Dresden - FC St. Pauli climbed into promotion contention thanks to a 2-1 win at SG Dynamo Dresden, who remain inside the bottom three.

Florian Kringe headed St. Pauli in front from Tom Trybull's cross, but the visitors' failure to take several chances to add to that lead came back to haunt them on the stroke of half-time when Marco Hartmann levelled. St. Pauli regrouped and regained the lead almost immediately in the second half with Marcel Halstenberg driving a direct free-kick past Markus Scholz.

Kevin Schindler nearly sealed victory with a shot which flashed over the crossbar, but St. Pauli instead had to hold on desperately for the points as Dresden got their second wind and nearly snatched a point.

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