After a horrible start to the season the nightmare-campaign for the TuS N-Lübbecke continued on Wednesday and only a miracle can save the team from relegation. After losing at home to the Bergischer HC 26-27 (14-16) Lübbecke sits six points back of TVB 1898 Stuttgart with only four games to go. It’s highly unlikely, even if the schedule is not the hardest one, that a side which has won twice all season, will now start a series of four wins in a row.
For the guests the win means that only Eisenach could squeeze by, but that’s only a theoretical option, as the ThSV faces the likes of Göppingen, Flensburg, Kiel and Melsungen in the last four games. The Austrian duo of Alexander Hermann, scoring seven times, and veteran Viktor Szilagyi, who added six, led the club of Sebastian Hinze to a key victory in the fight for salvation, while Tim Suton scored six for the hosts.
TuS N-Lübbecke: Schagen (6/1), Suton (6), Zetterman (4), Bechtloff (4), Pieczkowski (2), Remer (2), Klimek (1), Wetzel (1)
Bergischer HC: Hermann (7), Szilagyi (5), Gunnarsson (3), Preuss (3), Oelze (2), Nippes (2), Weiß (2), Artmann (1), Gutbrod (1), Hoße (1)