The Borussia Dortmund women's footballers played out a 2-2 (2-1) draw with Borussia Dröschede in the Landesliga. The stalemate saw Sulewski's charges ousted from top spot in the table on Matchday 6.
Borussia Dortmund only ever tasted victory in the Kreisliga and Bezirksliga. The run ended on Sunday. The BVB women left the pitch without winning for the first time on their 46th league outing.
Three weeks after their last competitive appearance, the Borussia ladies made a nervous start against their aggressive visitors. Simple possession giveaways and errors in build-up play were the result. As the match wore on, the Black & Yellows settled into the game better and were rewarded with two quickfire goals. Marie Grothe made it 1-0 from a Marah Tayeh cross (32), with Danelle Tan doubling the lead to 2-0 only two minutes later. But a converted penalty reduced the deficit and made for the half-time score (37).
The unmarked Mandy Reinhardt could have added a third goal after the interval but failed to find the net with her lob. That was punished with merciless efficiency by Dröschede, whose second shot also resulted in a goal. Sabrina Maihöfer levelled the scores for the fourth-placed team (67).
BVB had two major chances to seal the victory in the closing stages, but both Mia Macarena Bedarf (72) and Tan (86) saw their efforts thwarted by visiting shot-stopper Kathrin Bothor. "We were not 100% in the game at any point in time. Our opponents used simple means to break us down and we were not prepared to give that extra few percentage points in the challenges," said coach Thomas Sulewski after the final whistle.
The first dropped points also saw Borussia Dortmund ousted from top spot in the table by TV Brechten. The top-of-the-table clash in Brechten will take place at 15:15 CET on Sunday 8 October. According to Sulewski, a different attitude will be needed to wrest back pole position. "We need to play with passion and heart in every game in order to pick up the three points in the Landesliga."
BVB women: Schröer – Tayeh, Haslsteiner, Glänzer, Klemann – Becker (Naceva, 62) – Lau (Greulich, 62), Grothe, Bedarf, Tan – Reinhardt
Goals: 1-0 Grothe (32), 2-0 Tan (34), 2-1 Tolle (pen., 37), 2-2 Maihöfer (67)