Recken tremble again: TSV Hannover-Burgdorf narrowly defeats TuS N-Lübbecke
The victory was already bagged, but in the last minute it was only one goal ahead. Ball possession Hanover, full field coverage of the guests. The ball landed at Fabian Böhm, the cold captain was suddenly free, dared to throw – and only hit the crossbar 30 seconds before the end. The warriors will tremble again. Lübbecke could have equalized with the last attack of the game at 22:22. But the ball ended up bluntly out of bounds. The warriors raised their arms and celebrated a happy 22:21 victory against their direct competitors in the basement. “This win tastes good,” said coach Christian Prokop after the crime thriller.
On the 2nd of Advent his TSV Hannover-Burgdorf saw a light late. You had urgent problems getting into this important game. Traditionally, the fans stand until the first hit. Yesterday they almost took root because their TSV couldn’t find the goal. Right winger Jannes Krone failed twice in quick succession against Lübbecke’s goalkeeper Rezar Aljosa. When Krone was unable to hold onto a passport, Prokop had to react and replace the hapless Krone. Four minutes had just been played, the warriors were 0-2 behind. Johan Hansen, the regular right winger, who had recently played weakly again and again, came on for Krone. So Ivan Martinovic took over the seven-meter – and also failed to Aljosa. Only after 6:40 minutes did Martinovic score the first goal to make it 1: 3. The fans can finally sit down. But the throwing noise was not resolved.
Pictures of the handball game between TSV Hannover-Burgdorf and TuS N-Lübbecke
Büchner sees the red card
Hannover still had a hard time throwing goals, 3: 7 behind (15th). Prokop was forced to take the first time out and put his team back on track. His appeal: change in the defense (“We are too holey”), better exploitation of chances in the front. Nevertheless: The warrior game remained bumpy. At 7: 9, Vincent Büchner delivered the next unfortunate move when he advanced in defense and tried to intercept a pass. His right hand reached for the ball, but unintentionally caught the face of Lübbeckes Marten Franke. Hard but justifiable decision: Büchner saw the red card and had to take a shower after just 24 minutes. For him, left winger came Hannes Feise.
The warriors were lucky that the guests didn’t always hit the front safely either. It remained a party with few goals. At 7:11, however, the gap was already alarmingly large. Feise and Nejc Cehte made a quick double strike for the 9:11 break – and let the warriors start with every chance in the second round.
Lesjak keeps warriors in the game
Circle runner Evgeni Pevnov gave up in the first half of his comeback after a week-long break from injury. When Ilija Brozovic received a two-minute penalty, he was half off. The other two potential returnees, goalkeeper Domenico Ebner and Mittelmann Jonathan are waiting for their assignment. Even after the change, Prokop trusted playmaker Veit Mävers and ball catcher Urban Lesjak.
The warriors even came running on a gate (10:11 and 11:12). But because the next offensive zero round followed over several minutes, Hanover was again three goals behind (11:14). In the game, the warriors had an attentive defense and an increasingly better Lesjak.
Hanover was just back on track (13:14) when TSV decimated itself again. Cehte caught Lutz Heiny with his hand on the neck – and had to go out for two minutes. The guests took advantage of the majority and were gone again at 1:16 pm.
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Ebner keeps a physical seven meters in the mini comeback
It took a great deal of strength to catch up with the competition. But he did it. With Mävers’ 17:17 in the throw it is the first time since kick-off again a draw. Some of the 2140 fans in the arena rose from their seats. The rest of the time followed when Ebner came on for a Lübbecke seven-meter throw – and held. It was the perfect mini comeback for Ebner, who had been at war for weeks because of a broken rib. On the other hand, after the first lead (18:17) by Heise right winger Hansen, for once, turned a freezing penalty. Suddenly the warriors led with two goals (53rd).
Five minutes before the end, the previous cramp seemed to be so resolved that the warriors even started doing magic. Hansen served Filip Kuzmanovski with a Kempa pass – the backcourt player netted to 21:18. The supposed preliminary decision in this hard-fought game in the depths of the handball Bundesliga. Because only shortly before the end could Hannover Finale breathe a sigh of relief.
Coach Christian Prokop called for the surprise win against Lemgo to “refine it and not give it away half-heartedly”. In the last few meters, his warriors fulfilled the task and established the connection to the lower midfield.