HOMEMENWOMEN
Subscribe to me on YouTube










04.12.2016, 16:50◄ last page     


GROUP D REVIEW: Motor followed group leaders Nantes into the play-off after the Ukrainian side thrashed their rivals for second place, Besiktas.
PRINT VERSION:

Superb win helps Motor to play-off berth

HC Motor’s experience and roster proved to be enough to earn their second play-off berth in two years following their 34:28 win over Besiktas on Sunday afternoon.

  • Motor have still a chance to win the group but need help from leaders Nantes to do so

  • Motor earned fifth straight win, with their last defeat dating back two months - against Besiktas

  • The hosts’ best scorer was line player Gleb Kalarash with nine goals

GROUP D:

HC Motor Zaporozhye (UKR) vs Besiktas Mogaz HT (TUR) 34:28 (20:13)

There was a lot at stake for both Motor and Besiktas as their season could be changed by the 60 minutes played in Ukraine.

With a win, the Ukrainian side knew that they were through to the play-offs, while Besiktas needed two wins in their last two matches to achieve that feat.

A 6:1 partial between the 7th and the 15th minute saw Motor jump to a 9:4 lead and that turned out to be decisive for the game as Besiktas never really recovered.

A stout defence, that offered Gleb Kalarash a flurry of counter-attacks, was Motor’s best weapon.

It was an almost flawless first half for Motor, with 89% shot efficiency, that saw the Ukrainian side enjoy a seven-goal advantage at the break, 20:13.

With the win never in doubt, Motor made several changes to their team as the Turkish side were unable to stage a comeback.

Motor earned their fifth consecutive win (34:28) and improved their winning margin to an average 6.6 goals per match.

Motor will have to win their last game, against TTH Holstebro, and must hope for a mishap by leaders Nantes against ABC/UMinho in order to win the group and meet La Rioja in the play-offs, as Montpellier have already won Group C.


TEXT: Adrian Costeiu / ew

Share
 Send bookmark to BlinkList  Send bookmark to del.icio.us  Send bookmark to Google  Send bookmark to Digg  Send bookmark to Yahoo  Send bookmark to LinkARENA  Send bookmark to folkd  Send bookmark to SlashDot  Send bookmark to Netscape  Send bookmark to FURL  Send bookmark to StumbleUpon  Send bookmark to Spurl.net  Send bookmark to Mr. Wong  Send bookmark to Webnews

sign up!