An interesting day turned into an interesting round: small differences in the standings, a derby decided in the last seconds and an outstanding shooting performance
Photo: Danilo Vezjak
Slovenian second league continues with the matches. The derby in Beltinci was decided in the dying minutes, with Dravinja defeating the visitors from Novo mesto, while Tolmin and Dekani were not short of goals.
In the derby of the round, Beltinci, the home team, which currently occupies the first place in the championship standings and has been undefeated since 19 August, and the away team Triglav from Kranj, which before today’s match was just below the places leading to the First Telemach League or to the additional qualification. The visitors from Kranj had the better start to the match, scoring 36. In the first minute, Gibson Okocha scored his third goal of the season to give them the lead and the advantage at half-time. After the break, the home team fought hard to close the gap and did so again in the 67th minute. were cancelled out in the final minute, after Luka Pihler scored. When everything was pointing to a draw and a division of points, the Nigerian came on the scene again in the ranks of Triglav and in the referee’s extra time inflicted the first defeat on Beltince since 19 August, while at the same time bringing his team another important victory in the hunt for a return to the First Telemach League. The two teams will meet again on 19 November in Kranj, when the last round of the autumn part of the championship will take place.
In Slovenske Konjice we had the chance to watch two teams that will most probably fight for survival this season. Dravinja hosted Krka and taught them a football lesson. If the match was even from the start, the home team took the lead in 42. minute Luka Petek took the lead with a header. After the break, the home team’s impressive performance was only improved, first in the 69th minute. Žan Ramšak increased the lead in the first minute and Luka Privošnik scored the final goal three minutes before the end of regulation time. Dravinja has thus successfully started a series of home matches in the coming rounds, starting with Nafta away on Sunday, while Krka will host Rudar from Velenje at Portoval.
In Primorska, the match between Jadran from Dekanov and Bistrica saw the most goals scored in today’s matches. The crowd in Dekani saw five goals, but most of them were scored by the visitors. The shooting show of the Slovenian Bistrica team started after twenty-five minutes of play in the first half, when Lan Vidmar, the captain of the visitors, opened the scoring, followed four minutes later by his teammate Nejc Bračko. Before the end of the half, Ante Kulius managed to get on the scoresheet, which signalled that the second half would be a mere formality. It was Kulis who confirmed Bistrica’s victory with another goal less than half an hour before the end of the match. The home team scored an honorary goal in 82. Leon Sever, former member of Bravo and Radomel, scored from the white dot in the first minute. Bistrica will play Bilje at home in three days, while Jadran will have to prepare for the even tougher Triglav away game.
In Tolmin, a hat-trick was scored between Tolmin and Tabor Sežana, but not the classic one. Tolmin’s Bine Kavčič scored three times, but… First, he gave his team a win in the 4th round of the World Cup. took an early lead in the first minute, but four minutes later he equalised himself by putting the ball into his own net. He gave Tolmin the lead again with five minutes left in the first half. The final score of 3:1 came in the 54th minute. set up Rene Prodanović. While Tolmin is steadily consolidating its position in the middle of the table, Tabor is still firmly at the bottom.
The 2. SNL will conclude the first half of the championship with 15 rounds played after the weekend. It is clear that we will have a tough fight for qualification or a return to the top teams in the second half of the championship, as seven teams are within nine points of each other, and there is certainly a chance that someone else could join this group by the end of the autumn season.
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