Eger are really finding momentum at the moment, and their surprise 13-12 victory over Dunaujvaros was the highlight of the midweek matchday in the Hungarian OB I.
It’s the perfect set-up for Jozef Sike’s team ahead of their all-Hungarian Euro Cup semi-final clash with UVSE, who are now second in the league after beating Szentes by ten goals (14-4).
Elsewhere, Ferencvaros beat BVSC in the Budapest derby (11-6), while Szeged got the better of Gyor 9-8 in the bottom of the table duel. Keruleti (Third District) finally ended their losing streak, taking an expected 10-6 win over bottom of the league Tatabanya.
Dunaujvaros might have lost this evening, but they are expected to progress to the finish the job in their quarter-final second leg against Mediterrani. FTC, who are yet to lose in the league, meet Plebiscito Padova in the Euro Cup quarter-finals.
ZF Eger 13 – 12 Dunaujvaros (5-5, 2-2, 5-2, 1-3)
Eger: A. Kiss, P. Jancso, I. Borsi 1, R. Parkes 5, D. Molnar, Z. Katona, E. Weston 1, D. Czigany 1, B. Kekesi, F. Bodi, C. Szellak 1, D. Szilagyi 4, S. Szilagyi, M. Dulic
DFVE: L. Maczko, C. Jonkl, N. Sajben, L. Dobi Dorina 2, G. Mahieu, N. Szabo 1, K. Garda 2, A. Mandula 3, L. Somogyvari, R. Pal, N. Sumegi, L. Kardos, L. Aarts
Eger secured a monumental victory over Dunaujvaros, taking three points off the Champions League side in a 13-12 win at Bitskey.
In what is a perfect dress-rehearsal for their Euro Cup clash this weekend against UVSE, Eger were seriously impressive against one of the league’s top teams.
It wasn’t without panic though for Eger. They led 13-9 heading into the final quarter, and nearly let the lead slip. They showed excellent resolve though, and held Ujvaros off.
Eger’s Rebecca Parkes and Dorottya Szilagyi showed everyone why they were brought to the club. While it was a team performance, five scores from Parkes, and four from Szilagyi really gave Eger an attacking edge – the kind they needed to pull off an unexpected result such as this.
Dunaujvaros started brighter, taking a 3-1, and then a 4-2 lead. Eger turned the game around in the second period, and then they put their noses ahead by two (7-5).
With the game all square at half-time (7-7), it was Eger who stepped on the pedal. Five-straight strikes on target for the hosts swung the game in Eger’s favour.
Dunaujvaros are not at the races in the league at the moment. Defeat here, and a 9-9 draw at Szentes recently show things aren’t quite going to plan for Attila Mihok’s team of late.
Both sides have important European clashes at the weekend. Ujvaros head home to defend a four-score lead against Mediterrani in their Champions League quarter-finals; Eger are also playing at home, against UVSE in the Euro Cup.
Szeged 9 – 8 GYVSE Gyor (3-2, 2-1, 2-1, 2-4)
Szeged: B. Gyongyosi, K. Szabo 1, N. Lendvai, M. Pap, S. Tatrai 1, L. Raski 1, J. Szabo 2, K. Kenez 3, A. Heri, E. Bocskay, B. Padar 1, A. Torma, V. Vikor
Gyor: A. Horvath, R. Radli 1, Z. Finta, Z. Galicz, J. Vaszari 4, D. Torok, V. Nemeth, V. Huszti 1, D. Huszti 1, A. Kiss, M. Szedlak, I. Droth, K. Kurucz 1, L. Torma
Szeged are off the foot of the table with a vital 9-8 over Gyor.
A three goal contribution from Kinsco Kenez secured Tamas Varga’s team just their second win of the season, but the boost in defeating a rival also situated at the bottom of the table is significant.
Neither side started particularly brightly, and although Gyor took the first score, Szeged led after eight minutes thanks to a goal inside the last 0:19 off the arm of Krisztina Szabo.
The hosts then opened up a two score lead, first at 4-2, then at 5-3 and then shortly after to a three score lead heading into the last quarter (7-4).
