FC Lokomotiv have strengthened their bid for Oliy League tie after their 2-1 victory over FC Pakhtakor at Pakhtakor stadium.
Marat Bikmaev opened the scoring in the 26th minute from the 12-yard penalty spot, but it appeared that the Railwaymen would have to make do with a point when Adnan Oraxavac netted the ball ten minutes to the break.
Uzbek powerhouse Marat Bikmaev scored the winning goal nine minutes to complete.
The hosts come into this match having failed to win five matches of their 7 league outings and knowing that time is running out for them to reach top three on the league table.
Uzbekistan Oliy League | Matchday Seven
FC Pakhtakor 1:2 FC Lokomotiv
Goals: Adnan Oraxavac 35 - Marat Bikmaev 26 (pen.), 81.