Overcast weather free of rain made for a crowd turnout of 8592 at Zwergenwiese
today. Fabián Aliste
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Laurent Franken
and Kiet Vo
Raffi had chosen a strategic 4-4-2 formation.
Lineup: Wimpassinger - Grassnickel, Buchschachter, Stössl, Buchloh - Wünschmann, Legg, Möwenburg, Sandhofer - Fuß, Özdeş.
Rohrbach started off with a 4-4-2 lineup.
The following players had been chosen: Partsch - Listerscheid, Witz, Sagl, Klopfer - Sammüller, Schreer, Lüddecke, Buhrmann - Etzdorf, Heimgartner.
Rohrbach's C. Etzdorf
got himself booked for a foul.
After 35 minutes of play, H. Fuß
gave the home team a 1 - 0 lead after an attack coming in from the right.
had a fantastic opportunity to put Raffi up another goal 36 minutes into the match, but he fired just over the crossbar.
Rohrbach had to make a substitution after 38 minutes. T. Sammüller
limped off the field and was replaced by T. Ganster
Coming through the middle T. Ganster
almost scored the equaliser for Rohrbach after 39 minutes, but L. Wimpassinger
made an excellent save, tipping the awkwardly curled shot past the post.
1 - 0 was the score after the first half.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Rohrbach, with 52 percent of the ball.
The visitors refused to give in and, after 49 minutes, C. Etzdorf
evened things up as he finished off a perfect pass from the right. 1 - 1
received some harsh words from his coach after he acted foolishly 66 minutes into the match, probably out of lack of experience, and almost let an opponent score.
Raffi took the lead after 73 minutes as a result of F. Wünschmann
's peach of a shot from the right hand side of the box - placed beautifully in the top corner. 2 - 1.
Cheers filled the stadium as A. Özdeş
broke through the visitors' central defence to put away the ball to increase the lead to 3 - 1 to Raffi.
The visitors got one back when A. Witz
finished off a pass from the left and scored after 79 minutes. 3 - 2 was the score.
A magnificent combination in the middle resulted in Raffi's H. Grassnickel
increasing the lead to 4 - 2.
81 minutes in, Raffi's A. Özdeş
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
Possession in this half belonged to Rohrbach, who controlled the ball 51 percent of the time.
Raffi's top performer was clearly H. Fuß
On the other hand, D. Stössl
's play was disheartening.
performed admirably for Rohrbach.
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 4 - 2.