Review: Tennis Borussia Berlin v Nordberliner SC

There were unbelievable scenes at the Mommsenstadion yesterday evening as TeBe came from a goal behind against Nordberliner SC to score 3 goals in the last 6 minutes and win the game, sparking mass jumping, beer spilling, fence climbing and air punching. TeBe dominated the game from the off but were denied by some great goalkeeping, the woodwork and some typically TeBe style finishing enabling the away side to get ahead with their only chance of the game, a break away in the TeBe half resulting in Tom-Niclas Zeih rounding Alexander Kynass in the TeBe goal and slotting home.

A team described by one of our esteemed friends as “absolutely fucking awful” following their game against Wilmersdorf on Sunday had managed to upset the home fans and the balance of play and were then set up to defend that lead for the rest of the match. This was a tactic that was eventually their undoing as the TeBe pressure built and built and built, exploding on 84 minutes as that man, Micha “Magic Mickey Foot” Fuß leaped up high in the box and nodded home the opener following a lovely floated cross in from the left from Tom Kirstein .

TeBe were clearly motivated by this goal and were very keen to push for the points that they deserved and just 2 minutes later, the team and their dedicated and vociferous supporters, were rewarded as Hamdi Chamki found himself one on one with the keeper and slotted the ball in to the bottom right hand corner sparking absolute pandemonium in E-Block. Beer was thrown in the air, “fucking Yeaaaah” was screamed at nobody in particular, high fives were passed around and there was even some fence climbing, such was the perceived importance of that goal.

This was not where it ended though, substitute Kiyam Parlak broke away inside the Nordberliner half and was subsequently tripped as he entered the box, making a meal of it straight out of Gareth Bales horrible cheaty little recipe book but that was besides the point, the penalty was given, the Nordberliner defender sent off and Micha was able to score his 5th of the season, doubling his tally and putting the game out of the reach of the away side. At Full-Time, the customary celebrations with the players were even more happy and boisterous than usual and the team seemed absolutely delighted, not only with themselves for turning around a 1 goal deficit in such emphatic fashion but also with their supporters, who sung the team home and congratulated each player individually at the end of the game.

Up next for TeBe is the infamous Gatow away trip, home of last seasons “drunkest day out” award. A boat trip over Wannsee, beers on the other side and a good selection of beer, schnapps and food at the ground make it one of the most enjoyable trips you can have in the City (if the weather is nice, anyway). On the pitch,  Gatow have been inconsistent so far this season winning 2 and losing 2 of their opening matches. They also play tonight away in Staaken.

Nordberliner won’t be too disheartened by their start to life in the Berlin Liga and can be encouraged by some of their earlier results this season. They will be worried though as to how many chances Tennis Borussia were able to create and just how lucky they were not to have conceded many more goals than the 3 that they did. Up next for them is a home game as they welcome Prenzlauer Berg’s SV Empor Berlin to Elchdamm on Sunday at 14.00.

There is a full compliment of BerlinLiga fixtures this week and some of the other games were also played last night. The results of these can be found below.

Fuechse Berlin Reinickendorf v 1.FC Wilmersdorf 2-3

VfB Hermsdorf v FC Hertha 03 Zehlendorf 1-4

SV Tasmania Berlin v Berliner SC 2-2

Koepenicker SC v SFC Stern 1900 2-1

SF Johannisthal v SV Sparta Lichtenberg  0-1

Apologies for the lack of photos, I forgot to take my camera. Will be asking around today and will update the post as and when I’ve sourced some.

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