Peine’s footballers have not been on the lawn for a while now. Some of them are now dueling with the controller from the couch. The first semi-series of the three e-football leagues set up by the district association has now been completed. And it has shown that the well-known players who have already attracted attention at the district cup or the Lower Saxony championship are leading the way – but only in the district classes.
Before the first start of the e-football leagues, organizer Detlef Fliess had drawn the affiliation of the teams. District trophy winner Denstorf plays in the lowest division, Niedersachsen champion Oberg a league over. “It will probably take two or three seasons before the level of play is leveled,” says Niklas Hartmann from SSV Stederdorf. With his team, he is currently the hottest candidate for the first district league title.
There seems to be no getting around SSV Stederdorf. Niklas Hartmann, Alexander Manteufel and Niclas Schlord show the competition limits and have won all seven matches so far. “I knew we were not bad,” said Captain Hartmann, who had not expected this dominance anyway. The three players from Stederdorf scored a total of 89 goals and have only conceded 16 so far – the best in all three leagues in the Peine district.
The district league from SSV celebrated their highest victory in 17: 3 against Marathon Peine. The closest was 8: 3 against Denstorf, but the closest pursuer is VfB Peine with Berkay Arslan, Johannes Saliba and Semih Dogru, who only lost to Stederdorf. On January 17, there is another meeting. “We want to get through undefeated and win the title,” said Niklas Hartmann. “But we do not take it lightly. It will not be easy.” At the bottom of the table, Viktoria Woltwiesche and TSV Eixe in particular, who are currently in the relegation line, need to worry. Even Herta Equord should not be too safe yet.
Roma Rotmann, the first Lower Saxony champion in history, plays in the first district class. And together with Alex Karjaka, Oberger is right now in first place in the table – but only because of the strong goal difference of +57. For the pursuer Denstorf has also won six matches so far, including the direct duel with Fortuna. Christian Schnall, Tim Thomalla and Niklas Wilke have played one game less so far.
“They were really strong,” explains Roma Rotmann, who lost his match against Denstorf 1: 2 after a goal in the 87th minute. Alex Karjaka managed only 1: 1 against his opponent, which is why Oberger lost in the overall settlement. After the winter break, the two teams meet again directly. “We will definitely finish in the top two and move up,” Rotmann said.
“We could definitely have followed in the district league,” said the striker. It’s a shame it’s not about the title for them. “And so what. Then we just move up.” To still secure the relay victory, they had to win the second match with Denstorfern on January 10 – but second place can also go up. SG Adenstedt, TB Bortfeld and TSV Meerdorf tremble over staying up The other team from Marathon Peine is not sure yet either.
2nd district class
By drawing the teams to the leagues, there are also strong players in the lowest league. In the 2nd district class play Tom Oelke and Sven Wedekind (TSV Denstorf), as well as Dario Arlt and Gökdeniz Köntek (VfB Peine), the district cup finalists from the previous year. And both are aiming for promotion: Although Denstorf III won the direct duel, the team is currently not at the top of the table.
TSV lost to SC Germania Wierthe, for which the three Sonnenberg football players Constantin and Magnus Horaiske and Frederik Falb play. Sven Wedekind won his match 5: 2. But not Tom Oelke: “I lost 6-2 to Frederik. We also know each other privately, so I was allowed to listen to a few stupid jokes, “says Denstorf’s captain and laughs. TSV Denstorf III and VfB Peine II are favorites for promotion to the 1st district class, Marathon Peine III and Wierther at least still have outsider chances.