Dresden - SG Dynamo Dresden emerged from the eastern German derby against FC Energie Cottbus with a hard-fought 1-0 win to give their survival push another boost.

The hosts' cause was aided early on when Cottbus' Julian Börner received his marching orders, but it wasn't until the second half that Peter Pacult's men managed to take the lead. Czech striker Pavel Fort notched what turned out to be decider with his first goal of the season. Cottbus' recent nosedive has left them embedded in mid-table, while Dresden - now unbeaten in three league outings - are in 16th place, just a single point behind VfL Bochum 1848 one rung higher.

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