Off the pitch, down to the A-Class: Player-coach Stephan Benz and SV Krün missed out on relegation in the relegation play-offs. © Oliver Rabuser
SV Krün missed out on staying in the district class. In addition, after the 0-3 defeat against SG Baiernrain/Dietramszell, the Isar Valley fears for the continued existence of the first team.
Dietramszell – The final whistle was a redemption. In vain, the players of SV Krün tormented themselves over the pitch of TSV Dietramszell, in order to perhaps escape relegation in the end. Then game director Peter Rascher put an end to a hopeless undertaking from the first minute. "Zell was clearly better," said coach Stephan Benz, describing the fact that was obvious to everyone. Ergo: Krün has to return to the A-Class after a 1-1 draw in the first leg and a crushing 0-3 defeat in the second act. With an uncertain future. "Difficult without A and B youth," Benz painted a gloomy picture. As of Saturday, it was not yet clear whether and who from the already thin squad is flirting with putting the football boots aside. "If more than three stop, we won't have a team next season," the coach added.
A good two hours before the Isar Valley, the new era began for a young bride and groom. A ceremony in a postcard idyll. The Dietramszell monastery church is less than 50 meters away from the TSV sports home. In retrospect, instead of warming up, the people of Krün would probably have been better off asking for heavenly assistance in the baroque work of art – from the football god and the goddess of fortune. Because it would have taken a miracle no less. The SVK disintegrated more and more into its individual parts with every minute of play. With the exception of the unfortunate keeper Constantin Lutz, none reached normal form. A header that William Exner put over the bar after just over an hour remains the only recognizable scoring opportunity.
"One of our worst games ever," said Stefan Kautecky on the sidelines. The veteran could have made good use of the Krüner. But a calf injury prevented him from playing. Kautecky was one of six injured players who cannot be adequately replaced with the existing squad. "At some point, it was difficult to compensate for these failures," regretted Benz. So players from the past had to help out. Like Bernhard Benz, who quit football six years ago. Together with Stefan Sellmaier as a duo in midfield, which, according to the coach, slipped into the white and black jersey "without training this season". "Of course, it's about a lack of running strength."
But this does not only apply to the alumni, as Benz emphasized: "Nowhere is the training participation as low as it is here." The descent is only the logical consequence. The hosts initially showed mercy because they had no ideas for scoring despite their superior presence. But then Andreas Schmidt clumsily kicked Thomas Puscher in the heels of Thomas Puscher in the sixteen – penalty. Peter Kanzler converted, although Lutz sensed the corner. Schmidt was also such a bad luck raven. The fact that he only flew off the pitch in injury time was solely due to generous game management. The hosts hit the post and crossbar, and also missed a handful of the best chances. However, the follow-up goals from Alois Bernlocher (header in the centre without an opponent), as well as Josef Streicher with the final whistle were easily enough to swap leagues with SV Krün, who were close to giving up on themselves.