old front man from Côte d’Ivoire made his debut in the middle of second half. Liepaja did not succeed in scoring even thanks to play of RFS, though standard situations helped. After heading of Alexander Solovyev’s who came for replacement the score was even 1:1. Same like in the game 2 of the playoff with Valmiera RFS the best performance showed at the end of the game. Straight away after the score evened up RFS surged forward and again the main hero became Darko Lemayich who’s heading result in the victory of RFS with the score 2:1. Now three out of four semifinalists are known. Latvia champion Riga and leader of First League Tukums 2000 will fight for the last ticket on September 1st.RFS joined Jelgava that today got into the semifinal and Karosta who previously won in the Second League battle. Also in two last seasons RFS reached semifinal of the Cup, however until now the final match they did not manage to reach. Liepāja” – RFS 1:2 (1:0) Goals : Keita 12′ – Solovyov 86′, Lemayich 87′ Cautions: Tobers, Ralkevich – Girdvainis, Lemayich, Shimkovich Liepāja: RaiLkevich, Zhulev, Ivanovs, Keita, Spataru, Ikaunieks, Chudars, Tobers, Strumia, Fortesh (Kuadio 70′), Dodo (Fraidejs 80′). RFS Grigorjevs, Savalnieks, Jagodinskis, Girdvainis, Sorokins (Solovjovs 72′), Shimkovich (Kuadio 90′), Blagojevich, Ciganiks, Ikaunieks (Sineļnikovs 77′), Kaluderovichs, Lemayich. Galvenais tiesnesis: Artis Ķēniņš author : sportacentrs.com PHOTO : Mārtiņš Sīlis