Sports from the weekend. First win of the season for Merzdorf players

After a successful weekend for FCE, Lausitzer Handball Club Cottbus suffered a defeat. Both the men’s 1st team and the youth A team lost their away games. The boys from Rot-Weiss Merzdorf picked up their first win of the season against FSV Spremberg in the basement clash. On Sunday, the VfB Krieshov-Blau Weiss Zorbau game ended in a draw with a score of 1:1. The game between “Burger Jungs” and “Disenchen/Haasov” ended with the same result and for the second time.

FOOTBALL Regional League

Energi Cottbus remain unbeaten at home and take their sixth win in their sixth home game. FCE met newly promoted Greifswalder FC for the first time and won 3-1 with goals from Malcolm Badu (56′), Jonas Hildebrandt (63′) and Erik Hotman (85′). Charles Richardson II was able to score an intermediate goal (65th). The win moves Cottbus two points behind AK Berlin, who lost 4-2 to Chemnitz on Friday. ->> Read more here


Andy Hebler’s 29th-minute goal was not enough to earn Oberliga’s VfB Kriesów the three points they were hoping for. Blau Weiss Zorbau equalized before half-time in front of almost 300 spectators, so it was finally a draw. VfB Kriesów are now fifth in the Oberliga, six points behind leaders Eilenburg.


FC Energie’s U19 Bundesliga side narrowly lost 1-0 to RB Leipzig. Sadly, the Saxons’ winning goal came just eight minutes from time.

Energies B-Youth did not progress beyond a 1-1 draw against Chemnitz FC U16s. FCE equalized after 33 minutes with an early goal from the visitors (3rd).

Against Hertha in the regional league, the Energy youngsters scored three goals in each half to secure a clean 6-1 win and second place in the table.


Leaders Burg drew for the second time in the tenth game as the game against Diessenchen/Hasso ended 1-1. However, chasers Kausche/Drebkau failed to capitalize on that as they lost 1:2 to Weltsov. Burg are now three points clear of chasers Dissenchen/Haasow.

Bottom light Merzdorf came out on top in a basement clash against FSV Spremberg for their first win of the season. Steffen Biener, Carl Siegfried Mann and Nikola Ubiraev made the score 3-1. Next game: Guben II – Sielow 3:0, TSV/Kiekebusch – Victoria 3:3, Branitz – Forst 3:6, Brizen/Diessen – VfB 3:0, Schorbus – Cairo 1:0


Unfortunately, both LHC Cottbus Men and A Youth lost their best games. The men fell short at HSV Insel Usedom after a 16:18 break to end 30:35. It wasn’t until the final minutes, when the home side scored three goals in a row from Ahlbeck in the Pommernhalle, that the result became clear. The most successful shooter of the day was Alexander Olkowski of Albeck with twelve goals, Nikola Kulmey scored ten times in the goal of “Cottbus”.

After a battle between the two unbeaten top sides of the A-Jugend-Oberliga, previous runners-up SG Vorpommern and a 28-24 win against LHC went unbeaten at the top of the table.

BILLIARDS Bundesliga

After a 1226 to 1145 game against Spremberg, champions Leuten/Osnig were level on points with leaders Chemnitz. The two leaders of the table Osnig and Chemnitz, who have no points lost, meet in “Schön Oßnig” already next weekend.

The following results were recorded in the fifth and sixth rounds.

Tschernitz – Buschow 1306. 1120, Neuzauche – Netzen 1198. 1214, Britz – Spremberg 1182 – 1237,

Tschernitz – Netzen 1181. 1166, Neuzauche – Burg 1190. 1128:

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