TSV 1860 Munich has strengthened its position as a candidate for promotion by setting the starting record in the 3rd division. Coach Michael Köllner’s team defeated Hallesche FC 3-1 (1-0) on Friday evening. Like the Offenbacher Kickers in the 2010/11 season, the “Lions” won their first five games.

In the sold-out Grünwalder Stadion, Martin Kobylanski (34th minute) scored with a fine volley, Yannick Deichmann (61st) followed up and Joseph Boyamba (79th) scored for the sixties. Boyamba, who came on after the break, converted a penalty kick he was responsible for. Halles Andor Bolyki (74th) caused tension again with a header before the third “Löwen” goal. “We wanted to win our fifth game. It was difficult. The team gives everything on the pitch,” said Köllner at Magentasport.

After a yellow-red card for Tunay Deniz for repeated foul play (27th), the guests acted temporarily outnumbered. From the 56th minute, the number on the field was equal again: 1860 professional Tim Rieder saw the red card for gross foul play. The many cards from the referee, who showed 14 yellow cards in addition to the dismissals, also annoyed 1860 coach Köllner. He was forced to replace warned players like goal scorer Kobylanski.

The “lions” dominated the home game, which was marked by many warnings, and can now relax and watch the efforts of the pursuers at the weekend. On the previous matchdays, the league leaders had already won in Dresden (4:3), against Oldenburg (1:0) and Meppen (4:0), as well as in Verl (1:0).