24.11.2014, 08:10
Red Boys and Vise bag 81 goals each

ROUND REVIEW: Extremely large wins dominate the weekend's Men's Challenge Cup action


Red Boys and Vise both make 81 goals within one weekend

The nets in the goals at the venues of the Men's Challenge Cup had to be solid this weekend, as some of them were really tested to their limits.

For instance, this applied to two of the double headers, one of which was played in Luxembourg and one in Belgium, where the winning teams both scored no less 81 goals over the weekend.

In Differdange in Luxembourg, the local heroes Red Boys won 33:17 against Ankara II Özel Idare SK Saturday – only to go goal berserk the following day and win as big as 48:28.

In Vise, Belgium, HC Vise BM also had an enjoyable weekend against Ruislip Eagles.

In the first match on Saturday, the Belgian hosts defeated their British visitors 42:22, only to let this huge win be followed by a 39:15 demolition of the British Eagles the very next day.

When it came to scoring goals this weekend, Handbal club Odorhei did not come far behind Red Boys or Vise. 78 goals was the Romanian team's effort during the weekend, as they were hosting the two matches against Cambridge HC. 35:14 and 43:21 were the winning digits for Odorhei in the double header Saturday and Sunday.

Things were considerably close in a Lisbon, where a fourth double header took place.

S.L.Benfica managed to benefit from their home advantage to proceed to the Last 16, but they had their troble against FyllingenBergen.

The Norwegian visitors were leading 19:14 at half time in the first match on Saturday, but the Portugues hosts managed to turn the game in the last 30 minutes and win narrowly 33:32.

In the Sunday match in the Portuguese capital, Fyllingen were the better team in the first half once again, leading 15:13 at half time.

Once again, however, Benfica managed to change things after the break and win 28:25, which gave them a 61:57 on aggregate.

Find all the results of the Men's Challenge Cup Round 3 matches here

TEXT: Peter Bruun / br


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