The new Regionalliga season hasn't been the best for FC Bayern II. After nine matches in the 2014-15 season, the reserves sit eight points behind the leaders in 7th place. They'll be hoping that Friday's 2-1 against Illertissen is a sign of things to come.
Gerrit Wegkamp bagged a brace on the day to increase his team-leading goal total to five goals. This was the first loss for Illertissen in awhile as they were unbeaten in their last five matches."It feels good to have scored two goals," said Wegkamp, "but the three points for the team is much more important."
The goals came in rapid succession in the 35th and 39th minute. Wegkamp latched onto a long pass in the 35th and smashed his shot past Patrick Rösch. Then, four minutes later, Wegkamp turned in Patrick Weihrauch's cross for the 2-0 lead.
After the break, Wegkamp and Tobias Schweinsteiger both came close to adding to FC Bayern's lead, but they were unable to find the back of the net. Maximilian Löw would pull one back for Illertissen in the closing minutes, but that was as close as they would get.
It's been a tough start to the season for FCBII, as they've seen most of their top players from last year leave the club (Lukas Raeder, Kevin Friesenbichler, Alessandro Schöpf, Vladimir Rankovic, Daniel Wein) or be promoted fully to the senior side (Julian Green, Pierre Hojbjerg, Mitchell Weiser). They're still working new players into the system, and the team should start resembling a promotion-worthy side soon.
The expectation remains the same: Earn promotion into the 3.Liga.