That’s how Ybbs won
In the first half hour, Ybbs laid the foundation for a derby victory. Thanks to a brace from Manuel Leitgeb – once assisted by captain Fabian Holzer, and once from Dominik Aigner – ASK already had a 2-0 lead after twelve minutes. Benjamin Raas then increased the score to 3-0 in the 30th minute after a deflection by Milk’s central defender Adam Lashko.
But then the derby turns into an open exchange of blows. Milk reduced the deficit to 3:2 in the first half: Benjamin Zuber scored first from a corner kick, then Laczko scored a penalty kick after a foul on Dusan Majicic. Meanwhile, Ybbs misses out on the initial decision – especially with Aigner shooting from close range.
In the second half, the Lions became more dangerous: Thomas Cumminger managed to clear a shot from Zuber on the goal line, SK goalkeeper Stefan Mettmaser blocked an effort by Strahinja Makanovic and Marius Schmidt almost scored after a corner kick from Marco Hoppe. Hoppe then also strikes with a long-range shot, but Ybbs fights back for a 3-2 win with a lot of passion.
Ybbs won the first duel since Malak’s reappearance. ASK also won the last two meetings in the 2021/22 season: 5:1 at Melk and 4:0 at home. Incidentally, Letgeb also scored twice in the 5-1 win. Leitgeb is the derby’s undisputed top scorer: the midfielder has scored twelve goals against King.
In the 20 meetings between district representatives since the fall of 2008, the Ybbs have won nine times, there have been draws three times and Milk has taken three points eight times.
That’s what the coaches say
For Ybbs coach Christian Habs, the match was “all in all (…) a great fight until the end. It’s also necessary to finish the game with a fight. A thousand roses – you can take home a victory like that. And it was very well deserved.” There’s also a bit of luck, says Habs: “Thank God we were rewarded with the bit of luck that was missing in the three defeats.”
Melk coach Helmut Anderst described the narrow defeat as “very bitter”: “The problem was our performance in the first 30 minutes. We had big plans, but they did not work at all in the first 30 minutes – we won almost zero duels.” However, he was proud of his Lions: “Then the team really showed morale, but we lost in the second. They simply didn’t get an equalizer in the first half. I can’t blame the team for their performance in the last 60 minutes.”
Derby time again
After the Derby Before the Derby: Ybbs appears as a guest at Purgstall, and Melk welcomes Wieselburg home.
ASK will be challenged on Saturday at 4pm at Lilac Stadium. “They are very good opponents, they have very good players individually, they have a very good coach – it will be an exciting game,” says Habs, looking forward to the away game. “Let’s see what happens – we will definitely prepare well.” Christian Huckle, who has been suffering from hip problems since mid-September, is also expected to miss. At Burgstal, coach Jürgen Moser had bigger concerns about the personnel: “Of course it will not be easy at all. The main problem we have is that we have to rebuild the team week after week due to absences. Playmakers Alexander Obermayer and Florian Riedel must return, but There is a question mark over whether to bring in Michael Mistelbauer, but Moser is enthusiastic: “We are looking forward to this derby.”
The Milkers are also looking forward to the prestigious duel with Wieselburg on Friday at 8 p.m. “It’s a difficult game, of course, but I’m afraid Wieselborg believes in it: we will get the points we lost at home,” says Anderst, who has all the players at his disposal. Naturally, Wieselburg coach Rudi Vogel has other plans: “Obviously we want to continue our successful run so we can put more pressure on league leaders Lilienfeld.” Vogel will only miss midfielder Clemens Hindel.
On the occasion of the derby, the milkers are also holding a big draw. The main prize is a mountain bike. In addition to other prizes, you can also win tickets to the “Kaffee mit Schlag” theater at the Melker Singverein.
Voices about the derby
Fabian Holzer, ASK Ybbs captain: He added: We could have made the match easier in the first half if we had scored the fourth goal. In the second half, everyone fought – we really wanted to win. There was great relief at the final whistle. “It was a win in the first derby out of three.”
Manuel Laitgeb, Ybsr’s top scorer in the last two derby matches against Malak: “I think it was important that we took an early lead and then went 2-0 straight away. Overall, it was a very open exchange of blows that we deserved to win. It was a very nice derby.”
Nikolaus Weinfurter, SC Milk Club Captain: “In the second half it was an open game, and Ybbs was the lucky winner. But I think we can be happy with the performance. The X would have been fair to me, but football isn’t always fair.”
Marco Huppi, winger and dead-ball specialist at SC Melk: “At first we felt very sad because we didn’t take anything with us. I think we definitely deserved it. But heads went up again very quickly. You can lose like that, the will and the passion were there.”
Victor Vondresca, ASK Ybbs and Melk forward in fall 2021: “It was very special for me. I have some memories that are not the best, but the people at Milk are very friendly. I know the people and I was looking forward to the match. But I am still happy that we won.”
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