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The Boys in Brown followed up the 2-0 win at league rivals Hannover 96 with a 4-0 defeat of fifth-division BW Lohne in front of 600 spectators on Wednesday evening. Guido Burgstaller gave his side a long overdue lead just before the break before Maximilian Dittgen, Simon Makienok and Lukas Daschner added further goals in the second half.

The Boys in Brown dictated the proceedings from the off and pinned the fifth-division outfit back in their own half, but chances for Daniel-Kofi Kyereh from range, Luca Zander with a header and Guido Burgstaller from a narrow angle all went begging in the opening stages. Lohne looked to get forward occasionally but most of their attacking forays petered out early. The home side defended with 11 men just in front of their own penalty area, a tactic that resulted in no further opportunities until Kyereh rifled a shot over the top from a couple of metres outside the box on 19. The same player had a shot blocked three minutes later and was then denied by Lohne keeper Christoph Bollmann. Soon after that, Kyereh dispatched a volley narrowly off target from a tight angle.

It remained one-way traffic and when Lars Ritzka delivered a low ball in Bollmann was a touch faster to the ball than Burgstaller. The striker also registered the next couple of chances, heading wide on 36 minutes before Bollmann got down quickly to defuse the Austrian's shot from the edge of the box. The deadlock was finally broken just before the break. Luis Coordes crossed the ball into the middle from the left and Kyereh chested it down in textbook fashion for Burgstaller to find the bottom left corner from seven metres.

Guido Burgstaller exploited the space in the Lohne box to open the scoring with a clinical finish from seven metres.

Guido Burgstaller exploited the space in the Lohne box to open the scoring with a clinical finish from seven metres.

Head coach Timo Schultz fielded almost a new side in the second half, with only Luis Coordes and youngster Max Brandt continuing. His team struggled to break down the Lohne rearguard, though they did make things easy for the hosts by overcomplicating things and lacking pace in their passing. The first chance finally arrived 20 minutes into the half when Coordes crossed from the right for Maximilian Dittgen to score with a diving header at the near post.

Lohne were gaining in courage and fashioned a great chance almost immediately, but Christopher Schepp drilled his shot just wide of the goal. Minutes later, Jonas Burke also went close with a volley from a corner. The Boys in Brown then showed them how it was done, Simon Makienok netting with a low shot from a Dittgen pass on 79. And two minutes from time Lukas Daschner added a fourth with a shot into the top right corner.

Head coach Timo Schultz after the match: "In the first half we dominated the game and radiated desire. We created several chances but didn't take them. At the back we gave next to nothing away, we always had a man over and covered for each other. It got a bit wilder in the second half, there were lots of technical errors. That might be down to the three sessions yesterday and the one this morning. Nevertheless, I can expect it to work better in 45 minutes, even though we did score three goals. We could have had no complaints if Lohne had scored in the second half."


BW Lohne (starting XI)

Bollmann - Düker, Oevermann, Homer, Prüne, Wetserhoff, Selke, Placke, Sieve, Gill, Tönnies

Cheftrainer: Henning Riesselmann


FC St. Pauli

Vasilj (Smarsch 46') - Zander (Dittgen 46'), Ziereis (Teixeira 46'), Dźwigała (Medić 46'), Ritzka (Paqarada 46') - Smith (Aremu 46'), Becker (Benatelli 46'), Brandt (Buchtmann 75'), Kyereh (Daschner 46') - Burgstaller (Makienok 46'), Coordes

Head coach: Timo Schultz


Goals: 0-1 Burgstaller (42'), 0-2 Dittgen (65'), 0-3 Makienok (78'), 0-4 Daschner (89')

Referee: Theodor Potiyenko

Attendance: 600



Photos: FC St. Pauli