DERBY WINNERS! BOYS IN BROWN BEAT HSV 2-0
FC St. Pauli claimed victory in the local derby on Monday night, overcoming HSV 2-0 in front of 29,226 spectators at the Millerntor. Dimitrios Diamantakos and an own goal from Rick van Drongelen settled it in favour of the Boys in Brown.
MØLLER DÆHLI: "THESE ARE THE GAMES YOU DREAM OF AS A CHILD"
Mats Møller Dæhli was a mainstay of the Boys in Brown last season, featuring in every game until early March when he was struck down by a stomach bug in the run-up to – of all games - the home derby against HSV. After the huge disappointment of missing that match, the midfielder can now hardly wait for this season’s repeat fixture. Despite suffering an injury scare on Tuesday, Møller Dæhli isn't packing himself in cotton wool until kick-off – on the contrary.
DIAMANTAKOS TARGETING MORE GOALS
The second division is currently on hold due to the first international break of the season, giving the Boys in Brown two weeks to prepare for the home derby against HSV. Dimitrios Diamantakos has been in the goals recently and had been hoping for a return to the Greece squad, but is happy to be spending the run-up to the derby with his teammates instead. The striker is looking forward to the return to fitness of Borys Tashchy and Henk Veerman and also hoping for more assists from Mats Møller Dæhli.
KICK-OFF TIME FOR ROUNDS 9-15 ANNOUNCED – THREE SATURDAY HOME GAMES
The German Football League (DFL) announced the kick-off times for weeks 9 to 15 on Wednesday. The Boys in Brown will host SV Darmstadt 98 on Saturday, 19 October (1300 CET), Karlsruher SC on Saturday, 2 November (1300 CET), VfL Bochum on Friday, 8 November (1830 CET) and Hannover 96 on Saturday, 30 November (1300 CET).
BOYS IN BROWN BEATEN BY AALBORG IN FRIENDLY
FC St. Pauli took advantage of the international break to entertain Aalborg BK in a friendly but ended up on the losing side, going down 2-0 at the Edmund Plambeck Stadium in Norderstedt on Wednesday. Kasper Kusk, with a deflected free-kick, and Iver Fossum, with a low drive, got the goals for the visitors.
ST. PAULI PEGGED BACK AT DRESDEN
What a pulsating game! A strong first-half showing saw the Boys in Brown race into a three-goal lead at Dynamo Dresden on Saturday afternoon, only for the home side to pull it back to 3-3. Dimitrios Diamantakos (2) and Waldemar Sobota got the goals for Jos Luhukay's side, Jannis Nikolaou (2) and Moussa Koné for the hosts.