The Erding Gladiators are still on target.
Erding - On Friday in the 3-1 win at EHC Klostersee played tactically perfectly and also had the necessary portion of luck, on Sunday in the 2-5 home defeat against EHC Waldkraiburg, not acting clever enough and also had a little bad luck.
This is the weekend balance sheet for the Erding Gladiators, but they were generally satisfied with their performances.
"With a lot of luck we were only 1-0 down after the first third," admitted Erding's coach Thomas Vogl after the Klostersee game.
"In the second third we changed our style of play, were more concentrated and smarter - and scored two goals." In the final third, his team defended brilliantly and then scored an overpaid goal, so the 3-1 win was perfect.
Vogl confessed: “I am overjoyed”, and praised the Grafingen team: “Not many teams will win here.” Finally, he regretted the unfortunate injuries of Raphael Kaefer and Bob Wren that had happened in normal duels.
“It was exactly the other way around for us,” said EHC trainer Dominik Quinlan.
"We put a lot of pressure on, but in the end we are not rewarding ourselves enough at the moment." In addition, Kaefer and Wren "my two best strikers had to get out injured".
Ultimately, he praised the opponent fairly: "Erding did everything right."
On Sunday it was Vogl who had to congratulate his opponent on their victory, in this case Waldkraiburg coach Alex Piskunov.
After the game, he raved about a “real derby with good speed and dynamism”.
In the first period, his team did not get going so well, "but in the second period we did really well and we also scored the goals".
In the third third it was clear that Erding would apply pressure.
"But the boys did a great job, and above all our goalkeeper Christoph Lode delivered a very strong game." The relatively high result of 5: 2 is a bit deceiving: "That was a very close game."
Erdings coach, who was already behind the gang in Waldkraiburg, first praised Keeper Lode.
"He delivered an outstanding game - especially in the last third," emphasized Vogl.
“In the second third there were many penalties on both sides.
We didn't act so well and cleverly - especially in the majority. ”That was done better by the guests who were 4-2 ahead after three powerplay goals.
“It is clear that it will be difficult to catch up in the last third, but the chances were there.
We put everything in what we had. "
He tried to muster three equally strong ranks, said Erdings gang chief.
Mark Waldhausen had to help out as a striker - "and he did it very well".
From the middle of the second third he mixed the ranks.
“It didn't work out as I had imagined, then I tried to set up the Gantschnig rows a bit more defensively, putting them against the top row of the opponent in the hope that the other rows would score the goals . ”The chances were there too,“ but this time they just didn't go in. ”Overall, it was a very good game, stated Vogl.
"It's a shame that I didn't jump out."