A lame result for Wuppertal in the local derby with Velbert. WSV dominated from start to finish, got the dream start, but basically dicked around and instead of finishing off the Velberters, got kicked in the nuts and lost two points. What a disgrace!
Even though Velbert is less than 10 miles away from Wuppertal (I remember going there to play with ASV Wuppertal, and I think it took me less than it took to go to the Zoo Stadion…), only some 800 WSV fans made the trip. And of course you would think that the “locals” would be overflowing to see the mighty WSV. No dice, although who knows, perhaps a decent crowd by Velbert standards.
This was actually what you might call a “make-down” (as opposed to make up). Supposedly the two sides were to meet in Round 18, but the match was moved up since there was the “open” weekend.
Things started reasonably enough. New signing Mehmet Boztepe punted a long ball that Christian Knappmann ran under and cooly slotted past GK Manuel Lenz. 0-1 for WSV and it looked like the route was on. In the 13th minute Boztepe had a hard shot saved brilliantly by Lenz, who certainly rose to the occasion on a busy afternoon. WSV continued to press for the second, but a combination of Lenz, poor marksmanship and non-calls on penalty suspect fouls kept the score even.
In the 2nd half, it was more of the same, but WSV continued to waste chances. So the punishment was soon to come. A Velbert counterattack, Jeffrey Tumanan crossed to Onucka, and his header gave Semmler no chance. WSV reacted with furious assaults against the Velbert goal, but got nothing.
The Wuppertalers left the field with hanging heads, as they didn’t get a point, they lost two. WSV remains in 5th place, but could have closed the gap against a side that is still looking for their first win.
SSVg Velbert - Wuppertaler SV 1:1 (0:1) 0:1 Knappmann (2.) 1:1 Onucka (68.) Attendance: 1,632 Christopeit-Sport-Arena (Velbert) VELBERT: Lenz - Nachtigall, Schweer , Pappas , Mondello - Kneifel , Zent - Ferati , Tumanan , Mikolajczak - Onucka Subs: Janas (20., Zent) D. Yilmaz (46., Kneifel) Mühlhause (80., Mikolajczak) Trainer: Leese WUPPERTAL: Semmler - Schumacher, Reichert, Wiwerink, Moosmayer - Fleßers, El Hammouchi - Quotschalla, Boztepe, Landers - Knappmann Subs: Schlieter (33., Reichert) Wassinger (64., Boztepe) Cornelius (80., Quotschalla) Trainer: Bruns