Friday, 12th September 2008 - kick-off time 18.00
Result: 6:0 after 71 min. (35+1/35) - Halftime 1:0
Goals: 1-0 35th (?), 2-0 38th (?), 3-0 52nd (?), 4-0 57th (?), 5-0 63rd (?), 6-0 66th (?)
Bookings: 1 (One player of Lindner)
Ground: Sportplatz FC Lindner (cap. 118, 18 seated)
Attendance: 25 (no away fans)
Match quality: 5.5/10 (Slightly better than the average)
Ground No. 246 (new ground; this season: 16)
Sporting event No. 657 (this season: 24)
Kilometres that day: 10 (by bike)
Km this season: 6,940 (4,810 car/ 1,430 public transport/ 700 bike)
Number of football matches since the last goalless draw: 74
Number of weeks since the last week without any sporting event (Aug 1st-6th 2006): 111
One of these Friday evening matches where everybody can take part in a team named after a private person - Lindner - or a team representing the public transport service - Personennahverkehrsgesellschaft (PNVG). Whether 66- or 16-year-old… But this time it was clearly to see, when arriving on the small ground with its wooden benches offering a seat to about 18 fans, set up between houses, fields and reed, that there is a favourite team concerning the players’ age: FC Lindner Kötzschen, representing a borough of Merseburg city. There were far more young players as usual in the ‘leisure time teams’ - and PNVG’s average age seemed to be at about 50 years.
As expected, Kötzschen dominated the match. Nonetheless, there was no regular goal scored until the 35th minute. Before the nice hammer against the inside of the left post dropping down behind the line in minute 35, Lindner Kötzschen scored two offside goals.
Right after the break, Lindner ran through the PNVG defence and scored another goal. Moreover, the match became even better but more one-sided, so Lindner added 4 more goals to their tally as numerous chances went begging.
6:0 - another clean defeat against the bus drivers.
The main reason why we watched this match was that we never visited that ground before. And Sportplatz FC Lindner is one of the 11 grounds in Merseburg that are used for official and unofficial matches. Grounds that are for training matches only or not in use anymore do not get attention from me, unless they have stands or terraces. However, my list of Merseburg grounds is completed now: Stadtstadion, Ottoweg, Ulmenweg, Stadtstadion Nebenplatz I, Sportplatz Blösien, Sportplatz am Kanal Meuschau, Glück Auf Kampfbahn Beuna, Sportplatz an der Querfurter Straße Knapendorf, Scheitplatz, Eisenbahnerstadion and, finally, Sportplatz FC Lindner.
For more photos see: http://s181.photobucket.com/albums/x68/fchmksfkcb/080912%20FC%20Lindner%20Koetzschen%206-0%20PNVG%20MerseburgQft/