Two goals in the last thirty seconds of the game saw BVSC rescue a point away at local rivals Ferencvaros in a very exciting matchday five! Dunaujvaros and UVSE both once again recorded wins at the top, as did Szeged in mid-table. Eger finally got their campaign up and running with a victory over Tatabanya.
Ferencvaros 12-12 BVSC-Zuglo (4-3, 3-3, 2-2, 3-4)
Ferencvaros: K. Cseho-Kovacsne, P. Petik, Z. Mate 2, M. Regos, P. Pocze, V. Kovesdi 2, M. Koopman, A. Illes 2, S. Kuna 1, V. Valyi 2, D. Toth-Csabai 2, D. Domsodi 1, K. Valentin, B. Neszmely
BVSC: E. Pecz, F. Fekete 1, K. Meszaros Farkas 2, D. Alaksza 1, A. Kenusz, T. Farkas 1, K. Hnatyszyn, D. Leimeter 1, Z. Polak 3, N. Kele 1, N. Alaksza, A. Gemes 2, C. Dobos, K. Kakas
The most fascinating game of the season so far was played out at the People’s Park as a big Budapest derby ended with a thrilling 12-12 draw between Ferencvaros and BVSC.
The game played out like a tug-of-war, with neither of the two sides being able to pull away from each other. It looked in the fourth period like Fradi would perhaps steal the points with 5 minutes to go when they took a 11-9 lead through Vivien Kovesdi and Dalma Domsodi. However, BVSC struck back through A.A Gemes and Kata Meszaros Farkas to take the score to 11-11 with two minutes to go.
Then, it seemed certain that the home side would clinch the three points, twenty-six seconds from time, when Vivien Kovesdi turned the ball over and then scored from the top. However, with less than three seconds left, Tamara Farkas rescued a point for Zuglo.
GYVSE Gyor 9-10 Szeged (1-1, 3-5, 1-2, 4-2)
Gyor: E. Kiss, A. Farkas, L. Frater, B. Baksa, J. Vaszari, D. Torok 1, V. Nemeth, V. Huszti 1, D. Huszti 3, P. Kovacs 1, P. Mozbauer, I. Droth, K. Kurucz 3, L. Torma
Szeged: B. Gyongyosi, K. Szabo, R. Miklos 3, K. Jenei 1, S. Tatrai 3, L. Raski 2, M. Pap, R. Bicskei, R. Korom, Z. Botka 1, N. Hasznos, L. Kucsera
In the early game of the evening, Szeged held on to grab three vital points with a victory over Gyor. After a tense first half which saw Gyor’s Dora Huszti grab a hat-trick, Szeged led by two goals at 6-4.
Szeged then extended their lead to 8-5 going into the last quarter and probably thought they were over the line, but a three minute hat-trick from former Szeged player, Kata Kurucz, pulled the home side back within striking distance. However, in the final two minutes, Zsolt Vogel’s team couldn’t quite create the chance to share the spoils.
Szeged have two wins now this season, while Gyor still remain without a point. The side from the South will hope the result they grinded out today can keep the good vibes for Saturday’s game in Eger, while Gyor travel to the capital to face an impressive-looking Ferencvaros.
Dunaujvaros 19-4 Szentes (4-0, 4-1, 3-2, 8-1)
Dunaujvaros: L. Maczko, D. Szilagyi 2, N. Sajben 2, G. Gurisatti 4, B. Horvath 1, G. Mahieu 3, N. Szabo, K. Garda 2, A. Mucsy 1, L. Somogyvari 1, R. Pal 1, C. Szellak 2, V. Sumegi, S. Buis
Szentes: R. Aranyi, V. Varga, A. Hevesi, J. Dobos 1, V. Dankina 1, T. Kolarova, Z. Horvath, I. Mihaly-Kadar, R. Boldizsar, A. Tyukasz, R. Kover-Kis 1, F. Toth 1, L. Horvath, N. Heri
Dunaujvaros did no harm to their goal difference stats tonight as the took apart their very young and inexperienced visitors, Szentes. The game was over at half-time with Dunaujvaros taking an 8-1 lead. Despite a little resistance in the third from Mark Matajsz’s side, DFVE put eight away in the last period which included two from both Nikolett Sajben and the French international, Geraldine Mahieu.
Greta Gurisatti, who is amongst the league’s best finishers, netted four times.
It is now the moment of truth for this Dunaujvaros side as they face a pivotal stage in their season. With their Euro-League campaign soon underway, their next three games in the league include visits to BVSC, Fradi and UVSE. We will have a much better idea of whether this side can really assert themselves in the title race after these games.
Szentes, on the other hand, have been off the boil of late, but have had an extremely difficult run of games which extends to this weekend as reigning champions, UVSE, are in town. Szentes will hope that they can reboot their season on the 27th of November, when they travel to Tatabanya.
UVSE 22-8 Keruleti TVE (5-2, 3-2, 4-1, 10-3)
UVSE: A. Magyari, T. Aubeli 2, D. Abel-Antal 2, L. Forgacs, G. Szucs 2, R. Keszthelyi-Nagy 7, V. Baksa 1, R. Irmes 1, P. Szegedi 1, N. Rybanska 6, R. Toth, K. Peresztegi-Nagy, K. Hajdu, G. Szombathelyi
Keruleti: B. Papai, G. Brezovszki 2, B. Konda 1, K. Kenez 1, L. Koncz, P. Csizmar, H. Illes 1, P. Kudella 2, K. Kovacs, K. Papp, K. Gasparics 1, N. Koltay, M. Dulic
UVSE showed no mercy as they took apart Keruleti in a top versus bottom thrashing. Half of UVSE’s 22 goals were scored by two players. The league’s top goal scorer, Rita Keszthelyi, hit seven, while Natasa Rybanska, who is the form of her life, scored an impressive six goals in the game.
Marton Benczur’s side look strong as ever, and the goals they scored tonight were crucial in keeping them top of the league on goal difference – especially with rivals Dunaujvaros winning by such a large margin.
Tatabanya 9-15 ZF Eger (2-1, 1-4, 3-6, 3-4)
Tatabanya: I. Zirighne, N. Zantleitner 2, P. Zink, B. Orban, T. Zold 1, K. Hollosi 2, L. Soti, E. Rajna 2, E. Cser, M. Szedlak 1, B. Bozso 1, J. Kovacs, L. Marsi
Eger: A. Kiss, E. Weston, K. Menczinger 1, L. Dobi Dorina 2, D. Molnar 3, Z. Katona 3, R. Parkanyi, D. Czigany 2, Z. Galicz, A. Keresztes, I. Borsi 4, F. Bodi, S. Szilagyi, D. Turi
It’s taken its time but Gerd Hegedus’s Eger have their first win of the season with a confident 15-9 win. Eger’s goals came from Ilona Borsi (4), Zsofi Katona (3) and Daniella Molnar (3).
This result was disappointing for Tatabanya, but they will not have time to grieve, as they have an important away trip to Keruleti this weekend. Eger, on the other hand, will be looking to double their points tally as they take on Szeged – who are one place above them in the league.