A final duel for the last two relegation places had emerged in both groups. In the north, Klipper Hamburg and Blau-Weiß Köln are fighting to stay up in the league, while in the south ATV Leipzig and TG Frankenthal were still at risk. With his own 3:2 (1:1) victory at Eintracht Braunschweig, Klipper got rid of all worries on his own (with the reactivated ex-national player Marie Mävers as the winning goal scorer) and was therefore not dependent on the help of Club Raffelberg. The first division promoted, however, proved its great superiority one last time and said goodbye to Laura Plüth with four goals in a 7-1 (1-0) win in Cologne unbeaten from the second division. After many years in the second division, blue and white are now about to make a new start in the Regionalliga West.
The remaining results were only of interest for the final placement. In fact, the Crefelder HTC made it to second place. It didn’t just take his own 4:1 (0:1) victory at relegated HC Essen 99 after goals by Anna Küskes (2), Silke Stocks, Julia Krüger (when Martha Marquardsen conceded a goal from HCE to make it 1:3 ), but also the Schützenhilfe of the DSD Düsseldorf. Because the luchste from the Bonn THV from a 2:2 (0:0) draw. With Patricia Krämer and Meike Behlhau, Bonn was able to compensate twice for deficits after DSD goals by Javiera Villagra and Mathilde Liebau, but the bottom line was that the draw was not enough for the BTHV to defend its second place against the CHTC. Equal on points, but conceding four more goals than the CHTC, Bonn ended the season in third place,
In the end, the Hamburger Polo Club beat Hannover 78 1-0 (1-0) with a corner goal from Paula Velmans. The women from Lower Saxony fell back to eighth place, but as last year’s climbers they achieved the hoped-for relegation.
In the south, TG Frankenthal could speculate on being able to stay up in the league with a home win over Feudenheimer HC and a simultaneous defeat of ATV Leipzig at Zehlendorfer Wespen, who had been promoted to the first division. However, only half of the TG plan worked out. In fact, Leipzig didn’t manage to kidnap anything from the group winner Zehlendorf. The wasps won 2-1 (1-1) with two corner goals from Lena Keller and Caroline Engel equalized in the meantime. Ella Fehr failed at 1:1 with a seven meter penalty against ATV goalkeeper Josephine Fechner. Frankenthal could have escaped relegation with a win of their own, but after a goalless first half, the TGF collapsed completely against Feudenheimer HC and lost 0:5. Lucie Koblischke (3),
Long before Frankenthal, Mariendorfer HC was the first south to be relegated. The Berliners can end their year-long adventure in the 2nd Bundesliga with their heads held high. The MHC actually celebrated its first win of the season with the 4:3 at TuS Lichterfelde. Lisa Jeschke (2), Celina Bliß and Tamara Austermann scored for Mariendorf, Hannah Lämmel, Lea Hüttmann and Chara Gutsche were successful for TuSLi.
Both Nuremberg second division teams ended the season with victories. The NHTC defeated Rüsselsheimer RK 2-1 (0-1) with a last second goal by Antonia Bortolazzi. Madelaine Wandt initially compensated for Carla Anagostou’s early lead. The HG Nürnberg took the points at TuS Obermenzing with 2:0 (1:0). Nele d’Angelo and Nora Weigand ensured the guest victory with two corner hits.
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