HSG Wetzlar won the last challenge before competitive play!

Before the Central Hessian Bundesliga handball gamers compete in the quarter-finals of the DHB Cup in Flensburg, that they had a take a look at towards second division workforce HSC 2000 Coburg per week in the past. The inexperienced and whites won 31-28 on Saturday, however Domstadt’s recreation nonetheless lacks consistency and naturalness.

For the first time in coaching, the squad was virtually full. Magnus Fredriksen (damaged stick), Adam Nyfjall (gentle concussion) and Jovica Nikolic (knee issues) watched the recreation from the stands. Croatian nationwide coach Hrvoje Horvath as soon as once more coached his workforce and despatched the following beginning seven on board: Till Klimpke, Emil Mellegard, Lenny Rubin, Jonas Schelker, Stefan Cavor, Domen Novak and Erik Schmidt. Stefan Cavor is again in inexperienced and white for the first time since late May 2022 after tearing his cruciate ligament, however continues to be slowly integrating into the squad.

Lenny Rubin scored the first purpose of the day towards attacking Coburgers. The Wetzlar workforce went 6-0 with an aggressive protection and gave the second division workforce hassle on a number of events. In the ninth minute, Jonas Shelker ran behind the assault purpose and made the rating 6:3 for his colours. The Wetzlar workforce confirmed few technical errors and was in a position to rating shortly because of a secure protection. Before the break, Hrvoe gathered the Croatian workforce and introduced his last transfer. Ole Klimpke introduced on Domen Novak for Kempa, who additionally hinted at Emil Mellegard in the air. The Swede modified the rating 20:13 of the half. At the entrance, Wetzlar’s workforce acted playfully, at the again, the preparations labored in the first half-hour, in order that they deserved to take the lead.

In the second half, Horvath made a substitution and used Becher in the attacking protection. Shelker elevated the green-white lead with a counterattack and a solo effort. Mittelhessen had extra probabilities to attain, however the Coburg keeper failed a number of instances. The recreation got here to a break, the throws have been too hasty and inappropriate, so the Coburg workforce countered with a fast recreation. The rating was 24:23 with quarter-hour left to convey the Croatian workforce again collectively. Then Lenny Rubin had the proper response from the again courtroom. In the last stage, the Franconians troubled the green-whites a number of instances with marking routine, however Hendrik Wagner was in a position to beat all of Coburg to make it 28:25 (57th). Wagner capped his efficiency with a fourth straight purpose to seal a 31-28 win in a pleasant towards HSC 2000 Cobourg. This pleasant win will bode effectively for the Wetzlar boys. However, the consistency of green-whites continues to be missing, so even robust phases last longer. Now there may be yet one more week to arrange.

The green-whites’ first competitive recreation might be held on February 4. In the quarter-finals of the DHB Cup, Mittelhessen will play Flensburg at 18:00. The first dwelling recreation is on Thursday, February 9 at Buderus Arena. The opponent is TSV Hannover-Burgdorf.

HSG Wetzlar: T. Klimpke, Sulyakovich – Lipovina, Schmidt, O. Klimpke (1), Becher, Weisgerber (1), Shelker (4), Wagner (6), Mellegard (3), Chepich (2), Rubin (5), Novak (6/3), Cavor (1)

HSC 2000 Coburg: Kulhanek, Jochens – Preller (2/2), Runarsson (5), M. Jaeger (5), Bies (3), Glattard (1), Ossowski (1), Billek (1), Herzig (2), Krone (2), Knauer (2), Schroeder (2)

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