Hungarian derby: won by Győr

Hungarian derby: won by Győr

Photo: Márta Kállai

This week, on Wednesday it was played the big clash of Hungarian League, which could be called a kind of  “El Classico” in Hungarian women handball, where last years CL-finalist, Győri Audi ETO KC and last year’s CWC-winner, FTC Rail-Cargo Hungaria faced each other, in a totally sold out Magvassy Mihály hall.

FTC had to play without two injured players, Szandra Zácsik and Nerea Pena were not able to play, fromGyőr only the junior line-player, Sirián was not ready to the game.

In the start of the game the crowd could see a balanced game, but hosts pushed on the accelaration and from 2-4, the score became 7-4 for Győr. FTC players had showed a great fight, their leader beeing once again Zsuzsanna Tomori, unstopable in attack, tough in defence. But Győr having a larger squad, could use more players,  Görbicz, Löke, Haraldsen, Amorim, Radicevic and Lekic had all a great performance. Half time: 19-14.

The second part of the match was a really exciting, mostly in the firstpart, when FTC tried to reduce the gap, 22-19. An amazing Zsuzsanna Tomori has continued to score, reaching a numeber of 14 scorings! But Győr took over the command again and led by Anita Görbicz has increased the difference, winning the match by 8 goals, 36-28.

Topscorers: Zsuzsanna Tomori (FTC) 14 goals and Heidi Löke (Győr) 9 goals.

Result: Győri Audi ETO KC-FTC Rail-Cargo Hungaria 36-28 (19-14)

Photo: Márta Kállai

Ambros Martin (Győr): ” I am happy with the victory, but not totally satisfied with our play, especially in defence. We have a lot of work to do, but this was an important week in my team’s life, beeing qualified to the Main Round in CL and defeating our biggest rival in the home league.  We are following our plans and I am confident that we will improve in near future.”

Gábor Elek (FTC): ” We had injury-problems, and the other players are also quiet tired. This is our first year in CL, we have to be used to the rhythm of this competition, that we have more matches to play, all of them against top-teams.  I am satisfied with my younger player’s performance, like Szekerczés, Dajka or Szarka, and Tomori was outstanding once again. But we lost, it’s bitter. Hope that our performance  from this weekend will make me forget this defeat.”


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Hungarian living in Norway with a great passion for handball, primarly women handball. Travels all over the world to follow handball matches and tournaments and to write good articles on this website.

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