There was no way through in this scene for Kinsau's Thomas Rid (yellow jersey) against committed players of SG Lechsee, captain Stefan Sieber on the left. © Roland Halmel
A good 420 spectators provided a remarkable backdrop for the relegation match between SV Kinsau and SG Lechsee. And the game got off to a furious start.
Kinsau – Stefan Hofmann's wish in the closing stages did not come true. "At least one goal...", said the SpVgg Schwabbruck keeper, who attended the hustle and bustle on the field as one of a good 420 spectators. But neither the host SV Kinsau nor SG Lechsee fulfilled Hofmann's wish. With the 0-0 draw in the duel on Wednesday evening, everything is still possible in the second leg on Saturday (15 p.m.) in Prem for both, who had described each other as desired opponents.
Kinsau and Lechsee keep chances open for the second leg
The opponents felt that the goalless draw was the right result in a match that started very cheerfully, but then flattened out. "We were nervous in the first ten minutes," admitted Peter Streif, who stood in for Ralph Holzinger, who was on holiday as SG interim coach. But then the team improved. "We're going into the second leg confident." The fact that the offensive machine of the A-class team (71 goals in the preliminary and championship rounds) ran at low speed this time also had a tactical reason: "The motto was to stand safe first," said Streif. In addition, such a promotion game is new territory for the majority of the team: "We only have two players who have already played relegation."
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Kinsau's coach Christopher Resch saw "an increase of 200 percent" in his team's commitment compared to their performances in recent district class games. Resch was satisfied with the initial phase. SVK had the best chances to take the lead thanks to a header from Michael Kirchbichler on the crossbar (3rd) and two chances from Thomas Rid (8th, 10th). In this phase, "we were lucky," said guest coach Streif.
The relegation game (here Lechsee's Adrian Natzeder on the ball) took place in front of a stately backdrop. © Roland Halmel
But then suddenly there was "a break in it" in the Kinsau combination game, as Resch said. He thought it was a shame: "If we continue to play football, we'll get more chances," he said. It only became really dangerous with the direct acceptance of Roman Schilcher (23rd). Shortly before that, the Lechsee team had their first big chance with a dangerous corner kick from Josef Bayrhof (20th).
In the second half, both teams struggled to set up a game over several stations. In many cases, the second or at the latest the third pass was inaccurate. Towards the end, the guests got a visual preponderance. Christian Lory put a 25-meter free kick just outside Kinsau's box (79th). Florian Driendl's header after a free-kick cross (86th) was also not missing. Referee Nicolas Dolderer and his team led confidently.
Statistics:SV Kinsau 0
SG Lechsee 0
none. Yellow cards: Kinsau 5, Lechsee 0. Referee: Nicolas Dolderer (SV Bernried). Attendance: 424.