After a 1:1 remis, the Wacker foals rightly left the Gernot Long Stadium with a broad chest. The Derby frustration remained on the side of WSG Wattens, who were not the favourites.
Wattens – After the large rotation with the clearly lost ÖFB Cup play in Hartberg Wattens coach Thommy Silberberger sent again his “Einser-Garnitur” on the field. Anyone who believed that the experienced green-white eleven would be able to get the young black-green team to their liking every minute, was quickly taught better.
After the first big WSG chance – Milan Jurdik shot after a corner ball from two meters over the goal (8.) – the FCW-Youngsters put off the initial shyness. A Gallé shot deflected by Svoboda was the first warning sign (14th), a pole goal by Alex Gründler the huge chance on the guest lead (22nd). The landlords remained dangerous in the first place only in standard situations. And so the Wacker-Goalie Hidajet Hankic WSG playmaker Benni Pranter, who scored volley to 1-0 (32nd), put a fist defence that was too short. The foals from Innsbruck, however, remained at eye level at least, and continued to appear cheeky without much reinforcement from the professional department. The 1:1 equalization (38th) after a measure flank from Gründler on the head of Atsushi Zaizen was more than only logical.
With another pole goal from Stefan Pribanovic the Wattener strained immediately before the break whistle the luck. The newly crowned Junior Cycling World Champion Laura Stigger was greeted enthusiastically as a fairy godmother in the Gernot Lange Stadium. Some gentlemen, especially on the part of the hosts, were relatively far away from such an energy performance as the Haimingerin had delivered.
The WSG didn’t really get going at the beginning of the second half either. Thommy Grumser’s Wacker II team, which was very well set up, also enjoyed this “small” Tyrolean soccer derby more.
It took until the 66th minute before Wattens sprayed real danger again: Hankic fished a full shot from Ignacio Jauregui but from the corner, the subsequent Stanglpass by Lukas Katnik did not put defensive boss Ione Cabrera in the net. The WSG brought the match back under control with the claim to play right at the front, central defender Michael Svoboda missed the match point (80th) by head and by another brilliant act of Hankic.
The alleged Wacker gold goal was disallowed in the final because of a previous foul, it remained a fair point sharing, which could give the Wackerians more joy. What was missing at Wattens? “Goalie Ferdinand Oswald was completely satisfied with “Everything”.” Sports manager Stefan Köck soberly summarized two lost points in the fight for the title: “In the last third we were too mau. They did their job very well and we missed a lot. Whenever we’re at the front, we always let up. That annoys me.” Check out Red Spins for more promotions and bonuses.