Due to heavy snow and ice and very bad weather conditions most of this Game Day’s matches had to be cancelled or postponed. Only two of the scheduled six games could take place and therefore the top match wasn’t FFC Frankfurt -FCR Duisburg but instead, Turbine Potsdam- VFL Wolfsburg who waited until “the last minute” to decide whether to play or not. The game from Hamburger SV vs. FC Saarbrücken was moved to the artificial turf pitch after the officials and both teams agreed.
So the story of this Game Day is actually a short one:
Hamburg SV hosted Saarbrücken. Saarbrücken, who are fighting against relegation .started well and Icelandic International Sif Atladottir opened the game with a goal for the guests in just the second game minute with a successful penalty. But at the 8th minute, Hamburg got the equalizer by Swedish international Antonia Göransson. Another penalty, this time for Hamburg, brought the lead to 2-1 with a goal from Hamburg’s Kim Kulig, who recently recovered from an injury.. 2-1 was also the HT result. Hamburg’s Carolin Simon finally scored at 62min for the last goal of the match. It secured a 3-1 win for Hamburg and created more worries for Saarbrücken.
Turbine Postdam hosted the Wolves and were looking forward for revenge. Wolfsburg had beaten Potsdam at this season’s first leg game and Potsdam, who want to keep in touch with Frankfurt for the pole position, also wanted to change the disappointing impression of weakness they gave in the last games against Frankfurt and the league bottom team Herforder SV. Despite the heavy pitch conditions and freezing temperatures, the game kicked off and it seems that in the first half both teams were struggling more with the conditions than playing a good game. The second half brought the complete change. Starting with a goal from Anja Mittag at 59 min, Postdam dominated the game. Japan International Yuki Nagasato scored the 2-0 and Fatmira Bajramaj the 3-0. The final goal was scored in 89th min from Bianca Schmidt to end the Game with a 4-0 victory for Postdam to get back to the top of the league, but only because Frankfurt didn’t play.
Since nearly all the games were cancelled the new standing is not really informative so we’ll waive it for this week.
The games (including the postponed ones) are here:
FFC Frankfurt – FCR Duisburg PP
Bayern München – FF USV Jena PP
Herforder SV – SC Bad Neuenahr PP
SG Essen-Schönebeck – Bayer Leverkusen PP
Hamburger SV – 1 FC Saarbrücken 3-1
FFC Turbine Potsdam – VFL Wolfsburg 4-0