The new champions were basically the same squad that had competed as Freiimfelde in the last competition, losing in the finals to Planitz. This time they were not to be denied, as they dominated the proceedings and romped to the title. However, there were rumblings of favoritism that color this title. Halle, as one of the "Betriebssportgemeinsschaft" organizations that the Communists were building, was given certain advantages. The original rules stated that only players that had participated in the squad for local state championships were eligible, but Halle was "strengthened" by 4 ringers in the critical match against Dresden.
Ostzonenmeisterschaft Qualifying round: Franz Mehring Marga - SG Schwerin 2:0 SG Altenburg Nord - Eintracht Stendal 3:4 Quarterfinals: Sg Meerane - SG Babelsberg 3:2 Eintracht Stendal - Franz Mehring Marga 4:0 Fortuna Erfurt - SG Wismar Süd 10:0 ZSG Union Halle - SG Dresden-Friedrichstadt 2:1 Semifinals: ZSG Union Halle - Eintracht Stendal 2:1 Fortuna Erfurt - SG Meerane 4:3 aet Finals: 26 June, 1949 Heinz-Steyer-Stadion, Dresden ZSG Union Halle - Fortuna Erfurt 4:1 (1:0) Halle: Schmidt - Belger, Lehmann - Fritzsche, Knefler, Blanke - Theile, Werkmeister, Rappsilber, Blüher, Gola Erfurt: Grünbeck - H.Müller, Vollrath - Brock, Nordhaus, J.Müller - Löbe, Dittmar, Schmidt, Herz, Thein Scoring: 1:0 Rappsilber (13.) 2:0 Theile (48.) 3:0 Werkmeister (64.) 4:0 Rappsilber (71.) 4:1 Schmidt (77.) Referee: Schulz (Dresden) Attendance: 50,000
(c) Abseits Guide to German Soccer