It had rained all day, but 7842 hardy fans still made it out to Blå kors arena
. Sason Adin
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Airth MacSween
and Kjell Öhrwald
Ikast-onsdag tactics involved an interesting 2-5-3 combination.
The following players had been chosen: Plauborg - Reiter, Berendtsen - Hendriksen, Piller, Bjerre, Ravnsbæk, Hansson - Paaske, Külek, Eilersen.
Dianlund started off with a 4-4-2 lineup.
The following players took the field: Tielemann - Lund Pedersen, Bedsted, Hegazy, Lykke Frandsen - Halse, Palludan, Heding, Baunsbøl - Lübek, Bjørn.
Ikast-onsdag seemed to prefer attacking in the middle.
The game was characterised by rough play and many physical challenges on the wet field, but T. Halse
showed great heart and had a good game.
Ikast-onsdag took the lead 24 minutes in, as N. Bjerre
broke through on the left and put the 1 - 0 shot just beyond the reach of the outstretched keeper.
After 27 minutes, the away team failed to deal with a good exchange of passes on the right, and S. Hendriksen
gave the Ikast-onsdag supporters even more to cheer about when he increased the lead to 2 - 0.
Dianlund were desperate to get a goal back and pushed forward through the middle 30 minutes into the game. After a scramble in the box, the ball dropped to F. Baunsbøl
, who smashed it home to make the score 2 - 1.
Ikast-onsdag put themselves up 3 - 1 when T. Reiter
broke through on the right, leaving the entire defence trailing in his wake.
38 minutes into the game, T. Paaske
had to leave the pitch due to a knee injury. In came Å. Richardy
became the new Ikast-onsdag captain.
It was 3 - 1 at the break.
Ikast-onsdag had most of the ball, with 70 percent of possession.
After 63 minutes, Ikast-onsdag's T. Reiter
found the back of the goal with a beautiful free kick. 4 - 1.
After this, you could see that the players of Ikast-onsdag were more interested in killing time than scoring more goals.
The Ikast-onsdag players could smell victory in the air. S. Hendriksen
wasn't in a hurry to leave the field as he was substituted for H. Norling
after 74 minutes.
A magnificent combination in the middle resulted in Ikast-onsdag's M. Berendtsen
increasing the lead to 5 - 1.
A well-executed free kick by T. Reiter
after 75 minutes made it 6 - 1 for Ikast-onsdag.
At that, T. Reiter
was noted down for a hat trick!
was called on to replace Ikast-onsdag's N. Bjerre
after 78 minutes following a nasty collision.
80 minutes into the match, the visitors' central line of defence had to look on as F. Piller
broke through, making the score 7 - 1 for Ikast-onsdag.
Ikast-onsdag solidified their lead at the 86 minute mark, as F. Piller
dribbled the ball through the opposing central defence and scored to make it 8 - 1.
was uncomfortable with the soggy pitch as he couldn't move the ball around with his usual grace.
Ikast-onsdag enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 70 percent of possession.
performed admirably for Ikast-onsdag.
On the other hand, Å. Richardy
's play was disheartening.
Most important Dianlund player was T. Halse
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 8 - 1.