Gummersbach – After winning at home 34:26 away in Bettgheim, VFL Gummersbach is about to return to the Bundesliga – ‘Outpatient Treatment and Rehabilitation Center’ AggerEnergie reports on VFL Gummersbach.
Written by Oli Klein
SG BBM Bietigheim – VfL Gummersbach 26:34 (16:19).
It almost turned out to be a very meager success story of a blue and white success story: but the dark gray theory did not allow the second-tier handball players of VFL Gummersbach to be on Saturday evening at the Egytrans Arena in Bittgheim of all places, the place where Played almost exactly three years ago it lost its first-class status, it could celebrate the long-awaited return to the national elite class. And not only that: The Gummersbachers’ fully sovereign victory 33:26 (19:16) ultimately reflects the traditional club’s lavish season.
But first things first: After Friday’s points loss by Gummersbach rivals HSG Nordhorn (30:31 against Hagen) and ASV Hamm (32:32 against Lübeck), VfL can only be caught in theory. In addition to a real 14-point lead over Nordhorn, Oberbergische is also better in the world in terms of goal difference (plus 160) than the competition (Nordhorn plus 23, Hamm plus 35).
Regardless of any arithmetic games with the counter and the sliding rule, it was clear even before the start of the match in Swabia that a difficult task could await the boys of football coach Judjon Valor Sigurdsson. The structural conditions of the 99.9 percent climbers at the former site of shame were not void.
Given the latest developments in the table, the Bethheimer family suddenly still had chances in second place. Accordingly, the hosts entered the match quickly, but were slowed down by their early visitors and never managed to cause permanent damage to the league leaders. And this despite the fact that the guests did not always bravely attack a defensive position, especially at the initial stage.
But since VfL excelled in big-team style at forward speed, the defensive laissez-faire attitude didn’t matter too much. A four-goal cushion was quickly achieved in 3:7 (10), which showed the way and the balance of power was clarified early on. In the break, Gummersbacher threw 16:19 over the 10:14 and 12:17 stops.
As a result, blue and white supremacy would remain, so VfL continued to claim the lead. And when the home builders were in sight again (21:23/38.), it only took a good three minutes before the visitors from NRW finally pulled the plug on their hosts at 21:27 (41). The rest was a freestyle master skate show.
Even the resurrection maker was unusually touched by the mood of emotions after the match: “I am very proud of the boys today, especially since I knew this was the hall where the club went down,” he said otherwise very rationally. “Goggi” Sigurdsson’s insights into the coach and team’s mental life, pointed to the whole season in further analysis and even became a handball philosopher: “The heart of a successful team beats to the beat. Won,” he praised the former world-class left winger and, contrary to his usual habits, did not No longer resists any congratulations.
Bitgym: Lehmann (3 saves), Wales (5 saves); De la Pena (5), Pfeiffer, Vlahovic (4 each), Barth (3), Schaefer (3/2), Klaus (2), Borchen (2), Dalhaus, Wesling, Ohler (1 each).
Gummersbach: Tibor Ivanisevic (15 / of which 1 x seven meters); Julian Koster (8), Janko Bozovic (8/1), Uli Brigler (5), Lucas Bloom (4), Raul Santos (3), Eldi Fedarsson, Finn Herzig (2 each), Stepan Zeman (1), Fein Shrofen (1/1).
3/4 – 2/2 (Wesseling fails against Ivanisevic).
4: 6 minutes (Fischer, Borchen-Shroffen, Kessler, Zeemann).
Tanya Cutler / Mike Myers (Meckenboren / Oberthurungen).
Results and table