That's it: Jetzendorf's player-coach Alexander Schäffler has said goodbye. © Farewell
Landesliga club TSV Jetzendorf lost their last game of the season in Schwabmünchen 2:3. A trio says "Servus".
Jetzendorf – With the targeted single-digit place in the table, it didn't work out for the Landesliga kickers of TSV Jetzendorf. The Green-Whites narrowly missed the newly set goal by millimetres due to the 2-3 defeat at TSV Schwabmünchen. But this didn't bother anyone after the final whistle. "This game won't be remembered for long," said Alexander Schäffler, the player-coach of the Jetzendorfer.
For Schäffler, his assistant coach Daniel Stampfl and captain Martin Öttl, it was the last game in the green jersey. Everyone wanted to have fun again – it was no longer a matter of making decisions. But although Schwabmünchen and TSV could have played freely, a rather bland summer kick developed. "It wasn't a good Landesliga game," said Schäffler. Nevertheless, goals were scored. The 34-year-old and his team were the first to celebrate because Dominic Reisner once again did everything right in the end. The striker scored his 20th goal of the season in the eighth minute (in his 29th appearance). In the end, he should only scrape past the goal-scoring cannon by one goal with this yield. This was secured by Christoph Hollinger from FC Ehekirchen with 21 goals in 34 games.
After that, the game splashed along. Schwabmünchen, however, came back before the break. The home team moved to the right in the 33rd minute, Benedikt Berger played into the back area and Jonas Müller netted to make it 1-1 - at the same time the score at half-time.
The second half will not be remembered for long either. Little happened until the Jetzendorf team didn't pay attention after a set piece. Tim Uhde took advantage of the space and headed in to give Schwabmünchen the lead (69th). When Orkun Sarici added the third goal in the 79th minute, the Jetzendorf team suspected that the hoped-for victory would not be forthcoming. But giving up is not an option for the Green-Whites. Ben Geuenich scored the second goal to make it 2-3 (89th) after a remarkable move over several stations, but it wasn't enough for more.
"We weren't able to make any more gains. Of course, we would have liked to have played at least a draw, but that didn't matter in the end. The day wouldn't have ended any differently even if he had won," said Schäffler. He was alluding to the celebration after the last game of the season. It went on until well after midnight. "Despite the defeat, it was a wonderful day. It became emotional and was a great farewell for Daniel, Martin and me," said the outgoing coach. He continued: "I will be eternally grateful for my time at TSV. I gave it my all and got it all back." From now on, Schäffler has more time for family and job. His successor, Stefan Kellner, is following in big footsteps, but is taking over a squad with quality and character.