Tuesday 13 september, at the end of the afternoon, was collecting at the SSC for the first away game of the season. Under tropical temperatures brave Attilianen left the fortress on the Dommel in the cars of Charlotte and Joost for "FF-little" play a game against Maastricht.
After having spent an hour in the car - the ladies without, Mr airconditioned - the sports field in Maastricht was reached without traffic jams. Wonderful moment to see coaching Hippo's in action at a sunset. Especially for the 5 Lords of us this was not a problem!
The coming battle was inspected and soon the Attilianen had by that desire, the number of lighting columns on left. Since there was plenty of time for the match has been shot first peaceful, then had a good discussion of Joris (the occasional-equipment manager), then a warming-up and then a nice fifteen minute shot well hot.
As soon as the Hippo's had cleared the field - thanks to the resolute whistle signal from the referee - the match could start. The first goal was Attila, 0-1 Pieter wegtrekbal (the occasional player). Free immediately followed the 1-1 and especially via 3 far distance shots of the lords of Maastricht went through 3-1 to 5-2, with a shot behind the basket Joost between.
Beyond that 3 goals Maastricht has not been, thanks to some tactical conversions (o.a. behind to defend the ladies Maastricht). It became 5-3 en zo'n 10 minutes stood before the rest 6-6 through goals by, among other Jelmer (nice shot on guy!), Noor (wie had nou de bal, Joost?) one I, from all sides was attacked when she made her doorloopbal. One startling when Sietze was through his ankle in, but as a rock-he went just as well as before the injury.
with yet 2 Jelmer goals of the first hole was beaten just before the break: 6-8.
Two goals for the rest, that's fine! But that had to be sustained and sharp start to the second half was the focus. Noor was the first Attiliaan who scored after the break, but also Maastricht was not forgotten how to score, whereby the hole 2 remained. Yet 1 of 2 time of Maastricht came back to 1 goal, but vakwissel always occurred if the difference 2 for Attilianen. Goals van Jelmer, who already 1 opponents had played the game, and took a knock in the other zone before. Stand 10-12.
With only a quarter, was it time that the half injured Sietze was substituted (these brave Attiliaan deserves endless appreciation for his perseverance). Fortunately there was still a fully fit George on the bench. Especially his ankles seemed to be pain-free ... (Joris reaction after the game: "Went well Lekkah!’). Because the defense properly carried out its work, could be created in the attack probability of chance (and missed it .......).
As billenknijpend tipped the playing time away. "If we were but no goal anymore, because it was really exciting "played by the head. Eventually it was Joris 4 minutes to go pulled the trigger and made his most difficult chance (it was genuinely the most difficult of all the half and full opportunities he gave up). It was not the winning goal, but so it felt: sure of the points!!
But the game was not finished, want…………… Na 70 minutes the game was a 10-13 state halted, because there was a fire in the cafeteria. In line with Maastricht was then the intermediate position into the end position, because yet again anytime during the week was not an option. Fortunately Maastricht could be convinced, and as the first points of the season were a fact. With a good feeling about the game Attila returned to Eindhoven. On to the next victory!!
(Jelmer indeed was top scorer with 4 shots and a free ball)