On Saturday afternoon, ADO ladies and sc Heerenveen played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in the Kyocera stadium.
From the start it was clear both teams were closely matched. Chances being created by both sides, some creative passing moves were good to watch. Both sides pushed forward at every opportunity. ADO keeper Jennifer Vreugdenhil was first called into action, pulling off a good save on the fifteen minute mark. Nadine Noordam and Victoria Pelova came closest to breaking the deadlock for ADO.
Thirty three minutes in and the visitors took the lead. Heerenveen were awarded a free-kick. Tiny Hoekstra crossed the ball and it was the head of Jassina Blom that guided the ball into the back of the net, 0-1.
Just two minutes later ADO were back on level terms. The ball was played into the penalty area but cleared away, the ball fell around 20m from goal. Nadine Noordam had time and space and let fly with a stunning shot that flew into the goal, giving the keeper absolutely no chance, 1-1.
The second half saw ADO in more control of the game. Pelova down the right and Sharona Tieleman down the left were causing Heerenveen numerous headaches, only the final balls were not finding Pia Rijsdijk in the middle.
In the fifty seventh minute Heerenveen broke from the edge of their own box on a fast counter attack. Just a few passes got them through ADO’s midfield. The ball eventually coming to Simone Kets to strike the ball home, great move and a good finish, 1-2.
ADO peppered the Heerenveen goal with shots from distance. Then in the sixty ninth minute a memorable moment of footballing genius. Lindsey Keizerweerd picked the ball up and raced down the left wing, passing a few defenders, she got to the dead ball line, cut inside, leaving another defender for dead. Then from a tight angle she blasted the ball between the keeper and the near post. Fantastic skill, 2-2.
In the final moments ADO almost got a winner. A free-kick outside the area was taken by Mijke Roelfsema, her effort sadly crashing against the crossbar.
Scorers: 33. Jassina Blom 0-1, 35. Nadine Noordam 1-1, 57. Simone Kets 1-2, 69. Lindsey Keizerweerd 2-2
ADO ladies team: Jennifer Vreugdenhil; Yvette van der Veen, Hélène Heemskerk ©, Sabine Kuilenburg (62. Nance van der Meer), Mijke Roelfsema; Nadine Noordam, Michelle Vrieling (85. Vesna Veltrop), Victoria Pelova (81. Marthe van Erk); Lindsey Keizerweerd, Pia Rijsdijk, Sharona Tieleman