Weather conditions were fairly good for football, and Arena auf Herne
saw a crowd turnout of 16933. Filip Werner
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Kristian Løvelund
and Luis Vara
Everyone was excited about the upcoming Nordrhein-Westfalen
derby and the crowd was divided evenly.
Herne decided to use a 3-4-3 set up.
The following players had been chosen: Lee - Kızgın, Blaya, Elstermeier - Kolka, Falero, Sønderlund, Nitzinger - Kleinlinden, Epe, Houssami.
A 3-5-2 alignment was the formation of choice for Lüdenscheider.
The following players took the field: Pernecker - Hein, Edl, Fieger - Fubel, Schomer, Hoenigmann-Neuwirth, Kronbichler, Hug - Rochow, Rhine.
The referee showed Lüdenscheider's R. Fubel
the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge.
of Lüdenscheider was booked for kicking the ball away after the whistle.
A lovely run by Lüdenscheider's R. Fubel
left his markers for dead and should have resulted in a goal, but the finish went just wide.
35 minutes into the game, W. Schomer
almost gave the visitors the lead, as he clipped a delicate lob over the keeper, but the ball glanced harmlessly off the crossbar.
With 37 minutes played, K. Epe
of Herne fell dramatically just outside the penalty area. However, the referee was unimpressed, and booked him for diving.
38 minutes into the game, W. Schomer
had to leave the pitch due to a knee injury. In came S. Strauß
was handed the Lüdenscheider captain's armband.
At 39 minutes played, K. Epe
came in from the right with the intention of giving Herne the lead, but his rocket of a shot rattled the crossbar.
What ever got into W. Kronbichler
, the crowd mumbled, as he suddenly struck a cross pass through his own defence - ending up right in front of Herne's F. Kleinlinden
, who easily put the ball away for 1 - 0 after 40 minutes.
1 - 0 was the halftime score.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Lüdenscheider, with 52 percent of the ball.
The visitors refused to give in and, after 64 minutes, A. Fieger
evened things up as he finished off a perfect pass from the right. 1 - 1
After several obvious shirt pulling incidents, R. Elstermeier
got himself booked. The manager of Herne was not happy.
With 77 minutes played, the home side managed to get a 2 - 1 lead as F. Kleinlinden
flipped the ball in after a cross from the right.
levelled the score for Lüdenscheider, making it 2 - 2 on a free kick that went in by way of the right post.
of Herne received a yellow card after 80 minutes for unsportsmanlike behaviour.
A penalty was given after 83 minutes, allowing the visitors to gain the lead: 2 - 3. R. Fubel
was the scorer.
Lüdenscheider's U. Rochow
was shown a yellow card for standing over the ball and blocking an opponent's quick free kick after 84 minutes.
Herne claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 51 percent.
The most dominating Herne player was without a doubt A. Houssami
On the other hand, S. Falero
's play was disheartening.
performed admirably for Lüdenscheider.
was a disappointment, however.
The match ends 2 - 3.