The starting position could have been worse after such a first leg: despite a mixed first half in the relegation first leg against SV erlenbach, FC sand demonstrated the cold precision it has long lacked this season and took home a 1-0 win from erlenbach. Matthias bayer's team proved in the last three relegation matches that it can deliver when it counts. Play the FC sand next year landesliga or bayernliga? Saturday at 4 p.M. Is the grand finale of the season with the ruckspiel against erlenbach in the lakeside stadium.
FC sand – SV erlenbach/main
"the victory is of course important, but the result is very dangerous", FC coach matthias bayer summed up the situation after the first leg win against erlenbach. FC sand discovers its coolness in front of the goal in the final spurt of the season and won on wednesday through the goal of andre schmitt (45. +2) with 1:0 by. "We really have to be focused for another 90 minutes and take the last step to keep our place in the league." The performance explosion of the 7:1 win against illertissen could not be repeated by SV erlenbach against FC sand. Although the erlenbacher always tried and looked for their chance forward, the bayer-elf was simply more ruthless and cleverer. Sander qualities that they did not show during the current season.
Dominik schmitt returns
On saturday, matthias bayer can again rely on dominik schmitt, who received a red card in the first minute of the first leg against FC schweinfurt 05 II. Daniel kruger has to pass due to injury. However, the momentum is on sander's side. Even though the bayer team found it difficult to perform consistently over two halves in the relegation matches so far, they knew how to impress with strong-willedness and decisiveness. The brilliant 2:2 in the first leg against schweinfurt, when ten sanders overcame a 0:2 deficit, is always remembered. Assertiveness and morale – two virtues that sander discovered late in the season and turned into their weapon in the relegation game.
Matthias bayers last game
"The mood is good, but it's time for the relegation to end", says matthias bayer and longs for the end of the season. The class preservation is supposed to be the completion of bayer's rough friendship service to his former club – for eight years he was co- and goalkeeper coach at FC sand. The habfurter always stressed that he had come to help the club out of the mess it was in. Spatestens after the 2. June he wants to make room for his successor dieter schlereth.
It was above all the body language of its players that bayer improved and drove to perfection in the relegation match. With two victories in the last six league games, the team's record was not particularly good – but the team never stopped believing in itself and always showed a willingness to work hard. Nevertheless, FC sand not only wants to be the winner of the hearts, but also to play in the bavarian league north in the coming season. The field is set, now bayer and his boys just have to reap the rewards.
FC sand: may, schneider – D. Schlereth, gonnert, bechmann, A. Schmitt, muller, D. Schmitt, nothling, steinmann, D. Schmitt, roder, reith, wagner, T. Schlereth, gundelsheimer, mc cullough, karmann / changes: dominik schmitt returns, daniel kruger drops out due to injury