Ghanaian duo Reuben Acquah and Kennedy Boateng impressed as Sv Ried defeated Sv Horn in a dramatic five goal thriller to move to the top of Ertse Liga ahead of the final game of the season which will determine their fate as to whether they will make Austria Bundesliga promotion or not.
The visitors started the game on the front foot and got their deserving lead through Stefan Nutz in the 26’ minute after the Austrian midfielder powers shot with his left foot from the center of the box into the center of the goal. Assisted by Jefte Betancor.
Six minutes later the host equalized through Andree Neumayer which was assisted by Marco Hausjell
Just a minute after the hour mark, the visitors were reduced to 10 men, Thomas Reifeltshammer got his matching orders for violent conduct
Seven minutes later, the host got their deserving lead through Michael Cheukaou, goal was assisted by Neumayer.
Ried knowing all they needed was a win, Gerard Baumgartner, head coach of the visitors took a gamble and threw in more attacking players, in the 71’ minute, one of the substitute Bernd GSchweidl left footed shot, from the center of the box to the center of the goal, which was assisted by Nutz pull parity.
Three minutes later Nutz cap his man of the match performance with another goal to put the visitors in front, as his left footed shot from the center of the box found the center of the goal.
Acquah and Kennedy combined to put a solid defensive performance to prevent the host from equalizing. The match ended 2-3. Whereas their rivals Aus lost away. Now a win at home against FAC will completes Ried deserving qualification into the Austrian top flight.