Kassel (dpa) – Newcomers HSC 2000 Coburg celebrated the first victory of the season in the Bundesliga handball in the eleventh attempt. The previously pointless bottom of the table surprisingly won with 32:27 (15:13) at MT Melsungen, giving a sign of life in the relegation battle.
With 2:20 points, the Oberfranken managed to overtake the penultimate TUSEM Essen (3:15). Pontus Zettermann and Florian Billek were the best pitchers in Coburg with seven goals each. Yves Kunkel scored six times for the disappointing North Hesse, which lost 11: 7 points to the top group due to the shameful bankruptcy. Defensive half Julius Kühn saw the red card five minutes before the end. “That was a catastrophe. We should not present ourselves like that,” said Melsungen national player Kai Häfner on the pay TV channel Sky.
TVB Stuttgart won their home game against GWD Minden with 30:26 (12:13) and moved up to fourth place with 15: 9 points. Patrick Zieker and Max Häfner were the most successful shooters for the Swabians with six hits each. The best pitcher for Minden was Christoffer Rambo (8 goals).
National player Philipp Weber led SC DHfK Leipzig with seven goals to a home win of 32:28 (17:12) against HSG Wetzlar. The TBV Lemgo Lippe defeated the sovereign HSG Nordhorn-Lingen 36:29 (18:11).