The Meppeners were third in the table again, having to give up to Eintracht Braunschweig over the weekend (2-0 against Türkgücü). With 27 points, the pre-season SVM is actually one more than the Lower Saxony – and one less than the table runner – up VfL Osnabrück (3: 3 in Mannheim).
On Saturday (2pm) the Members will play in the final match at the Worcester Burger Kickers. Ole Käuper and Max Dombrowka were then missing and each of them was suspended after seeing a fifth yellow card against Cologne.
Interruption by fan opposition
The game against Victoria did not start exactly when it was currently over. In protest of the games on Monday, fans blew whistles and disrupted action on the lawn. After several failed announcements by the stadium announcer, referee Florian Exner finally sent both teams to the dressing room (10th).
Mepen mercilessly: first chance, goal
After a five-minute break, the game continued, but the spectators did not offer a football party of any kind. There were no goal area shots as both defensive lines were good. In the 34th minute it was dangerous for the first time that Cologne’s hand Cliffish threw a shot beyond Meppen’s home from 20 meters – SVM keeper Eric Tomashke would not have caught the ball.
Mepener did better shortly after: After a failed clarification on the Victorian defense, the ball landed on Luca Tangulich on the edge of the penalty area, where he took another shot and struck flat 1-0 (39th). This one goal chance is enough to get the lead at the break.
The second opportunity is also perfect – Tangulik Double Pack
In the second round, 7,700 spectators were compensated. Again, the guests from the Rhineland had the first good chance of scoring, but Nicolas Mர்ller (54th) headed home from a distance. Like the first half, the hosts struck cold: Tangulik finished the lightning fast attack with a second Mepen goal (56th) by Rene Guder and Morgan Fefender.
But the people of Cologne did not give up by any means and Mepner pressed Dora hard. Patrick Sontheimer shot (63rd) above, Luca Marseiler missed a free kick (68th) and Simon Handle (69th) from a promising position.
Faßbender puts the lid on …
But this Monday evening SV Meppen always had the right answer: after winning the ball in their own penalty area, Lars Bunning sent Morgan Fabender vertically – the former Leipzig scored 3-0 for home with their first third division goal (73rd). Shortly afterwards Tangulik got the chance to build a three-pack, but crossed the goal after a superb pass from Florian Eger (80th).
… and also meets Sukuda-Basu
The final point was awarded to Richard Sukuda-Basu. Minutes after the conversion, Cloprotter hit a free kick machine to make it 4-0 (88th). Fans seemed to have long forgotten the protest against the infamous Monday evening: “Oh, how nice,” they shouted from the stand before the final whistle.
Match Day 16, November 22, 2021, 7:00 p.m.