TSV McDonald’s St. Johann 2 FC Pinzgau Saalfelden 1 (1:1)
TSV St. Johann started brilliantly and hit the bar after a few seconds through Sandro Djuric. Their guests from Pinzgau had to fight in the early stages to find their way into the game. This was to change in the 11th minute with a powerful header by Tamas Tandari, even though the ball went just past the far corner.
The momentum now moved to the side of FC Pinzgau Saalfelden and the next big chance from the visitors’ captain was to follow, but the goalkeeper had luck on his side with a finish from the edge of the box. After a little more than twenty minutes Kilian Schröcker was able to distinguish himself with a brilliant save after a Djuric free kick. When Mehmet Akif Öztürk headed in a corner from close range, he had no chance.
A little more than ten minutes later, the story should repeat itself, but on the other side. Tandari failed by long-range shot at the goalkeeper of the home side. At the following corner kick, Lukas Moosmann nodded in dry with his head to the deserved 1:1 equalizer, just before halftime.
The second fourty-five minutes it remained an attractive soccer game and the pace remained high. Both teams tried their luck on the offensive, so the spectators in St. Johann definitely got their money’s worth. Dangerous penalty area actions were the logical consequence, but initially they could not be exploited profitably.
After just under an hour it became hectic, many fouls interrupted the flow of the game and it became rougher. After a quick attack, FC Pinzgau Saalfelden did not defend with the last consistency and Sandro Djuric put the home side 2-1 ahead with the help of the inside pole.
With the next action a Pongau defensive player let Moritz Eder jump over in the penalty area, but to the astonishment the whistle of the referee remained silent. In the end, Saalfelden once again threw everything forward, went on the attack and pressed for the equalizer, but it was not to come. Thus, it set for Tandari and Co. the second defeat of the season.
“Very sad and unnecessary. Up to the first 10 minutes we have made a very appealing game. After the early deficit, we were able to pull the momentum on our side and found some chances. Unfortunately, we could not capitalize on them – such games exist. Get up and keep going!”, co-trainer Max Mariacher draws a first conclusion immediately after the game.