In the north group, Klipper Hamburg and Blau-Weiss Köln still have to worry about staying up in the league. Whereby the worry lines in the cathedral city are probably many times more pronounced than those of the Hanseatic women. Because Cologne is going into the final with a starting position that is truly unenviable. The gap to Klipper is two points and nine goals. And the chance of being able to close this hole again is rather small with a final opponent named Raffelberg for blue and white. Klipper will prefer to earn his place in the second division himself and can do so with a win or a draw at Eintracht Braunschweig.
Bonn’s THV (plays at home against DSD Düsseldorf) and Crefelder HTC (at HC Essen 99) are involved in a long-distance duel for second place, while Hamburger Polo Club and Hannover 78 only have a good exit.
In the south, ATV Leipzig and TG Frankenthal are still at risk. Unlike those involved in the north, this descent long-distance duel promises more excitement. Leipzig goes into the last game with a two-point lead over Frankenthal. The TGF could make up for this disadvantage with the presumably somewhat easier final task. Frankenthal has home advantage against Feudenheimer HC on Sunday, while Leipzig have to play away at champions Zehlendorf. Should ATV manage to draw and Frankenthal win their game, goal difference would matter and TGF are just ahead.
In the games Nürnberger HTC against Rüsselsheimer RK, TuS Lichterfelde against Mariendorfer HC and TuS Obermenzing against HG Nürnberg, it’s all about the positive end of the season.
Photo: Wilfried Chruscz