Professionals | 15/04/2019

Wins for Women and U17

FC results from the weekend

FC Frauen rounded off the weekend with a huge win in the promotion battle, but there was plenty of action before that. The under-21s drew with Wattenscheid, the under-19s lost in Aachen and the under-17s earned a comfortable victory.

After five wins in a row in Regionalliga West, 1. FC Köln under-21s picked up a 0:0 draw against SG Wattenscheid 09. The under-19s remained top of the A-Junioren-Bundesliga West despite their 2:1 loss against Alemannia Aachen. The under-17s underlined their ambitions to get to the Finals of the B-Junioren Championship, securing a 4:0 win against Arminia Bielefeld. FC Frauen picked up three massive points in Hoffenheim as Meike Meßmer and Peggy Nietgen helped them to a 1:2 win.

FC-Frauen: Nietgen lifts FC into third

FC-Frauen had a tough ask ahead of them on Sunday afternoon as they made the trip to TSG Hoffenheim II, but Willi Breuer’s team negotiated that masterfully. Meike Meßmer gave the Women the lead at a key time, as her first-half header broke the deadlock with four minutes to go in the opening half.

Hoffenheim’s Chantal Hagel found the equaliser from the spot to level the game on the hour. The FC Women built up the pressure on the home goal as both Sonja Giraud and Yuka Hirano went close to a winner. However, Peggy Nietgen stepped up and delivered the crucial blow with five minutes to go For the FC Women it was the third win in a row, moving them into third place in the table.

Goals: 0:1, Meike Meßmer 41’. 1:1, Chantal Hagel (PEN) 57’. 1:2, Peggy Nietgen 84’.

U21: Point against relegation rivals

The under-21s continued their unbeaten run in Regionalliga West with a point against Wattenscheid. The week previous, Andre Pawlak’s men managed to secure all three points away to Viktoria Köln. However, at least in the first-half, a slow start meant Wattenscheid were comfortable in the game and had chances to go ahead.

After the restart, FC were much better and had chances of their own to punish the visitors. Peter Neururer, the former FC coach and now at Wattenscheid as a director, watched on as Marcel Damaschek and Vincent Geimer both went close. In the end, it was a deserved point for both as FC remained clear of the relegation zone.

U19: Disappointing defeat

With a defeat at this stage of the season in the battle, there were worse places for FC’s under-19s to end the day than at the top of the table. Alemannia Aachen got the better of Stefan Ruthenbeck’s men in a 2:1 defeat. Despite the difficulties on the pitch, FC were clearly the btter team. FC had more possession and created the first chances. After a corner, Sebastian Müller was alive to the danger at the back post and poked home.

FC had opportunities to further the lead but were punished when Kai Beckschulte made the most of a free-kick to level the scores. Terence Okoeguale then made it 2:1 with a fine finish. The under-19s came again but failed to find the necessary equaliser. As Borussia Dortmund lost to Gladbach, they remained top of the table.

Goals: 0:1, Sebastian Müller 29’. 1:1, Kai Beckschulte 39‘. 2:1, Terence Okoeguale 71‘.

U17: Four goals in five-star performance

The under-17s came away with a comfortable 4:0 win against Arminia Bielefeld. FC played themselves to the win with some tidy football. It took until the second half, but then Martin Heck’s men turned on the style. FC ‘keeper, Daniel Adamczyk opened up the play before it ended at the feet of Marvin Obuz, who slotted home. After a free-kick, FC worked their way into the box and Obuz was on hand to fire in his second in eight minutes. Florian Wirtz added a third, before Finn Lanser stepped up to add a fourth and a second in two minutes to kill the game off.

Goals: 1:0, Marvin Obuz 44‘. 2:0, Marvin Obuz 52‘. 3:0, Florian Wirtz 61‘. 4:0, Finn Lanser 63‘.

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10Hertha BSC35
111. FC Köln34
12FC Augsburg31