The weather matched the result: drizzle, eight degrees Celsius, empty stadium area and despite a strong second-half performance lost at the end: FSV Zwickau could not refine the victory away from Halle on Saturday, a were beaten at home by KFC Uerdingen, who previously played 14 times without a consecutive win, with 1: 2 (1: 2). As a result, after the final whistle, the mood was cloudy for the West Saxons, who had started the season well. Coach Joe Enochs said disappointedly: “We lost the second straight home game. It is certainly not our claim. We have to learn from our mistakes.”
The biggest mistake of this game came in the third minute. Maurice Hehne, who had not already left the most confident impression in building the game at Halle, erred in receiving the ball. He wanted to iron out the incident in a duel with Christian Dorda. But the FSV professional came a step too late, slipping with an open sole on the leg of captain Uerdingen, who had to be replaced shortly after injured. Hehne, however, was immediately kicked out. The red card was a decision justified by Allgäu referee Tobias Schultes – the concept of the hosts was thrown overboard. That leaves the standard weapon, thought Maximilian Wolfram: the FSV striker went almost 1-0 on his own with his corner kick, which he shot sharply on goal. KFC defender Stefan Welkow touched the ball lightly in the six-yard zone with his head before it squirmed in the net.
With the lead behind his back, Joe Enochs decided to make a tactical change as he was outnumbered, took his best striker Ronny König from the field and put Julius Reinhardt in the defensive midfield. After the game, the coach had to explain his measure to representatives of the media, especially as the coach admitted: “I knew the opponent had a lot of respect for Ronny. But I wanted a fast striker. front and not that Ronny had been back and forth for 85 minutes. “
The fact that his side conceded two goals before the break despite the more defensive orientation was partly due to the fact that Kolja Pusch of Uerdingen once had too much leeway in midfield. His long-range shot was deflected slightly, making it even more difficult for FSV goalkeeper Johannes Brinkies to defend himself. When the second goal was conceded, the assignment in their own penalty area was not correct. Muhammed Kiprit, who was still serving Hertha fans the previous season and was pretty precise with 16 goals in Regionalliga Nordost, has already scored his third goal of the season for KFC. The 21-year-old showed why the Herthaners have a return opportunity for the German-Turkish when the transfer without a transfer is guaranteed.
The defeat injured Zwickau twice as the team put on a solid and convincing performance with the restart. Despite being outnumbered, the FSV created a lot more scoring chances than the guests. The only downside: the graduation. Felix Drinkuth equalized twice and Manfred Starke equalized, unfortunately this time on the wrong right instead of the strong left. It was therefore left to sporting director Toni Wachsmuth after the final whistle in the obligatory circle of players and coaches to look to the future. Because Tuesday (kick off: 7 p.m.) the Saxon party at Dynamo Dresden is scheduled. Manni Starke distributed another encouragement to fans via a video message: “The team structure has shown that we stay united with something like this. And we can make up for that in Dresden in three days.”
FSV statistics: Brinkies – Stanic, Frick, Schikora – Schröter, Hehne, Jensen (72nd Möker), Drinkuth – Starke – Wolfram (80th Willms), König (22nd Reinhardt). KFC: Königshofer – Schneider, Lukimya, Welkow (V), Dorda (21st Anapak) – Albutat (46th Ibrahimaj / V), Fechner – Kinsombi, Pusch (76th Mörschel), Marcussen – Kiprit. SR .: Schultes (Betzigau); Goals: 1: 0 Welkow (16th / own side), 1: 1 Pusch (30th), 1: 2 Kiprit (40th); Red: Hehne (4th / gross foul).