MS Park in Odense, Denmark: beautiful weather, great audience and twenty two players on the pitch ready to go for success in this Golden League encounter between MS Odense and FC Rünenberg. All was set for an interesting and exciting match yesterday afternoon.
And it started quite good for Rünenberg, when Norbert Leimgruber scored by penalty in the seventh minute of the game. And it should stay good for them. Though MSO was able to equalize the score after 14 minutes FCR kept the lead when Guido Dübendorfer scored only one minute later. Ten minutes later Serge Noftziger had not an idea of troubles saving the lousy shot of Jelko Indihar, the scorer for the equalizer before. Because Eugenio Cioccarelli missed his chance before the break the scoreboard showed a half-time result of 2-1 pro Rünenberg.
In the second half it was MSO who pushed forward and put more pressure on the defence of the Gold Rushers, but they missed every single chance. After the substitution of Guido Dübendorfer by Marian Dominguez eight minutes before the end of the game, it was up to Bruno Ginesu to set the final score of 3-1. Loïc Genhart was satisfied by this victory:
It was very clear that it wouldn’t be an easy thing here in Odense, since we knew that there will be some of the better guys in the lineup of MSO, but our guys made a great job and the right team took the win!
Due to the fact, all three runner-ups have won their game and two of them with a walkover, the advantage of Rünenberg is not that comfortable anymore. VFJ has earned eleven points, including three points for a hattrick of Kai Rheinheimer, and Los Mejores earned eight points. Therefore the top of the table looks as follows: #1 FC Rünenberg – 53, #2 VFJ – 39, #3 Los Mejores – 36.
And now the team has to get ready for the last official game of this season, and with a bit of luck they will have to play one more, but this is not only up to them. We are pretty sure, that the upcoming matchday this Saturday will be very interesting!
Now something completely different but not less important:
We were ready to publish this post, when it was knocking on our door and Angie entered. She handed an envelope to us, smiled and left our office. As we are very curious people, we didn’t hesitate to open it and found this letter in it:
When we realized what is written in this letter, we hurried to the window to catch here before she’s gone. Both teams including the staff were there to say goodbye. We called her and she turned around. “When you need me be assured I won’t be far away.” she said and waved goodbye. We heard the words of an old Uriah Heep song from the radio behind us: ‘Thus having spoke she turned away and though I found no words to say I stood and watched until I saw her black cloak disappear.’ They couldn’t have played a more suitable song at this time! This is the last picture of her here in Rünenberg, our lady in black!
Farewell Angie, we’ll miss you too!