Europa Shield 2016: Bec win in Golden Goal
Bec Korfball Club were taken to Golden Goal extra-time by Germany side TuS Schildgen on the first day of the IKF Europa Shield after the match finished 11-11 in normal time.
Bec made the perfect start with two goals from England senior international Blake Palfreyman and worked hard to extend their lead to 6-2.
At half-time Bec were ahead 7-3.
TuS Schildgen never gave up, with the majority of the crowd behind them the Germany team slowly clawed their way back into the match.
Martin SCHAFFÖNER scored TuS Schildgen’s 10th goal of the match on 26 minutes to level the scores at 10-10. Steffen HEPPEKAUSEN then took TuS Schildgen into the lead for the first time in the game.
England international Ben King scored the vital goal [11-11] to take the goal into Golden Goal extra time.
Andrew Hall scored the winning goal to secure the victory for Bec Korfball Club.
After the match we spoke with Bec Korfball Club’s head coach Dave Buckland: “In the first half we played well opening up a 4 goal lead. Germans being Germans never give up until the last whistle.
“We made mistakes in the second half which almost cost us the game. Going into golden goal we were the only team who was going to win.
“You make your own luck in these games. We showed a great team spirit. Tomorrow we have two hard games. Tonight Bec deserved the win, roll on tomorrow..”
We also spoke with Ben King and Andrew Hall. King said: “We didn’t play as well as we know we can but winning in Golden Goal is always a great feeling. The sign of a competitive team is winning when you play badly.”
Hall: “We made life hard for ourselves in the second half. No one enjoys going to Golden Goal, but we managed to get the win in the end which is the main thing! The team can also take confidence in winning whilst not playing our best. Tomorrow’s a new day, and here’s to continuing winning ways!”
Blake Palfreyman and Ben King top scored for Bec with three goals each.
There are two matches for Bec tomorrow; 1908 SZAC Budapest (Hungary) at 10:55 GMT followed by Club Korfbal Castellbisbal (Catalonia) at 14:00 GMT.
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