In the last League game against the "reed" Maksimenko came off the bench in the second half, almost scored himself and managed to start scoring attack, which led to the winning goal: "Mattersburg" won 3:2.
The actions of the Latvian defender in the last 20 minutes is so like coach Gerald Baumgartner that he wanted to continue working with Maksimenko. After that player has left the team in high spirits, and now it turns out that after all the services of a player from Latvia "Mattersburg" not much needs.
Vitaly Maksimenko played for "SV Mattersburg" for two seasons. The first has played 19 matches (15 times in the starting lineup), this season — 18 (17). The club finished in the national championship in seventh place in the competition of ten teams.
For the national team of Latvia on account Maksimenko, 31 games and one goal, participated in both the last games against Portugal (0:3) and Estonia (1:2).
Meanwhile, free agent became another Latvian footballer 29 — year-old goalkeeper Vitaliy Melnichenko. His services refused the club second Russian division (Germany) Voronezh "Torch".
Melnychenko moved to the "Torch" in January of 2015 from "Ventspils" and was able to immediately become the main goalkeeper of the team. But then a severe injury put paid to his chances to win a place at the base. Half of the season Vitaly was treated, half — waiting for his chance. At the end of the championship, he played the final two matches and on this side-parted.
Note that the "Torch" in this offseason along with Melnychenko left for 18(!) players, however, the second Latvian footballer midfielder Ivan Lukyanov — was still in the team.
In the season 2016/17 the Voronezh team was among the contenders for the play-offs for a place in the Premier League, however, the ending of the championship, "the Torch" has failed and the team finished in mid-table — 10th.