Gyor stepped up their game, and three quick-fire efforts from Julianna Vaszari kept Szeged from pulling away. Hat-trick hero Kenez netted an important score inside the last ninety seconds which eventually proved to be enough to see Szeged over the line.
BVSC-Zuglo 6 – 11 FTC Telekom (4-5, 1-2, 0-2, 1-2)
BVSC: K. Kakas, F. Fekete 1, K. Meszaros Farkas 2, R. Toth, C. Dobos, L. Bereczki, E. Batizi, T. Kolarova 1, L. Urvari, N. Kele, L. Kenderes, A. Gemes 2, Z. Polak, Z. Hajdu
FTC: B. Neszmely, B. Vosseberg 1, Z. Mate, G. Gurisatti 2, P. Pocze 1, T. Farkas 1, D. Leimeter 1, A. Illes 1, S. Kuna, P. Petik, D. Toth Csabai 1, D. Domsodi, E. Millot 3, L. Greso
Ferencvaros added another scalp in the Hungarian league, taking a 11-6 victory in the Budapest derby against BVSC.
While the hosts put up a stronger fight than expected , an impressive team-display from the Greens proved too much for their 14th district rivals.
French international, Estelle Millot, was the focal point for Fradi, putting three past the Zuglo defence.
The game was competitive, certainly in a first quarter in which over half the goals in the game were scored. Dora Toth Csabai’s man-up strike was the only difference between the two sides at the break (5-4).
Fradi powered through in the third, with a double-score from Greta Gurisatti extending her team’s lead to four goals. Tamara Farkas and Estelle Millot finished their hosts off.
Ferencvaros’ perfect record in the league continues, with fourteen games, and fourteen victories. They travel to Padova this weekend for their Euro Cup quarter final first leg.
III Keruleti TVE 10 – 6 Tatabanya WP (3-0, 2-3, 4-1, 1-2)
Third District: T. Torkos, G. Brezovszki 1, A. Keresztes 1, B. Fodor, P. Kiss, T. Zold, H. Illes 1, P. Kudella 2, N. Koltay 3, R. Hajdu 1, K. Gasparics, A. Gyongyossy 1, B. Papai
Tatabanya: D. Kovacs, H. Zantelitner 1, N. Zantleitner, P. Zink, B. Orban 1, E. Becsey, S. Felkai 2, E. Rajna 2, J. Kovacs, L. Soti, D. Kovacs, K. Perjesi, B. Mikola
Keruleti have their first victory in six games, turning over Tatabanya in a relatively straight-forward victory over Tatabanya.
A strong opening eight minutes set the Third District on their way. A 3-0 lead in the first soon became 5-1 in the second. Nadin Koltay’s brace within two attacks put Denes Lukacs’ team out of sight (9-4). Tatabanya rallied in the last, but to no avail.
It was an important win for Keruleti tonight. It’s been a horrid season for them so far, and to lose against the bottom of the league would have been a disaster.
Szentes 4 – 14 UVSE (2-5, 0-3, 1-5, 1-1)
Szentes: J. Molnar, R. Boldizsar, A. Hevesi, K. Macsai, V. Dankina 1, J. Dobos, R. Bicseki, D. Samsonova, V. Bonca 2, R. Korom, Z. Horvath, F. Toth 1, L. Horvath, N. Varga
UVSE: A. Magyari, T. Aubeli 1, E. Macsai 2, Z. Koka 1, G. Szucs, E. Varro 1, V. Baksa, K. Farago 4, P. Szegedi 1, R. Irmes 1, Z. Lendvay, K. Peresztegi Nagy 1, P. Tiba 2, S. Golopencza
UVSE returns from Szentes with three points after ending Szentes’ hot-streak with a routine 14-4 win.
Kamilla Farago bagged four goals in a game of little excitement. Szentes netted the first of the match, but before long, UVSE stormed out to a 4-1 lead. Four-more goals then extended to a 8-2 lead at the turnaround.
Two early conversions early in the third period took UVSE to double-digits, and put the game beyond the Saints’ reach. Four more goals in the second half put capped-off a victory that sees Marton Benczur’s team climb into second place in the league.
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