Spandau definitely found a winning rhythm again. The Berliners won away big – 17:6 against Uerdingen in Round 7 match of DWL A group. It was a second consecutive win for Spandau in this competition in which they are defending the title.
Spandau dominated the whole game with center Mateo Cuk scoring five goals. So it was logical he was named a man of the match. Only in the last quarter, Spandau took it easy, so Uerdingen won this part of the game. But it was no more than a consolation for the home team.
The only undefeated team in Group A, Hannover was victorious away in the derby game against ASC Duisburg – 13:9. It was a close game in the first half. Duisburg played very well and even had two goals lead at the start of the second quarter. But the Darko Brguljan and Aleksandar Radovic started hitting the net, and everything turned around.
And it was Hannover who broke Duisburg fighting spirit in last eight minutes. Everything was over when Erik Bukowski took visitors to a 12:9 lead four minutes before the end of the game.
In a match of two teams from the bottom of the table, Potsdam defeated White Sharks in Hannover – 13:7. Sharks had the power to bite just in the first quarter. From that point, it was Potsdam all over the place. At the end of the third-period visitors had five goals advantage and in this type of the game, it was more than enough for the win.
The last match of Group A was played in Berlin, where Esslingen beat Neukolln 10:6. It was an important win for Esslingen because now this team is back in a fight for a fourth place. Visitors started really well and by the middle of the second period, they were leading 5-0. It was a matter of routine in the second half for Esslingen.
One of two undefeated teams in B group, Wedding Berlin continued to play well and in this round they got an away win against Neustadt – 7:4. It was a tough, defensive game. Wedding secured a win thanks to a good performance in the first half, and by the end of this period, they were leading 5-2.
A very interesting game was played in Bad Cannstatt where visiting Krefeld 1972 won a match – 8:7. Huber scored three goals for Krefeld who took control early in the game. But, two minutes from time, Cannstatt managed to close a gap to just two goals. Unfortunately for them, there was not enough time or power to earn a draw.
Fans in Hamburg didn’t see so many goals against Duisburg 98, just seven, but they saw a great defense on both sides and a win for visitors who are now secure in third place.
DWL, First stage
Thursday, February 2:
White Sharks Hannover – OSC Potsdam 7-13
White Sharks: Hornbostel, Gotz, Schutze, Huppe, Brinkmann, Moog
OSC Potsdam:Miers 3, Strelezkij 3, Dufour 2, Schulz 2, Zech, Korbel, Satanovsy
Saturday, February 4:
Neuskolln Berlin – Esslingen 6-10 (0-3, 1-2, 2-3, 3-2)
Neuskolln Berlin: Molnar 3, Markovic, Zoske, Donner
Esslingen: Fernandez Rivas 2, Van der Bosch 2, Nossek 2, Sopiadis 2, Glaser, Zupfer
Uerdingen – Spandau 6-17 (1-4, 0-4, 1-6, 4-3)
Uerdingen: Roeßing 3, Gietz, Thran, Kilibarda
Spandau: Cuk 5, Marzouki 3, Saudadier 2, Dedovic 2, Oeler 2, Gielen, Preuß, Jüngling’
ASC Duisburg – Waspo 98 Hannover 9-13 (3-2, 2-4, 3-3, 1-4)
Duisburg: Obschernikat 3, Real 2, Schuler 2, Moller, Bakulo
Waspo: Brguljan 4, Radovic 4, Bukowski 2, Ban, Seculic, Tkac
Cannstatt – Krefeld 7-8 (1-3, 1-2, 2-2, 3-1)
Cannstatt: N. Zugic 3, Cerniar 2, Aleksic, Fabic
Krefeld: Huber 3, Zilken 2, Keresztes 2, Neuhaus
Neustadt – Wedding Berlin 4:7 (1-3, 1-2, 2-1, 0-1)
Neustadt: Reinspach, Mijatovic, Glaser, Held
Wedding Berlin: Hübscher 2, Kotowski 2, Völkel 2, Burde
Hamburg – Duisburg 98 3-4 (1-1, 0-0, 1-1, 1-2)
Hamburg: Hahn, P. Weik, Antal
Duisburg 98: Szymanski 2, Theis, Petrov