First points in 2014 go to Vive Targi Kielce after the victory over Azoty Puławy 37:27. Kielce team arrived in Lublin (sports hall in Puławy was considered to be too small, and due to popularization of handball the match was moved to the bigger hall in Lublin) without Julen Aginagalde, who’s struggling with cold, and injured Piotr Chrapkowski. The game was looked forward not only because it was the first one after almost 2 month break – it was a debut of Talant Duyshebaev as a Kielce coach. His influence could be noticed from the very beginning, especially in defence. Polish Champions began by losing two goals but they caught up immediately. The game was more or less even for about 10 minutes when the result was 9:9. After 15 minutes couch DuJshebaev changed the whole group and Kielce started gradually taking over the lead. After quite gentle first half (no cards or suspensions) the result was 19:14 for the guests. Second half was a bit more rough but it did not change the result. Slowly but surely, Kielce kept leaving Puławy behind.
Polish Champions were coping with new tactical guidelines better as time went on and even Michał Szyba in good form could not save his team from suffering defeat – Kielce won by 10 goals.
Top scorer for Kielce: Thorir Olafsson 7(1).
TEXT: MARTYNA USNARSKA