For the nominal start of the second half, trainer niels greiner could again rely on christian troppmann. But we are still missing all three circle players, so the position in the center was again occupied by bastian gopfert, daniel metz and florian bernecker.
From the very beginning, the game against the second-placed team in the table was dominated by the two defenses. The HSG found it very difficult to create high-percentage chances in the attack against the stable defense around the long-serving professional michal panfil. If it succeeded nevertheless, one failed mostly at the goalkeeper of the bulls from heidingsfeld. The guests were able to gradually work out an advantage for themselves. However, since the cooperation on rodental side between defense and goalkeeper worked well, they remained at least at a distance (9:13 at halftime).
Four penalties missed
A similar picture continued in the second half. The HSG rodental/neustadt was strong in defense, but on the other hand made disastrous use of its chances. Heidingsfeld was able to maintain its comfortable five-goal lead. With a little more luck and determination in the conclusion had the chance to shorten the gap and make the game close again. Instead, the experienced bulls played the game to the end without nervousness and took the well-deserved victory 25:19. With only 19 goals and four penalties, it was impossible to beat the second-placed team in front of a home crowd. But the guests were too convincing in their play and proved that they are right to play for promotion to the bavarian league. The HSG played well again, but in the end the decisive piece was missing. Next weekend, trainer niels greiner's team will have the next opportunity to underpin their sporting upswing with points in ingolstadt.
Goals for the HSG rodental/neustadt:
kirchner (6/3), heil (6/2), gunther (2), metz (2), bernecker (1), fladt (1), cichon (1/1).