In the last eleven days, Bayern II have played two games, taking on Unterhaching on March 18th, and FC Memmingen on March 24th. The game against Unterhaching was lost by a score of 4-1, and the one against Memmingen ended in a 0-0 draw.
Unterhaching vs Bayern II:
The game got off to a promising start after Phillipp Steinhart was fouled in the box. Patrick Weihrauch stepped up to take the penalty and slotted it home to give the team an early lead 16 minutes into the game.
Things only went down hill from there. After managing to somehow not concede on an attack by Unterhaching in the 29th minute, the ensuing corner fell to Maximilian Nicuo who found the back of the net with a right footed shot into the bottom right corner to knot the score up at 1. Four minutes later, a high ball fell in behind the defense and should have been easily cleared by Andreas Rössl. Unfortunately the Bayern keeper missed the ball completely, giving Alexander Sieghart an open net to score on, effectively giving Unterhaching the lead.
In the 58th minute, Bayern man Niclas Feldhan saw his second yellow card of the game and was sent off this pitch. This opened the flood gates for more goals, with all of them coming in the next 10 minutes. The first came in the 62nd on a breakaway through Sascha Bigalke, and the second on a header by Alexander Winkler, for a final score of 4-1.
FC Memmingen Amateure vs Bayern II:
In front of 1,800 fans at the Memminger Arena, Bayern II and Memmingen fought to a 0-0 draw that should have probably ended in a Bayern victory.
The away side got off to a fast start, with Marco Stefandls shot from outside the box testing the Memmingen goalkeeper early. Bayern continued to attack early, with Bösl and Micheli combining down the right hand side in what resulted in a shot that looked to be saved off the line by a Memmingen defender. The rebound by Mario Crnicki was then kept out on a fine reflex save by Memmingen keeper Martin Gruber.
The second half continued to see Bayern in control but unable to come away with the winner. While they did have to deal with players on international breaks and a mutitude of injuries, its fair to say that a tie was a disappointing result against a Memmingen team currently sitting in 13th place.
After 26 match-days, Bayern II sit in 6th place, 9 points behind league leaders Regensburg (who have one less game played). Barring a miracle, it's safe to say that promotion into the 3rd division will have to wait until next year. Next up, the reserves will host SpVgg Greuther Fürth on Friday, April 1st.