U17s start with 2-0 win against Bielefeld

The U17s start the Bundesliga campaign with a victory. Two goals from set pieces secure the win against Arminia Bielefeld. Marco Wolf scored the opener from a free kick on 39 minutes. Abdul Fesenmeyer doubled the lead from a corner just before the hour mark.

“All in all, the performance was good for the opening fixture,” said the coach Jan Hoepner after the home win on Saturday. In a well-organsied display in first half, the U17s controlled the game against Bielefeld with three of the five new signings in the starting line-up and they created plenty of chances before opening the scoring.
Cem-Tuna Türkmen missed out unmarked in front of the opposition goal and Fabian Rüth also failed to find the back of the Bielefeld net with a header from a promising position. New signing Wolf was on target just before the break. He hit a free kick from the right towards the far post. The ball bounced once before going in to give the Werkself a deserved 1-0 lead.
Decider from a corner
The U17s had more of the game in the second half too, “but there weren’t so may clear-cut chances,” admitted the coach Patrick Weiser. The hosts did succeed in settling the result with time to spare.
A corner from Wolf was only half cleared by the visitors. Fesenmeyer, in the right spot on the edge of the box, trapped the ball before unleashing his effort on goal with the Bielefeld keeper was left helpless by a deflection.
Wednesday at Schalke 04
After the successful start to the season the U17s are in action again on Wednesday in the big match away to Schalke 04. The Royal Blues youngsters won their opening fixture 2-1 at VfL Bochum.
Match stats:
Bayer 04 U17: Lotka - Rüth, Türkmen (Gierseifer 50’), Azhil, Wolf, Kemper, Bukusu, Anapak, Scott (Determann 71’), Gädicke (Ekene 71’), Fesenmeyer (Hortian 78’).
Arminia Bielefeld U17: Mönig - Mika, Tchadjobo (Aydin 78’), Haßheider, Stoll, Klass, Dogan (Ben El Ouahmi 41’), Donsbruch, Kalac (Temin 64’), Ayyildiz, Borchert (Bairamov 41’).
Goals: 1-0 Wolf (39’), 2-0 Fesenmeyer (59.’.
Booked: Wolf- /.
Referee: Aarts (Goch).
Attendance: 261.


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