The win lifts the Hamburg outfit up to twelfth place on 40 points, six clear of the relegation play-off slot now with other results also going their way. Braunschweig, on 66 points, are already guaranteed to finish second.
Ebbers bows out in style
The hosts started like they meant business and with just seven minutes on the clock they were in front through Daniel Ginczek's drilled shot. Four minutes later St. Pauli, and Ginczek, struck again. 2-0 it remained until midway through the second half, when Fin Bartels turned scorer then creator again to free up Bruns for another classy finish. With three minutes to go Marius Ebbers - like Bruns, making his farewell appearance at the Millerntor - nodded in number five, leaving just enough time for Ginaluca Korte to nab a late consolation for the visitors.
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