Szabolcs Gabona Csoport Amateur thrashed District Noord Amateur 6-0 to lay the ghost of their opening day defeat.
Szabolcs Gabona Csoport Amateur thrashed District Noord Amateur 6-0 to restore some pride after their opening day defeat.
Four goals from tall striker Zoltán Varga provided the basis of a devastating defeat for Gerard Molenaars' Dutch side and gave the Hungarians a major boost after losing their opening game 8-3 against Ligue du Maine Amateur.
Despite the emphatic win, Szabolcs are now out of the tournament. Although they could join Group B leaders Ligue du Maine on six points with a final day win against Geyazan Amateur, the French outfit have already seized a place in the UEFA Regions' Cup final due to a better head-to-head record.
However, they showed the Regions' Cup what it would be missing with a scintillating display against District Noord, taking a third-minute lead through Varga, and extending it to 3-0 by half-time with efforts from Zsolt Görög and Tamás Kulacsik in the 23rd and 44th minutes.
The second half was all about Varga, though, as he completed his hat-trick by scoring his side's fourth and fifth goals in the 79th and 87th minutes, and plundered a fourth in the final minute of normal time.
The only problem arising from the game was an unpleasant confrontation in the 85th minute which saw District Noord's André Mulder and Szabolcs' Zsolt Mórocz shown straight red cards by referee Alan Black.
Coach György Koleszár was pleased to see his side give a good account of themselves after a dire start in Wangen on Sunday. "The difference between today and the day before yesterday was first the weather conditions - the air was more breathable," he said.
"Secondly, the old guys in the team were up to their game which they weren't on Sunday," he added. "The defence was better, the midfield controlled the game and we scored the chances we missed against the French side."
'An off day'
Molenaars, who was restricted to using only players under 24 years old by his national association, believed that a lack of experience cost his side dear. "We are the youngest team in the tournament," he said. "Other teams have old heads and we missed that kind of player. Today was an off day. Everyone is disappointed, including me."