09.03.2015, 07:00
Holstebro alone on top of Group B

MATCH REVIEW: A 32:20 win in St. Petersburg sends Team Tvis Holstebro on top of Group B.


Holstebro alone on top of Group B

Through their two goal win in Russia on Monday evening, Team Tvis Holstebro went alone on top of Group B of the Men's EHF Cup. With seven points after four matches, the Danish team is two points ahead of Fraikin BM Granollers in second position.

GROUP B

St. Petersburg HC (RUS) vs Team Tvis Holstebro (DEN) 30:32 (12:14)

Team Tvis Holstebro took a major step towards the quarter-finals on Monday evening, as the Danish team won by two goals away against St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg had a small upper hand for the first 18 minutes, being two goals up most of the time.

However, five Danish goals in a row changed 9:7 for the home team into 12:9 for the visitors and made St. Petersburg coach Dmitri Torgovanov take a timeout with seven minutes left of the first half.

At first, this did not help the famous former Russian international's team, as Holstebro increased to 13:9. However, three Russian goals in succession brought the hosts closer at 12:13, before Holstebro's top scorer Michael Damgaard made it 14:12 at half-time for the guests.

It did not take St. Petersburg long to catch up at 15:15, though, and in the high-scoring second half, both teams had their leads, before the visitors finally took a decisive three goal lead at 32:29 shortly before the final buzzer.

With 11 and ten goals, left back Michael Damgaard and right wing Patrick Wiesmach both played a major part in the Holstebro's success.

TEXT: Peter Bruun / br


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