Tobias schneider the fourth win in a row failed to materialize, but FC sand proved its good form at the wurzburger kickers II and can regard the 2:2 as a further step in the right direction. But due to injury and suspension, two of the FC’s mainstays will have to take a break for the time being. Wurzburger kickers II – FC sand 2:2
Against the hosts’ very young eleven, with an average age of just 19.27, the visitors tried to take control of the game from the start. Don’t wait and see, but act directly. You could feel that the past performances had boosted the confidence of the sander. And the guests had already after six minutes the goal scream on the lips: sven wieczorek conquered 25 meters before the goal the ball and spitzelte by to shaban rugovaj. This marched a few more meters, but set the game device in the fall from twelve meters just next to the post.
Wurzburg remained pale for the time being and had difficulties to maintain the ball against the biting sander. When it seemed that the kickers would get into the game better, it hit the other side: after a corner ball, johannes bechmann rose into the air and nodded in the 1:0 (16.) – the hesitant keeper did not cut the best figure. A goal, however, that awakened the spirits of the hosts. Wurzburg forced the game over the wings and asserted itself there more often than FC coach dieter schlereth could have liked.
It was just such a scene that led to the equalizer, when dominik meisel made his way into the penalty area on the left and his half-high cross was unfortunately deflected into his own goal by the chest of andre karmann to make it 1-1 (30 minutes).). Sand barely managed to set offensive accents.
High-caliber had the kickers also not, but could have almost celebrated the 2:1. A harmless 12-meter shot was deflected by a sander calf and thus only dangerous. But the ball just barely squeezed past the post (38.).
Bechmann injured in the back
The injury to bechmann was a bitter blow for sand: the 1-0 scorer crashed into the boards after a foul and had to be taken to hospital, the back muscles suffered some damage, but fortunately not to the spine. How serious the injury actually is, no one could say in the evening yet. "That looked bad, he was in a lot of pain", described FC game director erich barefoot.
Wurzburg looked for the offensive after the restart. And the hosts took advantage of their first chance to take the lead: although markus geier parried dominik meisel’s shot from an acute angle, the striker returned the ball to the center of the net – from four yards out, mike ebui just had to slot it in (48.). The backlog did not paralyze the sanders, it rather spurred them on. Shortly after, sand could have equalized, but after a long free kick, thorsten schlereth’s direct shot from ten meters was not ideal (53.). In the 67. In the 57th minute the home side complained in vain about a handball when sand won the ball in midfield and thorsten schlereth was sent on his way. The veteran claimed the ball inside the 16-yard box and calmly finished into the far corner to make it 2:2. Just under ten minutes later, schlereth scored from an identical angle, but this time the keeper dived in time to save the ball. FC sand now sniffed at the 3:2 lead.
With the onset of the final phase, at the latest, both teams turned their sights upwards, each team wanting to win: janis hauser, who had only been substituted seconds earlier, took a pass into the intersection in exemplary fashion, but geier just managed to get his legs together and prevented the tunnel to 2:3 (80.). But when sven wieczorek decided to take a hard tackle near the corner flag, which the referee sanctioned with a straight red, sand was eager to at least take home the one point. "If you give red for that foul, there must be ten sending-offs in the game.", evaluated barefoot the decision fundamentally differently. But because wurzburg now ran out of steam and ideas, the basket-makers held on for the draw and can chalk up the point as a further milestone in their mission to stay in the league. "We can be satisfied with the game and are", said barefoot.
The statistics of the game
Wurzburger kickers II: humpenoder – staudt, kutzop, saleh, imgrund, ebui, meisel (80. Houses), langhans, mazagg, usta (76. Burghard), unlucifci / FC sand: vulture – karmann, bechmann (46. Flachsenberger), gonnert, wieczorek, D. Schlereth, steinmann, schmitt, T. Schlereth, rugovaj (89. Wagner), reith / ref: simon heb (FC heppenheim) / goals: 0:1 bechmann (16.), 1:1 own goal (30.) / 2:1 ebui (48.), 2:2 T. Schlereth (67.) / red card: wieczorek (83.)