Melsungen travelled to the Hessenderby against HSG Wetzlar with many players out due to influenza. Their request to postpone the game was rejected, and they had to cope with some 10 players in total, missing many first-team regulars. HSG Wetzlar took advantage of this and the home field as well, and despite losing 17:18 at half, the hosts were able to turn the game in their favor and celebrate in the end with 29:26. Lemgo beat Balingen with a last-second goal, 27:26.
Scores: HSG Wetzlar 29:26 MT Melsungen, Fuchse Berlin 32:25 Essen, Lemgo 27:26 Balingen.