In Mülheim, Anton Boomes managed to take the lead in Krefeld before the young CHTC goalkeeper Lasse Kille was increasingly challenged. The only 17-year-old keeper made a strong save overall, but was unable to prevent the two goals from Mülheim. The guests were defensively good, but the greater goal danger came from the Mülheim team. Five minutes before the break, Anton Boomes scored to make it 2-2, but Mülheim’s Max Godau cleverly used a superior number to take a 3-2 lead at half-time. Ex-Krefeld player Henrik Mertgens expanded this, but the CHTC now developed more of a move towards the goal and were rewarded with a goal from Elias Friedrich. More penalty corners from Krefeld were saved and the hosts increased the lead to 5:3 (43rd) through Max Godau. The game clearly increased in intensity and Mülheim developed a chance advantage, but failed due to Lasse Kille. Not so with the Krefelders, who shortened thanks to Anton Boomes’ counterattack and then equalized with a corner variation by Lucas Bachmann. In the remaining minutes, Mülheim acted with a majority and used this to make it 6:5 (60th). Due to the late goals conceded in both games, the Krefeld lost a total of three points. “The goals we conceded late are of course very unfortunate for us and we still have room for improvement, but we’ve also seen a lot of good things. We will train hard this week to get our first win of the season against DSD Düsseldorf,” said CHTC coordinator Hans-Werner Satory.