The Funen residents gave Bjerringbro-Silkeborg (BSH) a handball lesson on Saturday, when the two teams met at the cup tournament’s Final 4 competition in Jyske Bank Boxen in Herning.
GOG won 35-26 and will now meet Aalborg Handball in the final in the same hall on Sunday. The North Jutlanders won earlier on Saturday 34-25 over last year’s cup champions from Mors-Thy.
The semi-final between GOG, which is at the top of the Men’s Handball League, and BSH was almost already decided at the break, where GOG was ahead by eight goals.
After just six minutes, BSH coach Patrick Westerholm had to pull the handbrake and take a timeout. GOG led 6-1 and BSH looked like a team that was completely overmatched.
BSH was able to stop the bleeding, but only for a short time. The team had great difficulty getting the ball past Viktor Hallgrimsson in the GOG goal, and the Fynbos pulled away again. After 22 minutes, Oscar Bergendahl sent GOG in front with a full ten goals by scoring to 15-5.
Just before the break, BSH got worse when René Toft Hansen was shown a direct red card after a violent tackle.
In the second half, the last remnants of hope probably disappeared quickly for the BSH players. After seven minutes, GOG came back on plus ten goals, and then coach Nicolej Krickau could well start thinking about the plans for Sunday’s final. BSH simply had no response.
Sunday’s final will be played at 4 pm, while Bjerringbro-Silkeborg and Mors-Thy will meet in the bronze match at 13.30.
GOG most recently won the cup tournament, which is formally called the Santander Cup, in 2020. Aalborg’s latest cup triumph came the year before in 2019.