Match Report: Loki v Kisvárda

By @Charlie_Barca

The game kicked off at just gone 6pm local time on what had been a very warm day. Lucky we sat on the shaded side of the stadium in the most expensive seats (3000 forints/£9). The game started off fairly even, but it wasn’t long before Loki began to press more. The first goal came on the 13th minute when a shot came off a defender only to fall to an unlikely goal scorer Szatmári Csaba.

By this time the over officious referee, Andó-Szabó Sándor, had booked new Loki forward Garba on 8 minutes and Kisvarda player Melnyl on 12 minutes.

Loki kept up the pressure with Kisvarda only having a few breakaway chances. This pressure paid off on 25 minutes as Loki win a free kick just outside the area. Varga Kevin hits a beauty into the top of the net.

Then the old saying “you’re never more vulnerable than when you’re just scored” Came true, as Kisvarda catch Loki on a counterattack resulting in a Grozav goal. Nagy Sándor got a hand to it but couldn’t prevent the goal.

The attendance was given as 4,540.

I don’t know what the manager said to his Kisvarda players, but they came out a little more determined to give Loki a run for their money at the start of the second half. Loki were being pushed back into their own half. This only lasted a little less than 10 minutes before the familiar pattern of play of the first half resumed.

Loki’s second yellow on 56 minutes came for Ferenczi when he questioned a decision by the ref.

Then a very nice moment in the 62 minute when Garba got his first Liga goal for his new club after signing from Djurgaardens. Garba shot from the right of the goal, it hit the keepers left arm and went in.

On the 70th minute Kisvarda made their second substitution, Seco off Sassá on, and both teams took advantage of the stoppage to have water break.

Kisvarda final substitution came on 76 minute.

Loki were mostly in control of the game but Kisvarda weren’t without any chances. 79th minute Nagy Sándor had to get down to his left to stop a good shot following a free kick which was nodded on. Then on the 85th minute the was headed into the crossbar from a Kisvarda corner

4 minutes of added time, which was just enough for another defender, Pávkovics Bence to head home to make the score 4-1.

I was mostly impressed by Loki’s pressing and winning the ball back.

In total 7 yellow cards were shown.