TRIESTE. The last round of the championship brings Trieste closer to salvation. Despite the home defeat against Reggio Emilia, Marco Legovich’s team maintains a consistent advantage over the teams in last place in the standings. The home defeats of Verona against Venice and of Naples against Brindisi and Scafati’s misstep in Treviso confirm the difficulties of the bottom of the class: a four-point margin eight days from the end, with a positive situation in direct matches at the moment, represent a important guarantee to manage in this final part of the regular season.
THE SALVATION FEE
The day just ended further lowered the useful threshold for staying in the category. We start from the 14 points of Verona, Naples, Scafati and Reggio Emilia, four teams that can currently boast a record of 7 games won out of the 22 played. An average which, projected towards the end of the season and in the light of the difficult calendar awaiting its direct rivals, reasonably suggests that at 20 points Trieste could already earn salvation. Regardless of what will be the path of its opponents, Legovich’s team must look to itself by finding the key to a lost game in Brescia and in the last match against Unahotels. There is room for growth, the team over the course of this championship has repeatedly shown that it has the qualities to react in moments of difficulty. For this reason it is necessary to maintain confidence and look optimistically at the away game which could give Trieste the decisive push on the Givova Scafati field next Saturday. In this sense, the week that awaits the red and whites is fundamental, called to complete the insertion of a Hudson.
The last movement in order of time in Verona, with Tezenis yesterday making official the signing of Justin Simon, the American small forward who has just won the Australian championship with the Sidney Kings shirt. Ramagli’s formation has therefore found the graft they were looking for in this final part of the season, to evaluate the contribution that the newest arrival will be able to give to the yellow and blue colours.
Insistent rumors give a possible four-point penalty for one of the teams involved in the fight to relegate as imminent. The knot to untie is linked to economic solidity and the regular payment of the installment to be paid to the Federation by March 1 last year. Rumors all to be verified: to be understood even if there really are margins for this type of sanction, which club might be interested in the measure and if any penalty will eventually change the standings of this championship.