FC Pinzgau Saalfelden 3 TSV St. Johann 4:1 (3:0)
Goals: Gvozdjar (9. 30. 74.), Moosmann (28.); Ellmer (47.)
FC Pinzgau Saalfelden celebrates a clear 4:1 home victory against TSV St. Johann on Saturday afternoon and remains undefeated under interim coach Markus Fürstaller.
A soccer afternoon that could not have gone better. FC Pinzgau Saalfelden took the reins from the first minute and played the opponent from the Pongau downright to the wall. After an initial warning shot from Semir Gvozdjar, the offensive player did better in the ninth minute and scored for a deserved 1:0 lead. The team of interim coach Markus Fürstaller inspired with a large portion of play, showing great ball sequences and added to the score as Lukas Moosmann took a corner in the penalty area and fired the ball into the net with a powerful finish to make it 2:0.
Less than two minutes later Gvozdjar scored the third goal with his thirteenth of the season. In the closing stages of the first half, Tamas Tandari found two great chances, but failed to convert both chances. St. Johann had no chance in the first 45 minutes and was well served going into the break 3:0.
As the second half kicked-off, the guests quickly scored with an artistic shot by Florian Ellmer and were better in the game from then on. The home side initially lost the thread of the game and struggled to build upon their performance in the first half. Only a shot from Denis Kahrimanovic’s free kick after just under an hour woke the Pinzgauers up again. However, this season’s player of the year, Semir Gvozdjar made things clear again – after a foul on Tandari – with a safely converted penalty kick and sealed the more than deserved 4:1 final score.
“We started very well and played out a comfortable lead. Then we let the emphasis something missing. We should have gone into the break with a much higher lead. Nothing happened today, but there are games when that can be your undoing. At the beginning of the second half, we let ourselves fall asleep a bit and St. Johann was better in the game. But we got through the phase well and are a deserved winner today,” Markus Fürstaller draws a first conclusion immediately after the game.