The Karviná handball players defeated the championship Pilsen 33:32 in the hit of the extra league and returned to the top of the table in front of the West Bohemians. After the overture of the 11th round and the tenth victory of the season, Baník leads the standings by two points. The people of Plzeň found a second winner in the extra-league season, which they started with an unexpected home defeat from Nový Veselí. The home team returned to the winning wave after Lovosice prepared the first defeat of the year in the last round.
The first rerun of the May final series was better played by the defending champions. In the first half, they were only in the five-goal lead (9: 4) and in the 35th minute they had four goals (22:18) after a hit by their best scorer Tomáš Nejdl. Nevertheless, the Karviná teamed up and forced a dramatic ending, in which they scored the last two goals of the match. The winning goal of the best scorer of the competition, Vojtěch Patzel, who scored 11 goals, marked Baník’s first ever lead in the match. Plzeňský Nejdl scored two more goals.
“After that loss in Lovosice, we needed to take over and forget about it. We endured the whole match with Pilsen, after Wednesday’s cup and one-day regeneration, it wasn’t funny in that busy calendar. I appreciate the winnings all the more,” Deník Patzela quoted.
“It was clear that the first two teams of the table are playing. It was an excellent match with a commitment on both sides and Karviná Holt managed the conclusion better. We would definitely deserve that point here. After such a course, the defeat is sorry,” said Pilsen coach Petr Stochl.
|Strabag Rail Extraliga Handball – Round 11:|
|Karviná – Talent team of the Pilsen region 33:32 (15:18)|
|Most goals: V. Patzel 11/3, Solák 7, Fulnek 4 – Nejdl 13, Douda 9/4, Šindelář and Režnický after 3.|
|2.||Talent team of the Pilsen region||11||9||2||369:284||18|