Second division leaders SV Darmstadt 98 started the second half of the season with a commanding victory. The Hessians defeated SSV Jahn Regensburg 2-0 (2-0) on Saturday. Braydon Manu in the 18th minute and Fabian Holland (29th) scored the goals for Darmstadt. Regensburg’s Scott Kennedy saw the red card early on (22′).
The first pursuer of the lilies is 1. FC Heidenheim, at least until this Sunday. Coach Frank Schmidt’s team won 2-0 (0-0) against Hansa Rostock after late goals from Tim Kleindienst (80′) and Florian Pick (88′). In the third afternoon game, Holstein Kiel prevailed 2-1 (0-1) against Bundesliga relegated SpVgg Greuther Fürth. (dpa)
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