The handball players of SG Flensburg-Handwitt have won the dramatic 109th Schleswig-Holstein derby.

There was a 28:27 (14:17) home win against defending champions and record champions THW Kiel. Johannes Golla was Flensburg’s best thrower with seven goals in their 39th derby win. Nikola Bilyk and Elias Ellefsen á Skipagötu each scored four goals for Kiel. The THW now has 6:2 points, the SG has 4:2 points.

The guests got into the game better in the campus hall, which was sold out with 6,300 spectators. The 1-0 that Harald Reinkind scored after just over 30 seconds with a Kempa trick was already a signal. By the 22nd minute, THW had extended their lead to 13:8. “Our defense was good and we made few technical errors,” said Kiel’s Croatian captain Domagoj Duvnjak during the half-time break at Dyn. The hosts, on the other hand, made seven technical errors.

Flensburg with a strong second half

Flensburg came out of the break transformed. The 14:18 became 19:18 (38th) thanks to Kay Smits’ goal. The hall was boiling. The Flensburg goalkeeper Benjamin Buric was there again and again. But the Kiel team also had strong support in Tomas Mrkva, so that a very exciting final phase developed.

Ellefsen á Skipagötu made it 26:23 for THW in the 55th minute. Simon Pytlick equalized to 27:27 (59th), the referees handed out a time penalty against Kiel’s Petter Överby via video evidence. In the majority, Emil Jakobsen scored the celebrated final point for the hosts.