Askö Oedt’s 1b team has long been the champion of the Landesliga Ost. And yet the ascent race continues to be exciting. Since the Oedt combat team does not get promoted to the regional league, the way for the 1b into the Upper Austria league is also blocked, since the second team always has to play at least one class below the first team.
The current second from Bad Leonfelden would not be averse to promotion. “Basically, we are ready to take this step. But it’s tedious, because you don’t know for sure what will happen to Oedt. All of this makes it difficult in terms of squad planning,” explains sporting director Dominik Mach. At the weekend his team won 4-1 at Putzleinsdorf and now has everything in their own hands against Neuzeug.
The surprise team St. Ulrich is hot on the heels of the Mühlviertler: After the 1-0 win against Schwertberg, the team of coach Andreas Milot is only one point behind the promotion place. “For a long time, promotion was not an issue for us because we just wanted to play a carefree season. But now the time has come when we say: We accept the promotion fight,” said St. Ulrich coach Andreas Milot before the final near Danube Linz.
Duo fights relegation
In addition to the promoted team, the decision about who will be relegated is also made on the last day of the game: the Blau-Weiss Linz amateurs are two points behind St. Magdalena (1:9 against Oedt 1b) after losing 8-0 at Viktoria Marchtrenk. At the end, the Blue and Whites welcome Putzleinsdorf, St. Magdalena is a guest in St. Florian. For the penultimate, the season goes into overtime with the relegation.