It was an epic handball thriller that 1. VfL Potsdam and ASV Hamm-Westfalen fought within the second spherical of the DHB Cup. From Brandenburg’s standpoint it was 49:50 after each groups had demanded every thing from one another for over 80 minutes and even went into double further time. The 460 spectators in Hamm noticed a real spectacle with 99 objectives.
“It was an extremely intense, nice handball recreation. There was nothing lacking. You’re gone, you’ll come again. At 45:48 the door was lastly closed, then we come again once more. It was simply a number of enjoyable,” mentioned Potsdam coach Bob Hanning concerning the thrilling duel between the 2 second division groups.
The hosts dominated the sport within the first half and went into the break with a 23:20 lead. Hamm was additionally forward for a very long time within the second half. Three Potsdam objectives in a row introduced solely the third equalizer of the sport within the forty eighth minute. It remained thrilling till the final second, as a result of though the hosts continued to efficiently full assault after assault, the visitors at all times managed to equalize.
The primary further time was over at 44:44
Max Beneke made it 39:39 5 seconds earlier than the ultimate whistle and saved Potsdam within the recreation. ASV coach Michael Lerscht instantly took his final timeout and defined to his crew that the assault was for the final 4 seconds. Nevertheless, the hosts have been unable to comply with this up efficiently. This meant that the sport went into the deserved further time after a tricky battle from each side.
Twice 5 minutes have been scheduled for the primary further time. With objectives from Dustin Kraus and Moritz Sauter, the Potsdam crew have been in a position to reply to ASV’s purpose makes an attempt and maintain the objectives in steadiness. It was the center man who gave the Eagles their first lead of the sport after 66 minutes (42:41). The primary further time was over at 44:44.
“If he scores the final ball in, we win the sport within the first time beyond regulation. However that’s sport, there are solely millimeters between them,” mentioned Hanning about one of many few failed makes an attempt by Moritz Sauter, who scored an impressive 16 objectives in 24 makes an attempt that night.
However within the second time beyond regulation the sport lastly turned in Hamm’s favor. The Westphalia crew took a decisive lead with 48:45. Within the final two minutes, the Potsdam crew threw every thing into it once more, however needed to admit defeat after an exhausting battle. (Tsp)