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Vardar smash Kielce 34:24

Vardar Skopje smashed Vive Tauron Kielce 34:24 (18:14) in front of 5.500 fans at Jane Sandanski hall in Skopje. Polish champions played arguably one of the worst games, not only of this season. Skopje team took the upper hand from the very beginning. Their good defence on the one side of the court didn’t allow Kielce to score many goals, while poor defence of Kielce on the other side was pretty easy to break through. Polish team also started warming up Arpad Šterbik and after 10 minutes they hit the net only twice, but Michał Jurecki gave his teammates a signal to get a grip by scoring at 6:3, and in a minute the result was only 6:5 for Vardar.

The referees were very generous with punishing players. Yellow colour could be seen for the first minute and the first 2-minute suspension was given in the 3. minute; summing up, only in the first half Kielce players were suspended 6 times, and Skopje players 3 times. The positive impulse of Kielce turned out to be temporary and Vardar was leading even by 5. In the end the halftime result was 18:14.

Vardar Skopje – Vive Tauron Kielce 34:24 (18:14)

Vardar: Angelov, Sterbik – Abutović, Brumen 1, Cindrić 2, Dibirov 8/2, Dujszebajew 3, Gorbok 8, Karacić 1, Lacković, Lazarov 3, Manaskov, Maqueda 1, Marsenić, Shinshkarev 4, Toskić 3.

Vive: Sego, Szmal – Aquinagalde 7/1, Bielecki 3, Buntić 1, Chrapkowski 1, Cupić 1, Jachlewski, Jurecki 3, Kus 1, Reichmann 3, Strlek 3, Tkaczyk 1.

The beginning of the second half seems to be the moment when the Polish team lost it and Vardar perfectly took advantage of the situation. In the 35. minute, the host were already leading by 8 (23:15). The unreasonable amount of mistakes, lost balls and throws that were hitting Šterbik instead of the goal net, didn’t allow Kielce to move on much. What is more, they didn’t improve their defence and Vardar had an easier job, especially in the centre.

The guests could reduce the gap a little by scoring penalty throws but they failed to score 4 times out of 5. Sergei Gorbok and Timur Dibirov kept scoring goal after goal and smashed up Kielce looked more and more helpless, especially watching their unsuccessful attempts against Šterbik. For almost 15 minutes Skopje held 10-goal lead and in the end they won 34:24. Gorbok and Dibirov are the top scorers for Vardar with 8 goals; the top scorer for Kielce is Julen Aginagalde with 6 goals.



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