WSV: If only you did this every game…

Wuppertal once again never ceases to amaze. They get into a pattern of crappiness, and then suddenly turn out a good result. This one was a shock, as WSV blasted leaders Borussia Mönchengladbach II 3-0.

And it was a deserved win. WSV was unrecognizable from the team that has stunk up the league in the last few outings, and thoroughly dominated the Regionalliga West leaders. Christian Knappman was in form again, notching two goals (17 and 18). Gladbach started brightly, but WSV quickly seized the initiative and launched strong attacks against the visitors. A header from Knappmann was the reward, after a perfect cross from Maciej Zieba. The 2nd half proved more of the same, as Wuppertal amazed the miniscule crowd (remember even the revised Zoo Stadion holds around 26,000 and in old days you could pack in 35,000), but in the end even the suffering fans were impressed and gave a standing ovation. Gladbach II had been on a good run, but this loss forced them to cede leadership back to Lotte.

Of course, the season is beyond salvation, but it’s nice to get a win, probably the best performance of the season. Let’s hope it carries over into next week, for the traditional derby against Rot-Weiss Essen.

Wuppertaler SV - Borussia M'gladbach II 3:0 (1:0)

Attendance: 916 (Stadion Am Zoo)
Scoring:
1:0 Knappmann (38.)
2:0 Zieba (48.)
3:0 Knappmann (70.) 

WUPPERTAL:

Semmler -
El Hammouchi , Fleßers, Schlieter , Flottmann -
Landers, Zieba, F. Haas , Moosmayer -
Quotschalla , Knappmann        

Subs:
Meier  (75., Fleßers)
Zimmermann (75., Landers)
Herzenbruch (83., Zieba)

Trainer: Bruns

GLADBACH II:
Blaswich -
M. Zimmermann, Dams, Heubach, Odenthal -
Bastürk, Korb    -
Dowidat, Cigerci, Bieler    -
Podszus

Subs:
Platzek (46., Korb)
Tobor (60., Bieler)
Schumacher (77., Bastürk)

Trainer: Demandt

Regionalliga West

 1  Sportfreunde Lotte	  	24   15    7 	2     46:20  +26    52
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 2  Borussia M'gladbach II  	24   15    5 	4     47:30  +17    50
 3  Borussia Dortmund II  	22   12    4 	6     43:24  +19    40
 4  Eintracht Trier	  	22   12    4 	6     33:20  +13    40
 5  1. FC Kaiserslautern II  	24    9    9 	6     37:35  +2     36
 6  Fortuna Köln (N)	  	23   10    6 	7     35:34  +1     36
 7  1. FC Köln II	  	25    9    8 	8     40:35  +5     35
 8  Wuppertaler SV Bor.	  	23    9    6 	8     37:30  +7     33
 9  1. FSV Mainz 05 II	  	25    8    5 	12    34:33  +1     29
10  SC Wiedenbrück 2000	  	22    8    5 	9     28:33  -5     29
11  SC Verl      	  	23    8    4 	11    25:29  -4     28
12  FC Schalke 04 II	  	22    8    4 	10    29:37  -8     28
13  VfL Bochum II	  	24    7    7 	10    30:43  -13    28
14  Rot-Weiss Essen (N)	  	22    8    3 	11    32:40  -8     27
15  SV Elversberg	  	23    7    6 	10    26:34  -8     27
16  Bayer Leverkusen II	  	26    6    9 	11    26:35  -9     27
17  Fortuna Düsseldorf II  	25    4   11 	10    27:34  -7     23
18  SC Idar-Oberstein (N)  	22    5    5 	12    23:44  -21    20
19  TuS Koblenz (A)	  	23    3   10 	10    21:29  -8     19

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