Eugendorf wrote club and league history on Sunday evening. With a dozen goals, the Flachgau team celebrated the highest victory in the Salzburg league since its reintroduction in 2010 (see video above).
Kopleder shoots his way to Eugendorf’s hero
“That was just perfect. The team did not give up and played a great football until the end,” said sports director Marco Wuppinger in an interview with SALZBURG24. The hero of the day was Christof Kopleder, who increased his goal account to seven with five hits and three assists and drew level with Hallein’s Christopher Mayr.
“If we play another six Stangl passes better, the win will be even higher. Puch was still well served with twelve goals – and I don’t mean that in a derogatory way,” said Wuppinger. The decimated Tennengauers were again weakened and had to put in Manuel Aichinger as in the previous week, a new goalkeeper. Bernhard Huber’s crew became a whipping boy and felt Eugendorf’s hunger for goals with full severity. In addition to Kopleder, in coach Arsim Deliu’s team, Marco Thaller was also in a baller mood: on his comeback, after being substituted on, he only needed six minutes for a flawless hat-trick.
Old hands fulfill their role as role models
“I am impressed how hard our team works and subordinates everything to success. Once again I have to emphasize the veterans, as they always set role models and show the young players how important amateur football is to them,” beamed Wuppinger.
The sports director is happy that Eugendorf is at the top after two “demolition titles”. “We still have one bill open and this year we definitely want to fix the promotion or the championship title. If it were to be canceled again, I don’t know in which direction the lower house football will develop,” emphasized the 33-year-old, who himself wishes an exciting duel with Hallein until the end.
Hallein rewards itself against Thalgau
The Tennengau residents did their homework on Friday. In the duel against Thalgau, Eidke Wintersteller’s crew was early in the front after a penalty from David Reichinger (8th). The guests turned the game around with the first two shots on goal by the storm duo Franz Mrkonjic (18th) and Mario Bergmüller (penalty, 32nd). Leader Hallein invested a lot and practically dominated Thalgau for the whole game.
The Salinenstädter got however only after a hard exclusion of Artur Franz Hohla (80.) in the majority upper water. Christoph Siller (82nd) circled the due free kick to equalize 2-2. When both teams were expecting a draw, youngster Lukas Danter (90th) advanced to the late match winner. “A lucky, but ultimately a well-deserved victory,” said Hallein coach Wintersteller.
Neumarkt defeats error-prone Siezenheimers
On Sunday evening Neumarkt had an easy game in the duel in Siezenheim. Since goalie Günter Leindecker made a bad mistake and Leon Gashi (24th) had to leave the field early with a red foul, the Neumarkt’s third win of the season was never really in danger. Ebrima Ndure (3rd), Christian Brandl (37th) and Laurin Pichler (93rd) met in the sovereign 3-1 triumph.
Meanwhile, Adnet could rely on their goalkeeper. In the disappointing appearance against strong Straßwalchner, goalie Philipp Stauder held the point. Striker Patrick Sparber presented himself with his third goal of the season two days before his 29th birthday. Sebastian Chudoba (80th) scored eight minutes after being substituted for the Flachgau team to make it 1-1.
Worry lines in four teams without a win
In the table cellar, four teams are still without a win after the 4th round. Hallwang, where coach Patrick Schöberl offered to resign but remains in office, turned an early 0-2 deficit into a 2-2 against Golling. The Tennengauer failed to replenish it and ultimately had to be content with a draw. Lukas Kauba and Maximilian Ploner signed the list of marksmen for Hallwang and thus scored the first point.
Draw after a header hit
There was also no winner at the Sunday matinee between Bürmoos and Bramberg. The Pinzgauer had a good first half: David Nindl (41st) came after a corner to the header – from there the ball landed with an own goal by Markus Stadler (41st) to lead 1-0. Three minutes later two kickers followed in a duel – only Bramberg’s Maximilian Schmid saw the red card.
For Bürmoos, who played with the last squad and is looking for reinforcements, Stefan Permanschlager (59th) headed to the 1-1 final result – the second point for Josef Bauer’s troops. Since Altenmarkt couldn’t get anything in the 3-2 bankruptcy in Bergheim on Thursday, they are the fourth team in the league without a win.
Salzburg League: Results of the 8th round
- FC Bergheim : UFC Altenmarkt 3:2 (2:1)
- UFC Hallein : UFV Thalgau 3:2 (1:2)
- SV Straßwalchen v SK Adnet 1: 1 (0: 0)
- UFC SV Hallwang : SC Golling 2:2 (1:2)
- SV Bürmoos : TSU Bramberg 1:1 (0:1)
- UFC Siezenheim : TSV Neumarkt 1:3 (1:2)
- FC Puch: USC Eugendorf 0:12 (0:6)