The Borussia Dortmund women’s footballers have won their away game against Rot-Weiß Unna by a 4-1 (1-0) scoreline and are closing in on another perfect season. Three goals in the space of four second-half minutes sealed the result. Hannah Goosmann scored her first goal in the Bezirksliga.

“Job done,” was the way BVB coach Thomas Sulewski opened his statement on the match. It was a win that fell into the hard-fought category. Like they did in the reverse fixture, RWU caused Borussia several problems. Defensively, the home side gave nothing away except for a shot by Ana Louisa Haslsteiner (27); offensively, BVB goalkeeper Sandra Schröer had to intervene time after time to stop her team from falling behind. Schröer thwarted the biggest opportunity in the 38th minute when she saved a shot from Linda Tümmler. “We knew that Unna would defend with discipline and well,” said Sulewski, in recognition of the opposition’s performance.

But just when the around 300 spectators in attendance at the ETS-Stadion Süd were expecting level terms at the break, Dortmund struck. Hannah Goosmann intercepted an underhit backpass to Unna goalkeeper Michelle Gros and slotted the ball inside the near post to make it 1-0 (45+1). For Goosmann, who spent a long spell on the sidelines injured in the first half of the season, it was a first Bezirksliga goal. “It was a very nice feeling to be back in the starting line-up and obviously to score too,” said Goosmann, while her coach Sulewski added: “I’m hugely delighted about Hannah’s goal because she has worked hard to be in the starting XI.”

The home team came out of the changing rooms with a lot of momentum and were rewarded for their effort in the 55th minute. Tümmler exploited an error in BVB’s build-up play and scored a not undeserved leveller. “A gift,” said Sulewski, who immediately made a triple change and brought on Mandy Reinhardt and Marie Grothe to increase the goal threat.

Four strong minutes ultimately secured the result: Haslsteiner tapped home to make it 2-1 after a Vanessa Kuhl shot had been saved (69), before Unna player Mara Jo Grohmann turned a Kuhl corner-kick into her own net (71) and substitutes Reinhardt and Grothe then teamed up to round off the scoring at 4-1. Reinhardt went clean through on the opposition goal until she reached keeper Gros and then picked out the run of Grothe, who effortlessly slotted into the empty net (73). “We got lucky with the substitutions because things got better after that and we deserved to win,” Sulewski concluded.

The BVB Women will have the chance to win their next trophy on Thursday 18 May (kick-off 16:30 CET). They will go into the Kreispokal final against Eintracht Dorstfeld at Sportpark Brechten as the reigning champions.

BVB Women: Schröer – Gerres (Auffenberg, 46), Jung, Rechenbach (Bergmann, 76), Klemann (Glänzer, 56) – Becker – Lau, Rogge-Herper (Grothe, 56), Haslsteiner, Kuhl – Goosmann (Reinhardt, 56)

Goals: 0-1 Goosmann (45+1), 1-1 Linda Tümmler (55), 1-2 Haslsteiner (69), 1-3 Grohmann (own goal, 71), 1-4 Grothe (73)