SV Wehen Wiesbaden lost their away match against SG Dynamo Dresden, which had been postponed to Wednesday evening, 17th March, by 0:1. Pascal Sohm scored the winning goal at the Rudolf-Harbig Stadium after 12 minutes.
Rüdiger Rehm changed five positions in his starting XI: Captain Sebastian Mrowca, Jakov Medic, Michel Niemeyer, Lucas Brumme and Phillip Tietz came into the starting team for the suspended Dennis Kempe and Moritz Kuhn, the injured Florian Carstens and for Marc Lais and Johannes Wurtz.
The league leaders had the better start in this rearranged game and they tried to disrupt the build-up of the Red and Blacks aggressively and early on. Christoph Daferner got the first good move from pressing only 90 seconds after the match started. The striker chipped the ball over SVWW keeper Tim Boss but Sascha Mockenhaupt managed to head it off the line for a first corner.
Despite this, there was no change to the initial picture. SVWW were finding it difficult to get out from the back because the dynamic team from Dresden acted with commitment in their challenges and with purpose when they were in possession. From a direct pass, Julius Kade put the ball over the crossbar, but shortly after that Pascal Sohm made a better job of it: A cross from the left was passed on by Heinz Mörschel to the far post where Sohm nodded the ball into the net from a short distance to put SGD 1:0 into the lead (12’).
After this goal, Dynamo reduced the intensity of their attacking game a little. While the Black and Yellows continued to disrupt the guests’ game build-up, they were now relying more on a quick switchover. This worked well and 20 minutes into the game Sohm once again got his head to the ball. But, the header to the centre of the goal was no problem for SVWW keeper Boss (21’).
The longer the game went on, the better the Red and Blacks settled into it. Time and again SVWW managed to get stuck in the opponents’ half, attempting to use the double-striker formation with Gustaf Nilsson and Phillip Tietz. A Nilsson header following a cross from captain Mrowca slid past the Dresden keeper, Kevil Broll, in the end, but SVWW was getting closer (32’). There were no more chances on either side before the break.
Play continued like this into the second half. The Red and Blacks were eye to eye with Dynamo Dresden, without either of the teams managing to set up any goal opportunities in attack. Dresden was waiting for a chance to counter attack, which the Red and Blacks managed to put a stop to. However, the final precision that might have put SVWW in a dangerous position on the pitch was missing in their attacking game against these patient hosts.
But, SVWW didn’t give up and were really making a difference after about an hour. Tietz passed into the box to Nilsson, his partner in attack, who left an SGD defender standing, took a shot with his left foot to the far post but Broll was on the spot – this was the best SVWW opportunity so far in the match (63’).
SGD now picked up pace once again. Boss fisted away a Mörschel free kick and soon after Mockenhaupt blocked a shot from Daferner for a corner (69’). It was all to play for now. Benedict Hollerbach came on for Maurice Malone and provided for fresh wind among the Red and Blacks. However, his shot from 18 metres out also whizzed past the SGD goal (72’).
In the final quarter of an hour, both sides were becoming tired on the deep grass. Nonetheless, the Red and Blacks threw everything forward. At the end of an SVWW combination, Michel Niemeyer took a shot from the left corner of the penalty area – it went just past the goal (84’). SGD keeper Broll managed to save a final header by Benedikt Hollerbach in injury time (90’+2). Despite all their efforts and a final attacking push – Kevin Lankford came on for Mrowca – there was no change to the final result. The Red and Blacks set out for home with no points in the bag.
SVWW: Boss –Mrowca (87’ Lankford), Mockenhaupt, Medic, Niemeyer – Brumme (76’ Wurtz), Chato, Korte, Malone (69’ Hollerbach) – Nilsson, Tietz.