In 2020 there were two top teams with white vests in the district league 2: One is table leader FC Langengeisling and the other - surprise - SC Kirchdorf.
- In 2020 there were two top teams with white vests in the district league 2: One is the table leader FC Langengeisling and the other - surprise - SC Kirchdorf.
The footballers from the Ampertal might even have done better than the league primus because of their good goal difference, but the lockdown brought them to the fourth game of the season against SV Wörth.
"It couldn't have gone better for us," says SCK trainer Andreas Apold.
“We made the best of it.
Now we can look at the whole thing in the league with confidence.
Because I don't think that there is still something going on behind - and in view of the point-to-point gaps nothing goes ahead anyway.
The young players were thrown into the deep end
In terms of personnel, not everything went well for fourth in the Amper Valley: Captain Robert Kittl, his deputy Joshua Erbslöh-Marx, goal scorer Daniel Schuhmann and Stefan Lohmeier were only available to a limited extent or not at all.
“That is what sets us apart.
We have a 22-man squad for the first team - anyone can play football.
That was very good for us last year, we were able to compensate for the losses, ”explains the 43-year-old coach.
“Above all, the young players who were thrown into the deep end did their job very well and also made a step forward.” Tactically, the defense switched from the three-man back to the four-back to get more Pay attention to the defensive.
"The flow of the game was never lost, however, the mix just worked."
In addition, the goal machine at SC Kirchdorf ran at full speed: In the regional league, Dario Turkman scored six of the twelve goals in the three games - even the coach raved about that: “Dario is a brutally strong footballer.
You can tell that he knows exactly what to do in terms of technique, ball handling and overview.
And he has a left foot!
It's just a shame that he's almost 35. "
The SC Kirchdorf and the Corona lockdown
Andreas Apold sees another building block for success in 2020 in the good fitness of his team, which, given the training conditions, is mainly due to the players' own motivation.
Because it is extremely difficult to keep the kickers happy when long breaks and preparations alternate and have to be trained individually.
“It was difficult for the team structure,” emphasizes department head Stefan Lohmeier.
“You haven't seen each other anymore, you couldn't train together.
It had taken a while after the lockdown to get back to the way it was before.
This will also be a challenge in the new year.
The Christmas party, graduation trip and newcomer celebrations are canceled, there is no indoor training - and other activities are also falling away. "
Apold and his co-coaches plan an online training session for his players once a week.
He hopes that this will get his players fit for the start of training.
All on the condition that the Corona regulations permit training and games to be held.
From the point of view of the trainer, the joint training should start in February in order to be able to start in March.
Apold: "We are not yet suitable for the district league"
The sporting focus at SC Kirchdorf would then be absolutely on the League Cup round of 16 at FC Gerolfing at the beginning of March.
"For me, the league cup is a small opportunity that we want to take with a certain degree of seriousness," said Apold.
“From my point of view, we are not yet suitable for the district league, so we have to leave the church in the village.
But we will still try to get as far as possible. ”If Corona allows the competition to continue.
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