First division Altach only survived the first round in the OFB Cup with great difficulty. In the 3: 1 at regional division Union Gurten, “Joker” Philipp Netzer only made it 1: 1 in the 89th minute. Newcomers Chinedu Obasi (90th) and Manfred Fischer (93rd) then fixed the promotion. Altach even outnumbered the Upper Austrians from the 49th minute after a red card.
After very little happened on the lawn for a long time, Altach had a fire on the roof from the 58th minute at the latest: Rene Kienberger brought the outsider into the front, he defeated Tino Casali, who was guarding the goal instead of one-man Martin Kobras. Gurten goalie Felix Wimmer had previously seen the red card for stealing goals.
The match, which took place almost three weeks late due to positive Covid-19 tests on the part of Gurten, went from then on as if on an incline. But Altach ran in vain until the finish and failed again and again in front of Wimmer substitute Jan Kolb.
Only after the 1-1 draw, Gurten showed nerves – and got knocked out by the big favorite shortly afterwards. The former Schalke striker Obasi gave himself a successful Altach debut with the winning goal and the preparatory work to make it 3-1 from Fischer.
OFB-Cup 20/21: The 1st round at a glance
|Wolfsberger AC||5: 2 nV||SC Neusiedl/See|
|FC Gleisdorf 09||4: 6 nE||SV Ried|
|Hertha Wels||0:3||Admira Wacker|
|SV Kapfenberg||5:1||USK Anif|
|Storm Graz||8:0||SV Innsbruck|
|SV Mattersburg||0:3||ASKO Gmund|
|FC Dornbirn||1:3||All Saints Day|
|ATSV Wolfsberg||1:3||SKN St. Polten|
|Bad Gleichenb.||0: 1 nV||SV Lafnitz|
|WSG Tirol||3:1||St. Anna/Aigen|
|Dornbirner SV||1:7||TSV Hartberg|
|Austria Vienna||5:0||SC Retz|
|Rapid Wien||5:0||St. Johann|
|Grazer AK 1902||0:1||Seekirchen|
|Blue and white Linz||5:1||Wiener lines|
|Wiener SC||5:0||St. Jacob|
|Forward Steyr||1:0||Bruck / Leitha|
|Union belts||1:3||SCR Altach|
|SC Weiz||19.30||ASK Elektra|