The fact that the sv wildflecken has once again organized its traditional peter manger memorial tournament is by no means as self-evident as the smooth running of the mammoth event might suggest. Only in 2017, the sv had revived the competition with high-class junior soccer. Manger, who was once a founding member, chairman, referee, game director, treasurer, department head and patron of the sv, died in 1985 at the age of 76. The wildflecken sports enthusiasts have not forgotten him. For the first time in 1990, the people of rhon organized a sports weekend in his honor. But over the years, the commemorative tournament had somehow fallen into oblivion. Until last year it was decided to continue this sporting tradition of wildflecken.
This year the focus was more on the teams from the region. Last year, renowned clubs such as the 1. Fc nurnberg and tsg hoffenheim had been at the start. The sporting action started on saturday, and the venerable helmut-patzke-stadium was already bustling in the early hours of the morning, with an extensive tournament for u9- and u11-juniors.
Originally, a total of twelve teams were scheduled to take part in the u9 tournament. "But the wurzburger kickers had to cancel at short notice", explained the newly appointed sv chairman andreas schmid, who shares the office with reinhard bramowski and sebastian hauke. In a tense final, sc olching beat sg wildflecken ii 4:3 (2:2) in a nine-meter shootout. Fc schweinfurt 05 came in third, sweeping vfl sportfreunde bad neustadt 3:0 from the field in the minor final. Fifth place went to fc coburg, who beat fc 06 bad kissingen 5-0. Sg wildflecken had to settle for eighth place after losing 2-0 to sg hollstadt. The match for ninth place was a close affair, which djk schondra could only decide in favor of jsg wasserkuppe in a nine-meter shootout with a score of 2:1 (1:1). Fc hammelburg finishes in eleventh place.
Penalty shootout decides
already the two semi-final matches were hardly to be outbid at tension. Fc schweinfurt 05 only lost to sc olching in a nine-meter shootout. And the sg wildflecken ii had also defeated the vfl sportfreunde bad neustadt only in the nine-meter shootout. As expected, fc schweinfurt 05 had made a big impression in the preliminary round, when the "schnudel" (youngsters) won the tournament with 19:0 goals and twelve points from four games virtually walked through the competition.
In midsummer temperatures and cloudless skies at the foot of the kreuzberg, the tournament for the u11 teams started on saturday afternoon, with fc schweinfurt 05 again among the favorites. The sg wildflecken was here even with three teams at the start. In the final, vfl sportfreunde bad neustadt won 1:0 against fc coburg. In the small final, fc schweinfurt 05 defeated sg wildflecken iii quite clearly with 2:0. Sg thulba came in fifth, beating sg oberelsbach 2-1. Seventh place was secured by vfr stadt bischofsheim with a 1-0 win over sg oberleichtersbach. In the match for ninth place, there was a curious duel between sg wildflecken i and sg wildflecken ii, which the first team won 2:0. Sv romershag, who beat fc 06 bad kissingen 3:2, finished in eleventh place.
Dreiberg kickers at the top
on sunday the u7-juniors and the hobby teams from the marktgraitz presented themselves. In the tournament of the seven u7 teams, the mode was changed to "everyone against everyone" changed. A kind of final happened in the last game, where the dreiberg kickers won 1:0 against the wurzburger kickers and ended up at the top of the table.
Achim mathes from sv wildflecken thanked the stars of tomorrow for an all-around fair game: "you showed all the spectators great, exciting games." thanks also to all the helpers, sponsors, trainers, coaches and referees who contributed to the success of the tournament. "We would like all teams to come back to us next year. I hope that all participants and spectators had their fun. The most important thing at this event."