The A2 Rink Hockey Championship has reached the halfway mark of the first quarter of its journey, with TR Azzurra leading the league with maximum points and aiming to extend the series and extend their lead with their clash tonight, Saturday 3 February with the usual kick-off at 8.45. Evening, his first away match in Veneto against Theni.
In the first four rounds, Vicenza – one of the many teams present in the group – obtained the same number of points, as a result of only one success (at Montecchio Pericalcino) and a draw (at home to Roller Bassano) while losing on two occasions (at home to Scandiano in the round Opening and last Saturday in Breganze). They score little – 14 goals, one less than the Azzurra – but their defence, along with Sandrigo's, is the third most beaten by the team.
We focused on these numbers to highlight how the top spot in the group led by Paolo Campana somehow comes from an increasingly impregnable back line. With only 6 goals conceded in 200 minutes played, Novara is actually the team that has conceded the fewest goals. In this symbolic classification, he is followed by Bassano with 11, then the duo of Scandiano and Correggio with 12. It is a record that was built thanks to the excellent performance of goalkeeper Tommaso Bernardelli (decisive on more than one occasion even in the last match) but also to several defensive mechanisms that always give Fewer opportunities for their opponents.
In Thiene, TR Azzurra aims to expand the line, trusting Fede Ortiz to return to goals, even if the person in question always says that his first task, as for everyone, is to make himself available to the team. A team that, match after match, shows more and more compactness and quality even during the various substitutions of its players on the field.
Day 5 in Group A of the A2 Series includes four matches at the same time. In addition to the match in Theni, Cirigno – Symbol Amatori Modena, Montecchio Pricalcino – Venetalab Briganze and Didyma Roller Bassano – Scandiano will also be played tonight at 8.45pm. Closing will take place tomorrow, with Sunday postponed to 6pm BDL Minimotor Correggio – Telea Medical Sandrigo.
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