Friday, 6 August 2010

GKS Belchatow 2-0 Polonia Bytom

Anyone who read my preview of the Ekstraklasa this afternoon will know that I would have predicted a win for GKS this afternoon and they duly delivered for the opening day of the season.

Not a particularly exciting game to watch and not one for the purists at all but GKS manager Maciej Bartoszek will simply be happy his team got off to a wining start. Meanwhile Polonia sat back with their 4-4-2 and never looked a threat up front with the ageing Podstawek looking sluggish throughout the game.

Speaking of aged strikers though, Zewlakow for GKS may be their star summer signing but didn't really threaten and was subbed off on 65 minutes for Tomasz Kuswik who eventually scored the second goal that made the game safe. Meanwhile Malkowski and Wrobel consistently threatened on the wings for Belchatow.

Polonia simply didn't look ready for the new campaign and these suspicions certainly weren't quashed by the team inexplicably fielding only six subsitutes. If they wish to avoid getting into any early relegation battles they will have to pick up their form pretty sharpish. Bartoszek, on the other hand, will be happy with his teams professional performance but will be considering if Zewlakow is really up to playing up front on his own.

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