Meshkov puts a big pressure on Vardar and MetalurgAuthor: SEHA GAZPROM SOUTHSTREAM LEAGUE, Published: 08.02.2014.
Belarus Meshkov Brest has confirmed that the fight for SEHA GSS league's Final Four tournament will be interesting until the end of the regular part of the season. After 34-28 victory against Lovcen in SEHA GSS league's round 12, Meshkov remained fifthe on league's table, right behind Vardar and Metalurg.
Theoretically neither CO Zagreb or Tatran Presov have secured a place on the F4 tournament, but have a few point advantage on top two positions. Last six rounds will be extremely uncertain and each team must avoid 'bad days' in order to qualify for F4.
Belarus team expected to have an easy task at home against Lovcen, but had to play hard to break rival's resistance. Hosts have had many ups and downs in their game . Lovcen on the other side had problems with their squad ariving to Brest with only 12 players, without Bogdan Nikolic, Igor Markovic and Lucasz Archruk. Montenegrin champion gave strong resistance until 34th minute when Mirko Radovic scored for 17-16 . It was the last time Lovcen players did some action in "Victoria" hall .
Meshkov's 7-1 series followed and home team led 25:17 after 44 mintues. It was already then clear that Lovcen has no strenght to hit back. The time was too short for any surprises.
In the next round on February 18th, Metalurg will play in Brest, and Lovcen will on February 13th host Tatran Presov .