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▷ Gemmingen fell to second-to-last place

▷ Gemmingen fell to second-to-last place

Published on May 21, 2024, Gemmingen

Home defeat to VfL Kirchheim/TEK

By EPPINGEN.org editorial team

The Gemminger Verbandsliga water polo players lost the home match to VfL Kirchheim/Teck 14:22 (3:4, 6:4, 2:5, 3:9).

Player and coach Daniel Hague summed up after the final whistle: “In the third period of the match, suddenly we couldn't do anything anymore: we didn't take many chances when we had the advantage, which allowed our opponents to easily score goals on the counter-attack.”

Due to the sixth defeat this season, the guests exchanged places at the table with the water friends. With five points from nine matches, Gemmingen ranks eighth and penultimate from nine matches. Kirchheim is one place ahead with six points. Midfielder Nils Weidengruber succeeded seven times and rose to second place on the scorers list with 44 goals, behind Franceso Esposito of SSV Zoffenhausen (53 goals).

The Water Friends certainly had a chance to win their third home game in the space of eight days against their table neighbors from Kirchheim. WfG also started well and took a 1-0 lead through center Nils Feidengruber. Nils Wiedengruber equalized three goals for the visitors again with a brace, making the score 3-3. Another goal gave VfL Kirchheim a 4-3 lead shortly before half-time.

In the second half, the Gemmingers scored four straight goals and initially took a 7:5 lead.

Three times Carsten Schreier made safe long-range throws, twice from Nils Wiedengruber in the middle and player-coach Daniel Haag. Haag was satisfied with a 9:8 lead in the first half and continued to demand a stop to the visitors' long-range throws.

In the third period, Gemmingers extended their early lead with two more goals from Nils Feidengruber. But after that, the Kraichgauers were completely off the hook.

“Our power play was no longer successful and when the game turned we reacted very slowly.” said water polo goalkeeper Stefan Kolmel.

Kirchheim scored seven times in a row to take a 16:11 lead. Since then, Geminger's attack has remained quiet. In the final section, Stefan Kolmel, Sven Waldmann and Patrick Mach slightly correct Gemminger's result. But in the end, the guests clearly won with a score of 22:14.

Played for water lovers: Stefan Kuast (in goal), Sven Waldmann (1 goal), Carsten Schreyer (3), Nils Weidengruber (7), Ralf Bahr, Ulrich Schiele, Daniel Haag (1), Timo Drevs, Stefan Kolmel (1), Patrik Mach . (1), Lars Friedel, Jonas Ebert, Niels Bär.