The weather was pretty good, and a crowd of 5556 had shown up at The Cage
for the match. Heinz Friedrichswahl
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Cyril Drouard
and Manfred Bauernhansl
Szczęki decided to use a 4-4-2 set up.
The following players took the field: Zwierzyński - Błąd, Duklas, Prusiński, Bronisz - Łachman, Filipczuk, Rąpała, Bastiok - Bartelski, Kreis.
Bydgoszcz started off with a 4-4-2 lineup.
They fielded: Kuśnierewicz - Przyłęcki, Darmetko, Pracz, Księżarczyk - Jabłoński, Franek, Wojcias, Zhovtyj - Kałek, Lisiak.
came close to putting the visiting team one up 6 minutes into the match, following a solo raid down the middle, but P. Zwierzyński
managed to tip the ball to a corner.
Szczęki's J. Bastiok
had a good first touch on the flank, but was crowded and, after a change of plan, sent the ball to K. Bartelski
who somehow managed to curl the ball wide.
Bydgoszcz took the lead 15 minutes into the game, making the score 0 - 1 after some elegant movement down the middle. V. Zhovtyj
was the scorer.
could have put his team up another goal 37 minutes into the game, after a rush down the left, but his closing shot hit the post.
of Bydgoszcz took advantage of a mistake on the home side's right after 38 minutes which increased the away team's lead to 0 - 2.
After 39 minutes a combination in the middle resulted in a through ball for M. Pracz
who increased Bydgoszcz's lead to 0 - 3.
0 - 3 was the score after the first half.
Bydgoszcz claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 75 percent.
49 minutes into the match, the visitors put themselves ahead 0 - 4 as M. Franek
finished off an attack from the left with a spectacular scissors kick.
By now, the players in Bydgoszcz felt that victory was guaranteed and began to play it safe, focusing on defence and not risking too much going forward.
Bydgoszcz's S. Jabłoński
made it through the home team's defence on the right hand side 67 minutes into the match. After rounding the keeper, he only had to place the ball in the unguarded goal when a defender slid in and cleared the ball off the line.
With 68 minutes played, Bydgoszcz put themselves up 0 - 5 after an attack from the right, caused by a defensive blunder. The scorer was M. Franek
After 71 minutes, a mistake by the home side's left defence allowed W. Lisiak
to get through. He outclassed the home side's keeper, adding another goal for the visitors. 0 - 6.
Bydgoszcz had most of the ball, with 77 percent of possession.
Szczęki's top performer was clearly M. Błąd
turned in a dismal performance, however.
Most important Bydgoszcz player was W. Lisiak
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 0 - 6.