Ystad five balls behind Hanover

Julius Lindskog Andersson. Photo: Petter Arvidson / BILDBYRÅN

Ystads IF had the best chance of disrupting TSV Hannover-Burgdorf in advance. After the first act at the Ystad Arena, the chances dwindled further, but the home side had a good effect in the final minutes at 28-33.

Ystad without Kim Andersson meant, of course, a clean break. TSV Hannover-Burgdorf certainly experienced the first in the league on Thursday in the legs, but also a significantly higher pace.

At first, fast turnaround times worked for YIF. Julius Lindskog Andersson’s routine proved useful and Kasper Palmar ultimately combined willingness to sacrifice with determination.

Nevertheless, Hannover were in control at half-time with 12-15 on the board and Ystad, among others, struggled to deal with two-yard man Uladzislau Kulesh.

With our eyes, it was then a little too easy when YIF lost his footing. Hannover had to score easy counter-goals and the away lead grew. A timeout at 15-21 ended the worst period and the home side were clearly on the scoresheet in the final stanza.

To get closer, Ystad must find a way to access Hannover’s strong right side, where Renars Uscins and Marius Steinhauser have done a lot of work. Next Saturday, Hanover will kick the match ball in front of their home crowd.

Ystads IF – TSV Hannover-Burgdorf 28-33 (12-15)
The return is played on September 2 in Hanover.

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