Fourth victory of the season for Motor Zaporozhye

Aidenas Malasinskas

Very dramatic and interesting 5th round match of the SEHA - Gazprom League was played in Zaporozye. Home team Motor celebrated their fourth win in their debutant  SEHA - Gazprom League season. Ukrainian team extended perfect record on the home court against Croatian team Nexe with 33:31 (18:16) victory.

During all 30 minutes in the first half, Ukrainian team had an advantage. Two times they had four goals advantage but after 30 minutes they went on break with 18:16 result. They continued in the same rhytm in the second half. In the 47th minute, Motor were five goals up. In that period Nexe coach Hrvoje Horvat tried with seven players in the attack but it didn't work.

After that, the guest team were playing better especially in defense. They played very good defense on the Motor back players. So, the home team advantage was decreasing and in eight minutes before the end, Nexe tied the result.

In the last minutes Nexe had a opportunity for victory. Best scorer in the team from Nasice, young right wing Fran Mileta had two excellent chances for goals when the result was 31:31. But he missed. Before the end, Kozakevych and Pukhouski scored for the home team and answered the question about who will secure a victory.

Barys Pukhouski scored seven goals for Motor. The same number of goals scored Fran Mileta and Zivan Pesic for Nexe.