GC Herren 1: GC's Fighting Spirit Shone Through

Grasshoppers secured an impressive draw on the road against Servette and claimed a much needed bonus point with a successful shoot-out.

Goals from Fabian Burman, Benjamin Eddy and fans favorite Jasper Van Tilburg during regular time ensured GC walked away with at least a point against a side who are presently second in the NLA.

Having lost heavily against Olten last week, GC were determined to turn their fortunes around, but had to go about it the hard way coming back from 2:0 and 3:2 down during the game.

Servette are a well drilled team and showed their dominance in the early stages as Fabian Starsich was called into action early on. Servette eventually made the break through when a goal mouth scramble was turned in. The lead was doubled moments later when Servette striker turned the GC defense inside out and calmly slotted home. Fabian Burmann pulled one back on the stroke of half time with an excellent individual effort bamboozling the Servette defence.

In the 3rd quarter Burmann turned provider when he smashed a ball into the danger zone for Benjamin Eddy to turn in. GC were pushing for a winner but were caught on the break and conceded a contentious short corner which was duly converted.

With time running out, the tireless stalwart Roman Richter found some space behind the Servette defence and set up Jasper Van Tilburg who slotted home against a flailing goalkeeper. GC pushed again for the win but time was against them as the game finished all square.

The resulting shuffles saw GC shot stopper Fabian Starsich heroically save two efforts from the Geneva side and with successful conversions from Constantin Scheuer, Fabio Landtwing and Roman Richner, GC ensured the arduous trip was a successful one.

Jubilant scenes ensued.

GC right back James Jordan commented after the game "we really channeled Jamie Vardys fighting spirit into this game"

Grasshoppers next face Black Boys looking to exact revenge for the seasons earlier defeat.