Handball Oberliga Rhineland-Palatinate/Saar:
SV 64 denied victory within the final minute
Zweibrucken Handball Oberliga: A powerful drive to catch Zweibrücker goes unrewarded in a bitter 29:30 towards Offenbach.
Philipp Hammann kicked the bench. Coach Stefan Bullacher was shocked on the sidelines. In a dramatic remaining, Oberliga handballers SV 64 Zweibrücken dropped each factors of their dwelling recreation towards Tw Offenbach – regardless of main by two objectives 90 seconds earlier than the ultimate whistle. The dwelling facet stormed again into the sport after being seven objectives down on the break on Saturday evening and regarded as if they might win close to the tip. However, inexplicable private errors price the 1964s their salaries. The finest participant for the Lions was goalkeeper Damian Zajac, who shined with nineteen saves.
Offenbach coach Tobias Job stated earlier than the sport in Zweibrücken: “It will probably be troublesome, however we’re prepared and we now have a plan.” And this match plan ought to work within the first half. The guests from South Palatinate took out two SV backcourt gamers, Philipp Kokler and Adam Suss, with an attacking cowl model. Along with Nicklas Bayer, the 64’s strongest attacking backfield participant on the best facet has been sorely missed for months. With Bayer, who had an important season earlier than retiring, unable to get replaced by one other harmful lefty, Offenbach has given up a good distance on that defensive finish. However, the hosts couldn’t use this house for half-hour. But quite the opposite. In the primary spherical, they misplaced 20 objectives due to technical errors and omissions, which is a destructive file for the present season.
“Zweibrücken was my favourite earlier than the spherical and if SV hadn’t had such a setback with accidents, it will have been proper there,” stated Job Bayer and Tom Ihlmen on the failure of the best SV facet.
But there was additionally a particular variation within the assault of the visitors. From the start, they performed with a so-called seventh participant, who was introduced into the sport at the price of a fast goaltending change. In reality, it has been Zweibrücker’s particular defensive specialty over the previous couple of years that third division groups have been biting into. But no matter errors and inattention the lions did in assault, additionally they confirmed themselves. Damian Zajac stored the online however conceded 21 objectives within the first half. The 14:21 deficit at halftime might have been even greater.
Whatever recommendation SV coach Stephan Bullacher gave his proteges throughout the half-time assembly turned the match utterly the wrong way up. After the restart, the 250 spectators within the West Palatinate Hall noticed a modified staff on the ground. The protection proved to be nimble, nimble, aggressive and hungry for the run. In assault, Zweibrücken created the occasional alternative with a structured set-up, which additionally they capitalized on. Offenbach could not discover extra gaps in assault and did not enhance defensively both. TVO’s lead melted away with every passing minute and at 25:25 (forty ninth) the 64’s equalized once more for the primary time. But the Zweibrücken staff wished extra, even main by two objectives. With one minute and forty seconds left on the clock and (*64*) in possession at 29:27, nobody wager a single cent on Offenbach’s victory.
But as loopy because the gameplay has been up till this level, the final minute and a half has been simply as loopy. Zweibrücken truly misplaced three objectives in 90 seconds due to particular person errors, which the guests become fast counter-attacking objectives. In the tip, South Palatinate celebrated a 30:29 away victory, and the hosts sank to the bottom and didn’t consider in dangerous luck. Despite the defeat, future SV coach Klaus Peter Weinert noticed the constructive facet of the sport within the second half insurrection: “I did not assume we might flip the sport round after such a disastrous first half, however sadly we misplaced. lacked the luck and intelligence wanted to win in the long run.” Next Sunday, Zweibrücker will now play for the reserves of the third division TuS Dansenberg.