Cabezota HS1 - Oosting Metaal Recycling/E&O HS1 (25 - 30)

Last Tuesday, our men had probably the most professional opponent that has ever been in the history of Cabezota. As part of the Beker Cup (Bekercompetitie), Cabezota HS1 played against E&O which currently resides on the first place in the first division of the Netherlands (Eredivisie). In that sense, it was a very special match for the team, Fred - our coach, our members, supporters, and also the staff of the sports centre. The event was promoted, tickets have been printed and other arrangements have been made.

In the regular competition, teams mostly show up about 30 to 40 minutes before the match starts, so it was rather unusual to us to come across the players and staff of E&O already two hours before the match. In contrast, our men's team met at 18:45, one hour before the match, as always. Fred could choose from all players, as none of the men wanted to miss such an exciting match. Thus, our men started the match highly motivated.

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Unaffected by the professionalism of E&O, Cabezota could score the first goal of the match. Not for long, but for about ten minutes - until the 3 - 3, Cabezota could keep up with E&O. Due to the strength and especially the speed of the players from E&O, they led with 9 - 18 by half-time. In the second half, Cabezota could score more often than in the first half, the defense could win some balls and also saves from the keeper led to a comeback of our men's team. Slowly, the nine goal lead of E&O shrunk, and in the end the match ended with 25 - 30 in favour of E&O. Yet, our men were satisfied with their performance and also the spectators enjoyed watching the match.

Overall, both teams were fair to each other and had their focus on playing nice handball, rather than on being inappropriately physical. This resulted in a great atmosphere for all people involved.
Thanks to the referees and E&O for the fair play! Also thanks to all supporters, viewers and others involved!

Thanks for the pictures from © Ils Pattipeilohy!

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And also a great thanks to the PR Committee for more pictures!

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