The winning streak continues. On Matchday 6 of the football Kreisliga, the BVB women's team underlined their title ambitions once again. In the eagerly awaited game against fourth-placed SF Ay Yildiz Derne, the league leaders won 6-0 (2-0), having improved their performance significantly in the second half.
Coach Thomas Sulewski's team impressively extended their perfect record to 18 points from a possible 18, scoring 47 goals scored with no goals conceded in the process. Meanwhile, for Derne, it was a first defeat of the season. On Tuesday 2 November, the BVB ladies will face off against Ay Yildiz Derne again in the second round of the cup. Kick-off is at 20:30 CET at the BVB football academy.
"I watched a very, very good game," Thomas Sulewski summed up after the final whistle. "In the first half, we defended superbly and didn't allow them any chances. The 2-0 scoreline going into the break didn't tell the full story. But in the second half, we were more consistent and attacked more down the wings. And we kept our shots down. The 6-0 final score didn't flatter us."
The sports complex in the north-east of the city had probably rarely experienced anything this – 500 fans had come to watch the local women's football derby live. They saw a dominant and vastly superior BVB team, who made it clear early on that they had absolutely no intention of leaving this enthralling local derby without all three points. Coach Thomas Sulewski's team let the ball do the work, passing well, and dominated the game. They showed greater maturity and were more well-drilled in the build-up play, limiting Ay Yildiz Derne to very few opportunities to get out of their own half. BVB goalkeeper Sandra Schröer was virtually a spectator throughout.
BVB almost took an early lead in the eleventh minute of the game, but before Ann-Kathrin Lau could apply the finish in acres of space, the referee ruled that she was offside. The game continued in the same fashion, and on 20 minutes, Luisa Bergmann's free kick shaved the crossbar. All that was missing for BVB was a goal, as Thomas Sulewski loudly informed his players from the touchline. Despite all their dominance, the goal would simply not go in. The biggest chance of the first half fell to Hannah Goosmann after 30 minutes, who worked some space for herself wonderfully, but fired over from 13 metres out.
Just five minutes later, the deadlock was finally broken. Ana Louisa Zabell neatly brought down a delightful free kick played in by Luisa Bergmann from 25 metres out and prodded the ball into the Derne goal for a well-earned 1-0 lead on 36 minutes. In first half injury time, Ann-Kathrin Lau got on the end of Vanessa Heim's corner to give BVB some important breathing room at 2-0.
After the break, the game became more hectic, with more robust challenges. BVB kept their cool and picked up the pace even further, utilising the wings well to extend their lead to three goals in the 53rd minute thanks to a beautiful low, driven shot into the bottom left-hand corner by Vanessa Heim. That effectively put the game to bed. The impressive Vanessa Heim scored again to make it 4-0 on 62 minutes, before Lisa Klemann added a fifth one minute later. Substitute Annika Billig latched on to Hanna Schneider's beautiful ball in the 74th minute to bring up the final score of 6-0.
BVB: Schröer - Schneider, Goosmann (Kaul, 71), Bergmann, Heim (Billig, 63), Lau (Becker, 67), Jung, Rogge-Herper (Herbig, 67), Klemann, Glänzer, Zabell
Goals: 0-1 Zabell (38), 0-2 Lau (46), 0-3 Heim (53), 0-4 Heim (62), 0-5 Klemann (63), 0-6 Billig (74)