Handball: VfL goes for fourth win

VfL Gummersbach acquired their fourth win of the season. The Oberberg crew celebrated a 29:24 (16:9) victory towards the TVB Stuttgart crew in entrance of two,921 spectators on the Schwalbe Arena. The outcome additionally exhibits the progress of the sport when it comes to top. Only within the opening phases did each groups play eye-to-eye earlier than Gummersbacher took the reins and established a snug lead. In the second half, head coach Gudjon Valur Sigurdsson’s aspect initially took a assured lead at dwelling, however this misplaced its readability as a consequence of some sloppiness within the latter phases.

Gummersbach began with Dominik Mappes, Julian Koster and Tom Jansen within the backfield, and Tibor Ivanisevic in objective, who made his first save within the third minute. On the opposite hand, circle participant Ellidi Vidarsson confirmed her energy for the second time within the fifth minute, making the rating 2:2. The opening interval was characterised by easy turnovers and random missed alternatives by each groups. After 4 minutes and not using a objective on the sphere, it was Mappes who gave the blue-white group the primary lead of the sport within the nineteenth minute (3-2). In the following jiffy, VfL began a lot better with goalkeeper Ivanisevic as sturdy assist. A 3-pointer by Thielen Codrin and one other by Jansen made it 7-3 within the sixteenth minute, resulting in Stuttgart’s first timeout.

But Oberbergische joined. Another save by Ivanisevic opened the way in which for Koster to deliver the primary 5 targets to Gummersbach (10:5, 18th minute). The dwelling crew took the lead and elevated the rating to 12:5 with two targets by Lukas Blom within the twenty first minute. VfL performed a extremely centered sport, particularly of their marking work, and Ivanisevic was a goalkeeper in good spirits between the posts, who additionally saved a TVB penalty within the twenty third minute. Plenty of issues have come collectively playfully for the white-blue. In the twenty sixth minute, Matis Haseler introduced the rating to 14:6, and within the twenty eighth minute, Ivanisevic once more remained on the spot together with his fingertips in a seven-meter throw from Stuttgart. The groups went into the halftime break with a transparent rating of 16:9 in favor of VfL.

Despite the benefit on the again finish, Gummersbacher initially struggled early within the second spherical. The lead was decreased to 6 targets within the first jiffy after the restart, earlier than Vidarsson scored the primary objective of the blue-whites’ second half (17:10) within the thirty seventh minute, and Haseler made it 18 a minute later. :10. Sigurdsson’s crew continued to play freely, have been notably cautious within the defensive group and stored the Swabians at bay always. In the forty fifth minute with a rating of 23:13, Vidarsson scored ten targets for the primary time between VfL and TVB.

The company from the south of Germany opened the final interval by scoring three targets in a row (23:16, 49 minutes), however they didn’t upset the VfL crew. Substitute Fabian Norsten’s save was lauded by the followers as Blom’s subsequent counterattack made it 24:16 (fiftieth minute). In normal, the Gummersbachers have been way more complacent about their possibilities. In addition, Stepan Zeman acquired a crimson card for a foul on Egon Hanusch within the 56th minute. Due to his negligence, VfL made the sport fascinating once more, when within the 59th minute they have been solely two targets forward (26:24). However, Norsten scored once more and Vidarsson scored his eleventh objective of the sport (28:24, sixtieth minute). Blomma then acquired the final level with a profitable shot into Stuttgart’s empty internet one second earlier than the ultimate whistle (29:24).

Gummersbach is sixth within the desk with 8:2. For VfL, the league resumes on Sunday, October 2 at Frisch auf Hoppingen.

Scorers: Widarsson 11, Blochme 5, Codrin 3, Haseler 3, Mappes 3/1, Jansen 2, Koster 1, Stirmisson 1

Coach’s voice:

Gudjon Valur Sigurdsson (VfL Gummersbach): In the top I’m very completely happy that we managed to get two factors, though it was too shut for me. I did not have a very good feeling in the present day. When I noticed Stuttgart’s beginning line-up with their fast, clever assault, I used to be amazed at how effectively we did. I used to be very happy with our protection and naturally Tibor did effectively. At first, it was noticeable that we have been nervous. We missed alternatives and failed to satisfy in individual. In the second half, the primary three or 4 minutes have been calm once more, however after that we got here again with a ten objective distinction. Stuttgart then switched to a 5-1 protection and that put stress on us. We did not dare to throw or have been too naive and hit the ball with our ft. We did not do what we deliberate on this stage, however on the finish of the day I’m glad that each factors went to Gummersbach.

Roy Sanchez (TVB Stuttgart): Congratulations to Gummersbach on a well-deserved win. Of course, it is disappointing for us. We made loads of technical errors and performed harmful handball, particularly within the first half. Sometimes we couldn’t maintain the ball correctly. Things went effectively for us within the second half. The crew fought brilliantly all through the sport however couldn’t play freely of their sport. Only once we misplaced the sport at 23:13, we have been in a position to clear our heads and play our handball. We must work on ourselves and analyze our errors. The stage we ship doesn’t match the extent of our gamers. In time, we’ll return to our regular actions. Good luck to VfL as they’re top-of-the-line handball groups within the league for the time being.


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