BK-46 took hold of the league gold – the goalkeepers stepped forward when the attackers were careless: & quot; It & # 39 ;s a fucking security to have them there & quot;

A jump start, a powerful away pick-up and several big-playing goalkeepers. And in the end, the Karis audience finally got to cheer in the final series as well. But it will not be easy to decide, says Oscar Kihlstedt to Yle after the victory.

Away is good but home is best? That thesis has not been true in the final series of the FM league in handball so far.

But when BK-46 got to play in front of a really loud home crowd for the second time, they came out of the starting blocks with a furious speed.

It was 8-2 on the board after just over a quarter of an hour and it felt like the Karis team would run away with the victory.

– The first quarter was not good of us. There we must sharpen up. They got a head start and then it becomes difficult to chase the whole match. But then we do a good job and pick up the disadvantage, says Filip Söderlund to Yle after the match.

Sure, Dicken at least picked up the disadvantage.

“Then the energy ran out”

BK-46 had further opportunities to extend the lead, but were really careless in the attack. On the one hand, the shots went straight at goalkeeper Mikael Mäkelä, and on the other hand, the players were careless with the passes. And sometimes, as when BK had a three-on-one attack, they did absolutely nothing.

Dicken thanked and accepted. It was 11-9 at the break. Just over ten minutes into the second half, the guests had equalized.

– But then the energy ran out, says Söderlund.

Dickens Filip Söderlund tries to get past BK's Nico Rönnberg and Linus Lindberg.

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Filip Söderlund was Dicken’s best goal scorer in the match.

Photo: Yle / Patric Westerlund

And from BK-46’s perspective:

– It will be a really bad period for us. If we had been better in the attack, we would have been in a really big lead at the break. But in handball it goes in periods. Now it was about getting out of the slump as painlessly as possible, and we did, says Oscar Kihlstedt.

– We feel that it is we who block, do the things we believe in, but then we come out and just wear on and then it goes our way in the end. We can handle 60, Dicken does not, but gets a little tired at the end, he continues.

Thank you to the audience – and the goalkeepers

Kihlstedt also does not hide behind a chair that the “eighth player” – the Karis audience – helped them do.

– It makes it easier when it is difficult. They are a really big help, he says.

Oscar Kihlstedt is heavily courted by Max Granlund

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Oscar Kihlstedt had to act as team captain for BK-46 in the important match.

Photo: Tomi Hänninen / Newspix24

Kihlstedt had to act as team captain in the match and was one of the BKs who also stepped forward in attack. But the key to victory – the match ended 25-19 to Karislaget – was the defensive game.

And above all the goalkeeping game.

Mikael Heinonen was noted for eleven parades. Rony Leven stopped eight shots.

– We have three really good goalkeepers. As long as we toil like animals backwards, we will definitely get rescues and it is a fucking security to have them there, says Kihlstedt.

At the other end, Mäkelä was noted for 14 parades. Or as Kihlstedt puts it:

– Even if Mäkelä makes many saves today again, we put enough balls to win.

“If we fight, it will work out”

For Dickens, it was the bad start that became decisive, Filip Söderlund analyzes in turn.

– We must not let them jerk like that. But the fighting spirit we had after that – that’s the attitude we have to play. In the first match of the series, we managed to keep the same pace for 60 minutes, he says.

The next chance to do that is on Wednesday. Then Dicken plays with the knife against his throat.

With a victory, BK-46 is the Finnish champion.

– It is important to follow our tactics. But everyone knows that it is never easy to take that last victory. But as long as we fight, it will definitely be resolved, says Kihlstedt.

Result, FM league in handball

Final

BK-46 – Thickness 25–19 (11–9)
Goal scorers BK-46: Nico Rönnberg 11, Oscar Kihlstedt 5, Sebastian Säkkinen 3, Markus Viitkar 1, Robin Sjöman 1, Janne Korpimäki 1, Jonathan Ekman 1, Miska Henriksson 1, Linus Sjöman 1
Dicken: Filip Söderlund 6, Max Granlund 5, Timmy Thor 3, Thomas Hollfast 2, Anthon Nyström 1, Joacim Broman 1, Anton Remy 1

Goalkeepers:
BK-46: Mikael Heinonen 11 saves, Rony Leven 6
Thick: Mikael Mäkelä 14, Tuomas Laitinen 2

BK-46 leads the final series with 21 in matches. Three victories are required for FM gold.

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