Both teams didn’t give each other anything from the start, which was also evident from the two yellow cards the Klagenfurt team received in the first two minutes. The hosts were strong in the first half hour and created a few chances before the break. While the WAC only got half as dangerous with a Leitgeb header on the goal net (20th), the home team had three good chances.
Following Kvyatko’s free-kick cross, Nicolas Wimmer headed it in (33′), Andrew Irving’s shot was caught by goalkeeper Hendrik Bonnman (35′) after Litgeb lost the ball in his own penalty area. Two minutes later, the WAC goalie was powerless. After several stops and good action on a Stroud cross, Sinan Karvina slotted it straight to Kvetko, who slotted the ball under the bar from six yards.
The leadership was worthy. An exciting game developed after the change of sides, but chances were again slim. WAC managed to equalize as Omić headed the ball over the line after Zimmermann’s header. Boake finally turned the tide. Thorsten Mahrer and Wimmer fell asleep after the disoriented, broadside. The 22-year-old striker grabbed the ball and denied Philipp Menzel a chance.
But it did not come with victory, as the Klagenfurt team could also count on a substitute. Wernitznig pulled away from the edge of the penalty area on his first touch after the visitors tried to clear the ball and saved his team from defeat.
The match was canceled on Saturday because of the flood incidents in Carinthia, as no emergency services were available. Now, in a joint thanksgiving campaign with the state and the city of Klagenfurt, all flood helpers are invited to Derby in the state capital under the motto “We say thanks”.