FC Pinzgau Saalfelden 3 SV Seekirchen 0 (1:0)
Goals: Tandari (41., 57.) Eder (90.)
Fitting for the last match of 2022, both teams acted with the last suit in the truest sense of the word in perfect conditions. Both FC Pinzgau Saalfelden and SV Seekirchen had to substitute some players and improvise and from the beginning, a tough game developed – both teams were trying, but far from compelling. After a few half-chances, Joao Pedro had the biggest opportunity on the foot, but the goalkeeper of the guests could distinguish himself with a brilliant save. Practically in turn, Kilian Schröcker was also on guard, could prevent a safe believed goal in the last second. In the 36th minute, Markus Fürstaller’s team had a double chance, which was thwarted by the combined forces. Shortly before the break, captain Tamas Tandari was on the spot and headed in an ideal Benedek cross for a deserved 1:0.
In the second half of the game, the Pinzgauers also tried to control the action and acted from a compact defensive position. The game continued to go back and forth, but noteworthy actions were initially scarce. That should change in the 57th minute: Moritz Eder set the scene for Tandari after a strong solo run. The attacking player took the ball cleanly, rounded the goalkeeper in commanding style and slid in for 2:0. It was the 10th goal of the season of the Pinzgau captain. Only moments later, Michael Noggler was sent to the shower early with a light traffic card. From then on, SV Seekirchen put on a power play, but could not decisively assert themselves in the attacking zone. In the end, the home side was able to celebrate its next victory thanks to a converted penalty by Moritz Eder to make it 3:0; it was the sixth in a row. Thus, Markus Fürstaller’s team win the winter with 37 points in third place, just three points behind second-placed SV Austria Salzburg.
“The first half was very competitive, even though both teams had to do without many players. We scored the goals at the right time today. After the exclusion in the second half, the game was a bit on the line, but our team showed morale and accepted the situation. It makes me proud that we played our game consistently. But it was a more than deserved victory. We now want to take this positive feeling of the last victories with us over the winter break,” Markus Fürstaller draws an initial conclusion immediately after the game.