WSV: lucky draw…

… that could have been a win.

This traditional rivalry continues down in the 4th division, but the days of a sold out Zoo-Stadion are long gone. Wuppertalers have essentially given up on WSV, so perhaps half the stands had Essen travellers. Still, this is the hottest derby for the two sides, especially for Wuppertal…the old enemies Bochum and Dusseldorf have long since left them in the dust. Actually, the same could be said for Essen, who might get their traditional rival Borussia Dortmund, but these days at best the BVB II.

The first half was balanced, with neither team really doing anything to upset the other side. In the second half things opened up a bit, with WSV grabbing the quick lead. Christian Knappmann was once again the catalyst, as his headed ball bounced off a defender into the net. A few minutes later it once again Knappmann with the header, this time into the goal. With a 2-0 lead, WSC looked golden. But this is WSV, so you knew they would start sucking. And sure enough, intense RWE pressure soon bore fruit, and the visitors came storming back. Then in injury time, it could have been a disaster. A dubious foul call gifted RWE a penalty. Ellmann stepped up, but WSV GK Christoph Semmler made the great save to preserve the draw, which ultimately was a fair result. If they had lost, a lynching of the referee would have been justifiable homicide.

Wuppertaler SV 	  -    Rot-Weiss Essen	   2:2 (0:0)

1:0 Rodenberg (52., own goal) 	  
2:0 Knappmann (62.) 	  
2:1 Heppke (69.)
2:2 Sawin (79.)

Attendance: 5,480 (Stadion Am Zoo, Wuppertal)

WUPPERTAL: 
Semmler – Schumacher, Reichert, Wiwerink, El Hammouchi – Meier, Moosmayer – Neppe (84. Cornelius), Fleßers, Boztepe (75. Quotschalla) – Knappmann (90. Wassinger). 
Trainer: Jörg Jung 

RW ESSEN: 
Lamczyk – Dombrowka, Laletin, Rodenberg, Guirino (84. Tokat) – Heppke – Avci, Pires-Rodrigues (62. Lemke) , Grund – Sawin, Koep (73. Ellmann). 
Trainer: Waldemar Wrobel 

Yellows: Neppe, Semmler - Guirino, Laletin 

Referee: Thorben Siewer (Drolshagen) 
 
REGIONALLIGA WEST

MSV Duisburg II	        -   1. FC Köln II	     1:1 (0:1)      90
Sportfreunde Lotte	-   Sportfreunde Siegen	     4:1 (3:0)     780
Rot-Weiß Oberhausen	-   Bayer Leverkusen II	     2:1 (1:1)   1,652
Wuppertaler SV 	        -   Rot-Weiss Essen	     2:2 (0:0)   5,480
VfL Bochum II	        -   SSVg Velbert	     1:2 (1:1)     170
Borussia M'gladbach II  -   SC Verl	             4:1 (3:1)     276
FC Viktoria Köln	-   Fortuna Köln	     1:3 (0:0)   6,214
SC Wiedenbrück 2000	-   Fortuna Düsseldorf II    2:2 (2:0)     230
FC Schalke 04 II	-   SV Bergisch Gladbach 09  1:1 (1:1) 	   169
FC Kray	                -   VfB Hüls	             2:0 (1:0)     349


 1  Fortuna Köln	  	18   12   2   4    35:16  +19 	  38
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 2  FC Schalke 04 II	  	18   11   4   3    32:16  +16 	  37
 3  FC Viktoria Köln (N)	17   11   3   3    40:19  +21 	  36
 4  Rot-Weiss Essen	  	17   10   5   2    29:18  +11 	  35
 5  Sportfreunde Lotte	  	17   10   4   3    33:18  +15 	  34
 6  Sportfreunde Siegen (N)	18    9   4   5    29:17  +12 	  31
 7  Wuppertaler SV Bor.	  	18    7   6   5    30:25  +5 	  27 
 8  SC Verl	  	        18    6   6   6    34:28  +6 	  24
 9  VfL Bochum II	  	17    7   3   7    19:18  +1 	  24
10  Rot-Weiß Oberhausen (A)	17    7   2   8    28:34  -6 	  23
11  SSVg Velbert (N)	  	18    6   4   8    18:27  -9 	  22
12  1. FC Köln II	  	17    5   6   6    30:30   0 	  21 
13 SV Bergisch Gladbach (N)	17    6   2   9    16:27  -11 	  20
14  Bayer Leverkusen II	  	17    5   3   9    23:29  -6 	  18
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15  MSV Duisburg II (N)	  	18    4   6   8    20:27  -7 	  18
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16  Borussia M'gladbach II	17    5   3   9    16:28  -12 	  18 
17  VfB Hüls (N)	  	18    4   4   10   18:34  -16 	  16 
18  SC Wiedenbrück 2000	  	17    3   5   9    22:33  -11 	  14 
19  FC Kray (N)	  	        17    4   2   11   19:37  -18 	  14 
20  Fortuna Düsseldorf II       17    3   4   10   19:29  -10 	  13



Top club to playoffs. 
Bottom 5 clubs relegated, 15th relegated depending on 3.Liga

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