Meppen/Oldenburg (dpa/lni) – VfB Oldenburg, SV Meppen and VfL Osnabrück united after the ninth matchday in the 3rd soccer league at the weekend and late goals. All three clubs are currently in mid-table. In a lackluster third division game, coach Tobias Schweinsteiger did not bring in his first away win with his team from Osnabrück on Sunday. At SC Freiburg II, the Lower Saxony got a fair 1: 1 (0: 0). A late lead by the hosts in the 80th minute by Vincent Vermeij was equalized by Marc Heider shortly afterwards (82nd).
After three matchdays with the new coach Schweinsteiger, VfL have scored four points. “It’s going in the right direction and so we’re happy with the point today,” said Heider.
VfB Oldenburg also drew 1-1 (1-0) at home against the other newly promoted SpVgg Bayreuth on Saturday and also ended their fifth game in a row without defeat. Nevertheless, coach Dario Fossi was not satisfied with his team’s game: “The equalizer was totally unnecessary. We defended everything very well and then it happened in the last action with a long ball. It’s very annoying for us,” he said MagentaSport. After Max Wegner’s opening goal (29′), the promoted team conceded a late equalizer from Bayreuth’s Markus Ziereis (86′).
The Meppen team also lost their three-point win late in the game against Viktoria Köln. Because of Seokju Hong’s goal in the first minute of added time, the Emslanders had to settle for a 2-2 (1-0) win on Saturday.
“If I see the performance today over long stretches, then we’re getting better and better in positional play and braver in pressing. We just have to learn to bring the games to the end,” said SVM coach Stefan Krämer. The Meppen goals were scored by Sascha Risch (29th) and Marvin Pourié with a penalty (61st). In between, Patrick Koronkiewicz (56th) equalized.
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