After their 5-0 defeat by Sheffield Wednesday, Nov 7, the Russian guest team Tbilisi Dynamo emerged with a 5-5 draw from their friendly match against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux, Wolverhampton, Nov 10.
LV. Russian team onto field.
CU. Visnews cameraman McConville with camera.
GV. Kick-off and play.
STV. Play mid-field.
LV. First Russian goal scored by Meshki.
LV. Wolves score first goal by farmers.
GV. Play around Wolves goal.
CU. Second Russian goal scored by Gogoberidze.
GV. Play around Wolves goal.
CU. Ditto players fall to ground, corner forced.
LV. Russians take corner, play around Wolves goal.
CU. Wolves goalie Finlayson clears ball up field.
STV. Wolves almost score.
STV.PAN. Russians attack from mid-field towards Wolves goal.
CU. Gogoberidze scores Russia's third goal.
LV. Crowd at half time.
STV. Russia's fourth goal scored by Meshki.
CU. Wolves goalie lying on ground in goal mouth.
LV.PAN. Wolves score goal by Durandt.
SV. Crowd cheer.
LV.PAN. Play in front of Russian goal, Farmer scores fourth goal for Wolves.
LV. Murray scores Wolves equalizer (score 5-5).
TOP V. Players walk off field.
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Background: After their 5-0 defeat by Sheffield Wednesday, Nov 7, the Russian guest team Tbilisi Dynamo emerged with a 5-5 draw from their friendly match against Wolverhampton Wanderers at Molineux, Wolverhampton, Nov 10.
Two goals in the first three minutes set the pace for a lively game. A leading goal by Meshki, only Russian international in the Dynamo team, was quickly equalised by Farmer. In the 12th minute, Meshki was back to deliver another brilliant shot which was headed in by Dynamo's captain Gogoberidze. Wolves rallied admirably and gave Dynamo's goal-keeper Kotrikadze a hard time, but a series of near misses was all they achieved. Gogoberidze, supported by Meshki, hit back one minute before half-time, making it 3-1 for Dynamo.
A great 20-yard drive by Mason in the 61st minute put Wolves at 3-2, but the game looked all over for the hosts ten minutes later, when Meshki and Barkaya had rapidly increased Dynamo's lead to the impressive margin of 5-2. Goal-keeper Finlayson was hurt diving at Meshki's feet and there did not seem to be much left of the Wolves.
Ten minutes from time it was still 5-2...then came the dynamic finish. South African Cliff Durandt, substitute for left-winger Deeley, scored with an uncleared ball from Toradze. As the Russian defence started to waver, Farmer brought in a fourth goal for Wolves, followed by Murray's equalising shot in the seconds allowed for injury time. It goes without saying that the home crowd went wild with enthusiasm.
TEAMS: WOLVES: - Finlayson: Stuart, Showell: Clamp, Slater, Flowers: Mason, Murray, Farmer, Broadbent, Deeley.
DYNAMO: - Kotrikadze: Sichinava, Toradze; Chohaly, Voronin, Yananidze: Melashvili, Barkaya, Kaloev, Gogoberidze, Meshki.