Meshkov's Final Four hope lives on after the match in Banja Luka

Meškov pobjedom u Banja Luci sačuvao nadu u F4

Borac Meskov

Borac did not manage to surprise Meshkov. Belarus team has in the second half in front of more than 2,000 home supporters left the host behind and kept hope for SEHA GSS league's F4 alive. In the first half Borac was carried by fantastic goalkeepr Marijo Blazevic with 4 saved 7 meter shots. Trivundza, Obradovic and Bezbradica have with Nikolic's help managed to keep Meshkov away for long enough. In the last seconds Meshkov reached the equaliser at 17:17 which was also the half.time result. Borac was exhausted in second su guest were, led by David Spiler with 9 goals, able to secure the win. Borac has in the second half scored only 7 goals. In 48th minute Borac's captain Srdjan Trivundza received a red card.

Here are after match statements:

Jani Cop, Borac's coach:

- We've lost the match in the second half. Hard schedule and injured players were too much for us at the moment. Thier tempo was today unstoppable for us.


Ratko Nikolic, Borac's player:

- Two matches in a row were too much for us. We are not so happy with judges but I congratulate to the team from Brest which was better today.


Zeljko Babic, Meshkov's coach:

- Borac's 'short' roster and tired important players were main reasons for our win. We've played in EHF Cup and were preparing for that so we're still in pretty good shape. Our tactics to stop Trivundza-Nikolic was right. But people in Borik hall have enjoyed great quality handball.  I am not too satisfied with my team's performance but am happy with a win.


Robert Markotic, Meshkov's player:

- We weren't on our best level in the first half, it just wasn't what we've agreed on in trainings. We were too tired. But in the end I am happy we've managed to take this win.