By Nicolas Sowa
Füchse Berlin won their last home game of the season and secured third place. On Wednesday evening, thanks to an increase in performance in the second half, the capital city team beat HSV Hamburg 36:32 (16:16) in front of 7,930 spectators in the Max-Schmeling-Halle.
At the end of the season, the foxes will play at TBV Lemgo Lippe on Sunday.
Best Berlin throwers were Lasse Andersson with nine, as well as Hans Lindberg and Mathias Gidsel with six goals each.
As on Sunday in Göppingen, the foxes had a hard time at the beginning. At least this time they didn’t have to wait eight and a half minutes for the first goal, but only three. But as the season progressed, the number of technical errors and sometimes pathetic degrees increased. The last access was also missing in the defense. After almost 15 minutes, the hosts were already 5:10 behind.
But after that, the foxes woke up and, thanks to better defensive work, won several balls, which they were able to convert into simple goals through counterattacks. After a good 20 minutes they equalized again to 11:11. In the 25th minute they were able to take the lead for the first time in this game (14:13).
After the change of sides, the coverage of the hosts was much better. The guests failed more and more often because of the defense or keeper Dejan Milosavljev.
After 19:19, the foxes turned up with a 11:3 run and were able to break away decisively 13 minutes before the end. The capitals then brought the game safely to the finish line.
Dejan Milosavljev Handball Hans Lindberg Lasse Andersson Mathias Gidsel Max-Schmeling-Halle