The Guardian, UK
May 9 2004
Pyunik edge city rivals Banants to win Armenian Cup
Sunday May 9, 2004 8:26 PM
YEREVAN, May 9 (Reuters) – Champions Pyunik Yerevan edged city rivals
Banants 6-5 in a penalty shootout after a scoreless 120 minutes to
win the Armenian Cup final on Sunday.
Pyunik captain Agvan Mkrtychyan scored the decisive kick to clinch
the second cup triumph in three years for his club. Pyunik have also
won the league title three years running.
But it was another disappointing ending for Banants, who finished
second to Pyunik in last year’s championship.
Banants, looking for their first trophy since 1992, were also beaten
1-0 by Mika Ashtarak in last year’s final.
Banants Yerevan, then known as Banants Abovyan, won the inaugural
Armenian Cup in 1992 following the break-up of the Soviet Union.