„HEART OF STEEL”
Close defeat in the capital
The match of our academy's adult team against MTK was decided only in the final stages, unfortunately not in our favor.
League fights continued for us away, as guests of MTK, which team collected the same amout of points so far, like we did, Unfortunately we travelled to the capital with only 13 players, without the team members who had fallen ill this morning, but still faced the clash with confidence.
The determination was evident on our players, who started the game motivated, disciplined and efficient, with Szalai, Horváth, Kazai and Farkas scoring in the 5th minute to take a 4-1 lead. The momentum of our team faltered in the continuation, so the hosts started to catch up and evened the score in the 13th minute (7-7). However, this did not demotivate our team; Farkas' double and another goal by Kazai restored the difference between the two teams (7-10). Unfortunately, it took a matter of three minuters and the home team turned the game around with a 4-0 run and from then on it was the academy players who had to catch the opponent. The team fought hard, and although they equalized several times, MTK scored the last goal of the half, so the Budapest side went into the break with an 18-17 lead.
At the beginning of the second half, Pál scored a seven-metre goal to give the blue and white team a two-goal lead, but Szalai and Horváth scored to level the scores again in the 35th minute (19-19). The defenders and goalkeepers continued to play brilliantly, and the sides were unable to find the net for almost ten minutes, leaving the score unchanged until the middle of the half. Unfortunately, MTK broke the long scoreless silence, but our handball players had an answer to that, too, and Farkas and Nick scored to get back into the game, so that even in the 54th minute it was impossible to predict who would be happy at the end (24-24). However, our team were more nervous in the final period, and the home side took the lead and they got away with 3 goals. They could then hold on to their minimal lead until the final whistle to take the league points with a 31-28 victory. However, our team should also be praised, as their game - especially in attack - has improved a lot since the last home game, and we saw more good solutions from our team.
MTK - DKKA 31-28 (18-17)
DKKA goalscorers: Farkas 6, Horváth 4, Szalai 4, Arany 4, Poczetnyik 3, Kazai 3, Nick 2, Fodor 1, Gajdos 1. Head coach: Rapatyi Tamás
Our handball players put up a good fight even with players missing from the squad, but the capital side kept the championship points at home with a seven-goal win.
Our players did not play well neither in attack nor in defence at the home of NEKA, so we finished the Balatonboglár trip without a point.
With great teamwork and excellent individual performances, the adult team of our academy won against Vác.
Fighting hard from the first minute to the last, playing as a real team, our academy's adult team won 30-29 at home against Siófok.
DKKA dedicates today's victory to the memory of Mihály Bába.