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Harvestehuder THC sent the sizeable host support home happy
as they completed the line-up for the KO16 as they beat HC Wien 6-1, a result
that saw them top Pool B.
Michael Korper’s four goals played a key role, aided by
efforts from Tobias Hauke and Leon Willemsen.
Wien’s defence stood firm for the first 23 minutes in the
face of an onslaught with Michal Zdrojewski making some great saves between the
Harvestehuder THC eventually made their pressure count in
the 23rd minute with two goals in quick succession. Michael Korper
got the first with a drag-flick before Tobias Hauke spun on a shot at the top
of the circle and picked out the bottom corner.
And it stayed that way until half-time, mainly because of
Thomas Klingenbrunner’s amazing diving touch off the line to keep out a third
Leon Willemsen added a third goal for the hosts as he nipped
in behind the cover defence and swept in first time for 3-0.
But any thought that HC Wien would capitulate were put into
sharp relief when Simon Landsteiner stole in at the near post to apply a neat
touch to guide in a cross from the right from Lukasz Staniczek.
Korper’s second corner restored the three goal advantage,
however, with 13 minutes to go. He completed his hat trick with six minutes, a
sharp volley after Zdrojewski made a fine initial save and closed out the win
in the final minute.
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