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MATHEW WAGNER - Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Marc Heider found the back of the net in a Holstein Kiel win, while Royal-Dominique Fennell and the Stuttgarter Kickers catapulted to the top of the 3.Liga standings with a win.

Dynamo Dresden 1 - 2 Holstein Kiel

Marc Heider and Holstein Kiel needed a late goal to pick up three points in Dresden on Tuesday.

Heider went the distance at forward for the Storks, who moved into 11th place with the win.

Not much of note happened in the first half an hour for either squad, and after that, both teams wasted solid chances by shooting well off target. Heider ended the stalemate in the 41st minute, though, as the German-American received a cross from Marcel Gebers near the right post and used his left foot to volley the ball into the back of the net.

The Storks held that lead until the 68th minute, when Dresden equalized. Justin Eilers and Sylvano Comvalius connected at the top of the 18-yard box, and Eilers' 16-yard shot went into the back of the net.

Just when it seemed like the match was going to end in a tie, Kiel managed to steal a match-winner in the 89th minute. Heider headed along a cross to Manuel Schäffer, who, after controlling the ball in the middle of the box, passed back to Tim Siedschlag. The midfielder one-timed it inside the right post for a goal and the three points.

Kiel hosts Preußen Münster on Saturday.

Borussia Dortmund II 1 - 3 1. FSV Mainz II

A strong second-half performance for Mainz doomed Joe Gyau and Dortmund II in 3.Liga action on Tuesday.

Gyau started and went the distance for Dortmund II, while Junior Flores was an unused substitute.

It took six minutes for Mainz to take the lead off a cross from the right wing. Patrick Plücke was unmarked in front of net and headed the ball for the goal.

In the 24th minute, Dortmund found an answer. Gyau and David Solga combined to get the ball to Tammo Harder, who scored his third goal of the season.

In the second half, Mainz took over and put the hosts on their back feet. Mitsura Maruoka saved a shot off the line, and Dortmund goalkeeper Zlatan Alomerovic had to block a penalty from Pascal Reinhardt in the 58th minute to keep the match close.

In the 68th minute, though, Mainz finally broke through to take the lead. The away team broke though the left side of the Dortmund defense to find Mounir Bouziane, who put his shot into the back of the net. In the 78th minute, Mainz put the match to bed, when Reinhardt beat Alomerovic for Mainz's third goal.

With the loss, Dortmund II dropped into ninth place, and the Schwarzgelben return to action on Saturday at Halle.

Stuttgarter Kickers 2 - 0 Chemnitzer FC

Thanks to two second-half goals, Royal-Dominique Fennell and the Stuttgarter Kickers picked up three points against Chemnitz on Wednesday to jump to the top of the 3.Liga standings.

Fennell started and went the distance for the Kickers, who sit in first place in the German third division with 13 points through six matches.

Outside of a chance for Elia Soriano in the 12th minute, there wasn't much to the first half, but in the second half, the Kickers took control, starting with a goal in the 53rd minute. Besar Halimi got behind the defense on a long ball, and he passed back to Soriano, who slotted his 14-yard shot home to the Chemnitz goalkeeper's left.

A Nils Rössler red card in the 80th minute boosted the Kickers' cause, and they sealed the deal with a Vincenzo Marchese penalty in the 85th minute.

The Kickers next play on Sunday at Bielefeld.

Notes

Jerome Kiesewetter played the final 28 minutes in Stuttgart II's 2-1 loss to Regensburg.
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