After beating MKB Veszprém, Pick Szeged was in a confortable situation. They made a great stride to win the first round of the Hungarian Championship. On Tuesday they travelled to Tatabánya to put down another win. But the local team – which is in the 3rd place in the championship – could make a big surprise just like last year. In 2011 they had a brilliant 27-19 win against Pick.
The match began tightly, the halftime result was 14-16. After the break Szeged started to play in „Champions League-rhytm” and draw away from Tatabánya easily tanks to Gábor Ancsin ( 10 goals ) and Frantisek Sulc ( 7 goals ). In the 41st minute the result was 16-23. Then Pick made unintelligible mistakes, got successively two minute suspensions and the local team utilized it, they could equalize two minutes before the end and Szeged couldn’t invigorate. The final result is 30-30, so Szeged lost a very valued point, but they still lead the championship with one point ahead of Veszprém.
Szeged’s head-coach, László Skaliczki said after the match:
„ It’s very hard to say anything after that we lost a point against the good-prepared Tatbánya in a silly way. I don’t want to say more, bacause the one saw the match, he can surely draw a lesson.”
Reasonably Skaliczki and the whole team are so disappointed, but now they have to concentrate on the next match, what isn’t at all easy. On Sunday they’ll meet Barcelona in the Champions League.
TEXT: Virág Farkas