The League Season Comes to an End for Union's Women

Final Regionalliga Fixture vs. Bischofswerda

Thu, 30. May 2024
The League Season Comes to an End for Union's Women

On Sunday, June 2, 2024, the women's team of 1. FC Union Berlin will play the last game of their Regionalliga Nordost season as they host Bischofswerdaer FV. With a win they would become the first team since the league was founded in 1991 to complete a perfect season without dropping a single point.

The opponents

Bischofswerdaer FV are still struggling to avoid relegation shortly with the end of the season looming. They are currently 10th in the table with 15 points, but since local rivals 1. FFC Fortuna Dresden's surprising 3-2 away win at 1. FFC Turbine Potsdam II last weekend, the Blue & Whites are only two points ahead of 11th place. Fortuna face Türkiyemspor at the same time on Sunday.

However, it is still unclear whether 11th place will actually lead to relegation at the end of the season, something that in turn also depends on Union. Should Union emerge victorious from the two promotion matches against SV Henstedt-Ulzburg and be promoted to the 2. Bundesliga, 11th place would entitle them to stay in the league. 

Bischofswerda, who have been playing in the Regionalliga Nordost since 2017, have lost all of their last five matches. Last weekend, the team led by Tino Gottlöber, who has been head coach since the women's section was founded in 2012, lost 4-0 to Hertha BSC. Alongside bottom-placed Berolina Mitte, Bischofswerda are also the only team in the league not to have won away from home so far this season, picking up just four points on the road.

The head to head

The last time the sides met, before Christmas, Union won 5-0 on a treacherous, snow-covered surface in Bischofswerda. Sarah Abu Sabbah and Lisa Heiseler each scored a brace, while Dina Orschmann also scored.

There have been a total of nine encounters so far. Union side have won eight, Bischofswerda just the one.

The personnel

Head coach Ailien Poese will be without Maria Cristina Lange, Pauline Wimmer, Anna Weiß and Sophie Trojahn on Sunday due to injury.

The coach's views ahead of the game

“We're looking forward to the last home game of the season before the promotion play-offs," said an optimistic Ailien Poese, Union's head coach, in midweek. "Bischofswerda are a strong team that can always pose a danger going forwards, and they are also still in a relegation battle. We're prepared for a battle, want to make the most of our opportunities and keep challenging our opponents with fast-paced play.” 

Service information

The match will kick off at 14:00 on Sunday at the Fritz-Lesch-Sportplatz in Dörpfeldstraße. Admission is free.