After two draws and a defeat, St. Pauli finally got their first 3 points of the season with a much improved performance against 2.Bundesliga newcomers Sandhausen. Andre Schubert had opted to keep faith with the 4-4-2 formation that had been questioned in the opening weeks of the season, and he was finally rewarded with a hard-fought victory. After an hour, it felt like it was going to be another frustrating afternoon for the boys in brown, but having survived a few scares and missed a host of chances, Fin Bartels finally found the back of the net with a superb volley from the edge of the box. Ebbers made it 2-0 on 76 minutes, but a late Sandhausen goal caused some concern. Thankfully, St. Pauli managed to hold out and pick up the first victory of the season. Next up is a two week break because of international matches, before a trip to Köln on Monday 17th September to face Holger Stanislawski’s winless side.
Team: Tschauner, Avevor, Mohr, Thorandt, Kalla, Boll, Daube, Bartels, Bruns, Saglik, Ebbers