Second division relegated VfL Osnabrück has maintained its chance of promotion in the 3rd division thanks to great morale. Coach Daniel Scherning’s team beat SC Verl 3-2 (1-1) despite two deficits.
In fifth place in the table, Lower Saxony (51 points) are now seven points behind the relegation rank occupied by Eintracht Braunschweig (58). Osnabrück, who have three wins from the past four games, have played two games less.
Marc Heider (85th) scored the winning goal for Lower Saxony in front of 10,000 spectators at the Bremen Bridge. Ron Berlinski (20′) and Aaron Berzel (67′) had previously brought the guests forward, Haktab Omar Traore (31′) and Sebastian Klaas (73′, penalty kick) equalized twice.
Coach Michel Kniat’s team from Los Angeles is still in 17th place and thus on a relegation zone. The saving shore is four meters away.