After an awful performance, Vive Targi Kielce were beaten by Dunkerque HB Grand Littoral 25:30. Kielce began quite well as they gained a few goal advantage. Dunkerque could not figure out Polish defence plus there was also Sławomir Szmal who saved a couple of shots. Then Polish champions slowed down. They wasted a number of good chances to score (i.e. missed penalty shot) and the french team caught up with their opponent. The referees stopped having the situation well in hands for a moment and started making mistakes. Last minutes of the first half were great for Kielce who, paradoxically, played with one player on the bench. They left the court with 3 goal distance and with a hope for a good performance in the second half. And in fact, it did not start bad – the distance started getting bigger and when there were excellent chances to make it 5 goals, they were wasted.
This was the moment when the catastrophe started approaching. First Dunkerque made the result a draw and then it was just a show of Kielce’s incapacity. Not even one element worked well. It did not change until the very end and therefore Vive lost by 5 goals, having made a very bad impression. Thus Kielce also wasted an unexpected gift from Porto as they beat KIF Kolding 27:24 .
Dunkerque HB – Vive Targi Kielce 30:25 (12:15)
Dunkerque: Gerard – Nagy 7, Mokrani 6, Butto 5, Guillard 3, Joli 3/3, Lie Hansen 2, Soudry 2, Afgour 1, Touati 1, Lamon.
Vive: Szmal, Losert – Strlek 4, Cupić 3 (0/1), Lijewski 3, Musa 3, Zorman 3, Aguinagalde 2, Jurecki 2, Olafsson 2 (1/1), Tkaczyk 2, Buntić 1, Bielecki, Chrapkowski, Grabarczyk.
|1. THW Kiel||6||5||0||1||180||:||166||(14)||10|
|1. KIF Kolding Kobenhavn||7||5||0||2||173||:||165||(8)||10|
|3. KS Vive Targi Kielce||7||4||0||3||206||:||188||(18)||8|
|4. Orlen Wisla Plock||6||3||0||3||163||:||154||(9)||6|
|5. FC Porto Vitalis||7||2||0||5||161||:||188||(-27)||4|
|6. Dunkerque HB Grand Littora…||7||1||0||6||163||:||185||(-22)||2|
TEXT: MARTYNA USNARSKA