Manuel Riemann was a big a part of the win as the men who scored the three goals.
Erik Shuranov looked set for the headlines until Abiama struck in the Frankenderby.
SC Paderborn 07 were the deserving winners over FC St. Pauli, winning a first game in four to move back into the top half.
The game turned on the red card but Bochum still came out with their heads held high.
The 1-1 draw at the Volksparkstadion maintained the Storks unbeaten record against HSV in the 2. Bundesliga.
Is Steffen Baumgart beginning to see the end of his reign in Paderborn as defeat to Darmstadt leaves them stuck in mid-table?
Hamburg remains Braun-Weiß! Daniel-Kofi Kyereh, a man who has a taste for the big moments, struck a rocket into Sven Ulreich’s goal with just two minutes left of the Stadtderby.
A big few weeks are ahead but Bochum look like the team that could pull away at the top.
Kiel dominated much of the game but it was the hosts that coped better with their various absentees.
Hamburg’s defeat to Würzburg felt all too familiar as their annual meltdown looms large and their competitors catch up