The promoted team has now been unsuccessful against Kuchl for 13 games in a row.
Because the renovation work on their own pitch was not completed in time, Golling had to play the derby against arch-rival Kuchl in Scheffau on Sunday. The two teams drew 1-1 in front of 700 spectators and cannot be satisfied with this result. In the fight for participation in the upper play-off (top seven), Golling and Kuchl now need two strong final days. “It’s a shame. We could have done more after the opening goal and conceded the equalizer in the final phase. Now we have to surprise in St. Johann, otherwise it won’t work out,” explains the new Golling coach Johannes Schützinger.
At least one “horror streak” ended for the promoted team: after eight consecutive defeats, Golling was finally able to score again against their neighbors, but the Schützinger squad have been waiting for a win against the Kuchlers for 13 games now. They last won on April 30, 2016 in the Salzburg league.
Kuchl coach Thomas Hofer was not at all satisfied with his team’s performance. “That was far too little. One point doesn’t help either club. Unfortunately, we didn’t have the will,” explains Hofer, who is no longer thinking about qualifying for the upper play-off: “With such performances, we don’t need from the top seven speak. Of course everything is still possible, but we can only do it with a proper improvement in performance. We have to show a completely different face against Bischofshofen next weekend.”
The transition to the Salzburg league could already be fixed next weekend. If Kuchl loses at home against leaders Bischofshofen, Golling doesn’t score in St. Johann and Anif wins against Seekirchen, then the two Tennengau clubs will be relegated before the last round. “That would be a shame, because unfortunately the bottom play-off would be about nothing,” emphasizes Schützinger.