Very exciting meeting was played in the Polish Cup final. Vive Targi Kielce after really balanced duel beat Wisła Płock 28:27, winning the cup for the fifth time in a row. In the first half both teams had problems with an attack, but it was merit of goalkeepers – Marin Sego (Płock) and Sławomir Szmal (Kielce). Neither team could take a clear lead, and the result fluctuated around tie until the end. Players came down to the locker room with the result 14:12 for Kielce. Beginning of the second half was the festival of mistakes of both teams, however Kielce fared better, winning 18:12 in 37′ minute. Than Wisła changed the defense to 5-1, what was the key to success, which allowed them to return to the game. The rest of the match was aligned, but it still goalies played leading roles in their teams, which confirms the award for the best player in the game for Szmal.
Vive Targi Kielce – Orlen Wisła Płock 28:27 (14:12)
VTK: Szmal, Losert – Bielecki 1, Jurecki 2, Lijewski 3, Grabarczyk, Stojković 3, Musa 1, Strlek, Cupić 3, Rosiński 2, Buntić 3, Jachlewski 3, Olafsson 2, Zorman 4
Wisła: Sego – Spanne 1, Wiśniewski 6, Ghionea 9, Nikčević 3, Syprzak 2, Toromanović 2, Chrapkowski, Eklemović 2, Kubisztal 1, Kavas 1, Twardo, Ilyes, Zołoteńko
The best scorer of whole tournament was Valentin Ghionea (Wisła Płock), goalkeeper – Marin Sego (Płock), and an MVP statuette went into the hands of Uros Zorman (Vive Targi Kielce).
Third place in contest took Azoty Puławy, winning against Chrobry Głogów 32:26.
TEXT: Ida Baran