Bonson FJEP – Edinburgh Mavericks 17 – 9
If the IKF European Competitions Working Group decides to extend the schedule for the next edition of the IKF ECup this result would be decisive for a place next year.
Although the French seemed to head for an easy win Edinburgh managed to equal the score just after half time. At that time one was unable to tell who would be the winner. Until Bonson found the way to the korf again leaving Edinburg with empty hands.
Trojans KC – Schweriner KC 21 – 20
It looked that each team dominated one half of the match. Germans were the best in the first without this being displayed on the scoreboard.
One could expect that Trojans would invest on the female defense side but this was not good enough to prevent German girls to score many goals.
On the other hand English shooting was much better now and finally this was the aspect for Trojans to clinch the game.
Vallparadis – Kocaeli University 26 – 10
The Catalans made it clear from the beginning that they would go for a big score and therefore they fielded a stong team.
Kocaeli realised that this game was another step in a learning process and what seemed difficult in the beginning went better in the second half.
Nevertheless Vallparadis without compassion gave a clear message that they will give any opponent a struggle in a near future.
Top/Quoratio – KK Brno 37 – 15
A battle between courage and excellence.
Benfica NC – Royal Scaldis 17 – 23
If ever there was a doubt about a place for the final match, only at the start of the match this was a feasable sceanrio. Once Scaldis passed the observing period of the tactical plan of the opponent, the Belgians made clear that there is still a difference between expectation and reality. At half time, as many years in past, a predictable final became a fact. (7-14)
In the second half spectators enjoyed a good game, preparational for both towards finals and semis, Nothing wrong with that except that some hoped for a heavier combat.
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Here you have all the images made by Marco Spelten from this third day of tournament. (www.facebook.com/ActiefotografieNL)