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“Ķekava” starts with a victory, “Irlava” with a second loss

Today the new season for the men of the ELVI floorball league was started by the team “Ķekava”, which hosted “Irlava” in their field. With 8:4 Kekava people won, in favor of which Klāvs Jansons scored 5 (3 + 2) performance points. For the Irlavians, this was the second loss in two games.

Today’s match for “Ķekava” was the first in the new season, while “Irlava” started the tournament a week ago, but unsuccessfully, as the guests with 4: 8 admitted the superiority of the Premier League debutant FBK START. The result of the match that took place in Ķekava was already revealed in the 5th minute by the new home team – Aivis Barkovskis (1: 0). The visitors answered with a goal in the 16th minute when Matīss Birziņš stood out with a precise shot (1: 1). After the first period, however, Kekava had the advantage of one goal, because in the 17th minute the goalkeeper Ulvis Ansbergs of Irlavnieki did not cope with Edžus Bunkas’ throw – 2: 1. In the second third, the home team scored three unanswered goals – 5: 1, but at the beginning of the last period, after the litter of Renāts Degins, the result became 6: 1. Irlava floorball players had not yet given up, because with the goals of brothers Renārs and Mareka Stančikas, the difference in the result was significantly reduced – 4: 6. However, they did not manage to break the course of the game – during the last ten minutes of regular time, “Ķekava” scored two more goals and was able to celebrate the victory with 8: 4.

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Another Kekava debutant – goalkeeper Sandis Venevics – received the award for the best player in the ranks of the winners, who repulsed 35 of 39 opponents’ shots. The most productive in his team with 5 (3 + 2) points was Klāvs Jansons, but Aivis Barkovskis, Kristaps Laugalis and Renāts Degins accumulated 2 (1 + 1) points. Matīss Birziņš, the author of the first goal, was recognized as the best among Irlavnieki, but the most productive with two goals was Mareks Stančiks. “Ķekava” takes the second place in the tournament table with three points after this success, but “Irlava” is still without points and is in the penultimate position.


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