-- Image: Andre Karmann (1.FC Sand, #7) wins a header from a corner against Julian Hippacher (TG Höchberg, #11), which would end up in the net for the 1:0 in the 12’. --
Starting 11: FC Sand- GK Geier, Schlereth T, Karmann, Steinmann, Rugovaj, Durst, Thomann, Bechmann, Zang, Moser, Witchen
Reserves: Albert, Lörzer, Wagner
Trainer: Matthias Strätz
Starting 11: TG Höchberg- GK Dominik Daxhammer, Rene Riebe, Felix Thiele, Friedrich Philipp-Messerschmidt, Philipp Glücker, Sven Burkard, Julian Hippacher, Noah Lehner, Lennart Bolg, Tom Bretorius, Ramon Schmitt
Reserve: Tristan Schmid, Tobias Riedner, Luca Gegenwarth, Alex Beier
Trainer: Thomas Kaiser
Everyone was awaiting the results of the final test match prior to the begin of the 2nd leg of the season, and a goal festival for the “Korbmacher 11”, which left the few people that were able to sneak a peak of the game from the nearby gaststätte or peaking through the fence in awe. With a 5:0 clear victory over the Landesliga club, you would think that FC Sand would be satisfied, but Trainer Matthias Strätz continues to focus on the weakness of his team in order to eliminate them completely.
This game, played 11.09.2020 1815 hrs., was played without the help of four of the normal starters and you can honestly say that you couldn’t notice the difference in the game play. Strätzi pointed out that the game was played at a slower pace than normal and a bit sloppy, but overall was effective against the opposing TG Höchberg. Three key players weren’t present for the game, which would have drastically changed the outcome of the game for the Sander and would have allowed for an even greater amount of offensive scoring chances – Max Schebak (Forward), D. Schlereth (Midfeild), and Chris Gonnert (Defense). The start of the game was, slow but even at a change of pace, A. Karmann (FC Sand, #7) was about to score in the 12’ with a headball floated into the net from a corner kick by Kevin Steinmann (FC Sand, #21). The Sander weren’t able to score another goal in the 1st half, even though they were 16-2 in chances on goal comparing to their opponent, TG Höchberg.
After a stern review of the 1st half by Matthias Strätz, the Sander were about to pick up the pace and score 4 goals in the 2nd half. Shaban Rugovaj (FC Sand, #3) was the lead scorer of the match with a Hat Trick (3), scoring in the 63’, 67’, and in the 76’.Despite some missed opportunities from FC Sand during the game, they seem to have a better cohesiveness coming out of the corona break than what they did prior to the interruption of the season. FC Sand is currently placed 15 on the standings and is optimistic to holding the league and avoiding relegation.
The Teams next match, with Fans, will be a Bayernliga Nord match played in Sand at 1600hrs. on 19.09.2020 vs. ATSV Erlangen.
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1.FC Sand am Main vs TG Höchberg (Friendly)