RECAP: LIEPāJAS METALURGS 3 - 1 JELGAVA
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Monday, May 17, 2010
Nate Weiss and Jelgava's struggles continue in the Latvian Virsliga and they fell on the road to reigning league champions Liepājas Metalurgs at Stadions Daugava on Saturday.

Weiss started at left back and went the full 90 minutes in the defeat.

Jelgava got off to an auspicious start with a goal in the third minute when forward Oļegs Malašenoks was brought down by Metalurgs defender Igor Alexeyev in the penalty area.

Team captain Valērijs Redjko stepped to the spot and cooly drilled the penalty kick into the net for the visitors.

The goal woke up the 2009 Virsliga champions who were also out to exact revenge for their stunning quarterfinal Latvian Cup loss to Weiss and company and the comeback started in the 25th minute.

Lithuanian striker Vitalijus Kavaliauskas scored from just inside the penalty area and the hosts were level.

The club from the west coast of Latvia then took the lead just seconds before halftime when forward Deniss Rakels scored off a corner kick.

Jelgava looked to equalize in the early stages of the second half but were halted by a stingy Metalurgs defense.

The home team put the match away in the 68th minute when forward Kristaps Grebis struck to seal the victory.

With the loss, Jelgava remain stuck in eighth place with four points through six matches on the season.

Weiss and company return to action on Wednesday with a berth in next year's Europa League at stake as Jelgava take on Jūrmala in the final of the Latvian Cup.
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