In the 2018/19 season, "Kolos" finally, on the third attempt, fulfilled the dream of its management and all its fans, reaching the Ukrainian Premier League at the end of the season.
In 28 matches of the First League Championship, "Kolos" scored 54 points (15 wins, 9 draws and 4 defeats) and took the second place in the standings, beating "Dnipro-1".
However, in order to get to the UPL, "Kolos" had to play two head-to-head matches against Odesa's "Chornomorets". The first game took place in Odessa on June 4 and ended with a score of 0: 0. The return game took place in Kovalivka on June 8. "Kolos" won 2-0, with both goals scored by captain Vitaliy Havrysh.