The all-important away goal fell on Saturday with the last action of the hard-fought game. Havelses striker Kevin Schumacher had taken a free kick almost 30 meters in front of the goal before he collapsed with cramps in both legs. TSV captain Tobias Fölster shot centrally on the Schweinfurt goal, where the ball keeper Luis Zwick slipped through his fingers – in the fourth minute of stoppage time.
So it could be something with the big farewell present from Havelses trainer Jan Zimmermann, who moves to Hannover 96 after the season. In the second leg on June 19 (1:00 p.m.) his team has all the trumps in hand against the favored Bavarian representative. NDR.de will broadcast the game live from the Wilhelm Langrehr Stadium in Garbsen.
Zimmermann: A tad better in the second leg
“We played with a lot of heart and passion and didn’t win undeservedly,” said Zimmermann. “I’m sorry for Schweinfurt’s goalkeeper that he made this late mistake in such an important game.” Havelse has not yet reached its destination. “But I am confident that we will play a little better in the second leg.”
Best chances of the Havelse according to standards
From the beginning, Havelse was not impressed by the loud and not exactly imaginative chants (“Scheiß Niedersachsen”, “Stand up, if you are Schnüdel”) of the 1,000 admitted spectators in Schweinfurt. The TSV players pushed up and accelerated, but initially they only became really dangerous in set pieces.
In the third minute, Havelse could have scored the all-important away goal from a corner. But first, Zwick quickly fended off a header from Schumacher. Adam Jabiri cleared the line against the pursuing Fölster. Noah Plume put a free kick from Leon Damer from five meters into the side netting (15th). The Schweinfurters, known as “Schnüdel”, owed nothing offensively. TSV keeper Norman Quindt had the upper hand in a one-on-one against Amar Suljic who had run free (12th). When Daniel Adlung’s diving header hit the crossbar, the Zimmermann team was lucky (20th).
No tactical banter
Both teams delivered an intense, sometimes disgusting exchange of blows. And although no goals were scored for a long time, there was no sign of tactical skirmishes in Lower Franconia. After an hour the aluminum stood in the way of the guests: Schumacher hit the post after the preparation of the strong midfield driver Damer from the rotation. It was only when their strength began to wane in the closing stages that the two third division contenders were a little bit afraid of conceding a goal and not being able to iron out the mistake. Rightly so, as the happy goal of Garbsen showed seconds before the final whistle.
Matchday 1, June 12, 2021 1:00 p.m.