ADO ladies Beker (Cup) Final win

ADO Ladies complete the double!

On Sunday afternoon in a sweltering hot Kyocera stadium, ADO Den Haag ladies took on the ladies from VVV Venlo in the KNVB Beker (Cup) final.

ADO took control of the first half, their fitness in the heat proving an advantage even in the early stages. The first goal came in the sixteenth minute when Lisanne Grimberg put the goal into the back of the net, 1-0.

The home side doubled their advantage when Renate Jansen struck a sweet volley into the back in the twenty first minute, 2-0.

The weather was so hot that on the half hour the referee called a halt to the match to allow the players to take on some refreshments, a wise decision.

After the short pause Venlo began to push forward and had several shots and earned a few corners, some good defending and great goal keeping kept the visitors at bay. In injury time during the first half Venlo got a vital goal back at the perfect time. The ball bounced in front of Jeslynn Kuijpers who smashed the ball home, 2-1.

In the second half, the opening period was pretty even until in the fifty fifth minute ADO broke away from a midfield tussle. The ball to Grimberg was despatched with aplomb as ADO increased their lead, 3-1.

The sixty sixth minute saw the game decided. Firstly Venlo got back into the game thanks to another goal by Kuijpers, to make it 3-2. Within twenty seconds of the restart ADO charged down field and Jill Wilmot got ADO’s fourth and got the two goal cushion back, 4-2.

The instant response from ADO virtually killed off any hopes that Venlo had, they visibly looked shell shocked, from that moment ADO grew in strength as the visitors wilted in the heat. ADO had several more opportunities to score before their fifth and final goal was put away by Eshly Bakker in the eighty third minute, 5-2.

The final whistle blew and it was only a shame that 2,000 fans had come to stadium to witness the cup win. There was a good sized contingent from Venlo who made a lot of noise and was gracious in defeat, applauding their own team before acknowledging the winners, good sportsmanship.

The presentation was made and the players celebrated with style performing for the cameras, screaming, singing and dancing. Great to witness this bit of history as ADO Den Haag ladies won the double. Now all they have to do is follow it up with a champions league win next season.

Attendance: 2, 000


Mexico win the 59th ADO youth tournament

The National youth team from Mexico won the 59th ADO Den Haag youth tournament in the Zuiderpark. A title they deserved after playing the most attractive attacking football.

Sunday results

7th & 8th place decider
Manchester City – Kazakhstan 3 – 0

Match A
Cruzeiro – Borussia Monchengladbach 0 – 1

Match B
Mexico – Schotland 2 – 1

5th & 6th place decider
ADO Den Haag – Bruge 0 – 2

3rd & 4th place deider
Cruzeiro – Schotland 1 – 0

The Final
Borussia Monchengladbach – Mexico 0 – 1

The final positions of the 59th tournament are

1. Mexico
2. Borussia Monchengladbach
3. Cruzeiro
4. Schotland
5. Bruge
6. ADO Den Haag
7. Manchester City
8. Kazakhstan

Tournament results round three + Sunday fixtures


Borussia Monchengladbach – National team of Kazakhstan 2 – 0
National team of Mexico – Club Brugge 1 – 2
ADO Den Haag – Manchester City 1 – 0
National team of Scotland – Cruzeiro 1 – 1

Sunday fixtures

11.00 hrs Kazakhstan v Man City for 7th & 8th position

12.00 hrs Match A Cruzeiro v Borussia Monchengladbach

13.00 hrs Match B  Mexico v Scotland

14.15 hrs ADO Den Haag v Bruges for 5th & 6th position

15.15 Losers of matches A and B play for 3rd & 4th position

16.15 winners of matches A and B play for the championship trophy

Tournament results, first two rounds

Friday, May 25th

17.00 hrs Club Brugge – Borussia Mönchengladbach 1-4
18.00 hrs National Team Mexico – National Team Kazakhstan 3-0
20.00 hrs ADO Den Haag – Cruzeiro 1-3
21:00 hrs Manchester City – National Team Scotland 0-0

Saturday, May 26

11.00 hrs National Team Kazakhstan – Club Brugge 1-5
12.00 hrs Borussia Mönchengladbach – National Team Mexico 0-3
13.00 hrs National Team Scotland – ADO Den Haag 1-0
14.00 hrs Cruzeiro – Manchester City 1-0

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59th ADO Youth tournament

ADO Den Haag will at the end of the week be holding its 59th Youth Tournament. From this Friday there will be young talents from all corners to be seen on the fields of the Aftrap in the Zuiderpark. The program is as follows: Go along to watch, it is free and you may get to see the new Messi!
Group A
ADO Den Haag
Manchester City
Scotland national team
Group B
Club Brugge
Borussia Mönchengladbach
Mexico National team
Kazakhstan National Team

Friday, May 25
17.00 hrs Club Brugge – Borussia Mönchengladbach
18.00 hrs National Team Mexico – National Team Kazakhstan
19.00 hrs Demonstration Competition: Old ADO Den Haag – Team celebrities
20.00 hrs ADO Den Haag – Cruzeiro
21:00 hrs Manchester City – National Team Scotland

Saturday, May 26
11.00 hrs National Team Kazakhstan – Club Brugge
12.00 hrs Borussia Mönchengladbach – National Team Mexico
13.00 hrs National Team Scotland – ADO Den Haag
14.00 hrs Cruzeiro – Manchester City
15.00 hrs Borussia Mönchengladbach – National Team Kazakhstan
16.00 hrs National Team Mexico – Club Brugge
17.00 hrs ADO Den Haag – Manchester City
18.00 hrs National Team Scotland – Cruzeiro

Sunday, May 27
11.00 hrs Competition for the 7th and 8th place
Number 4 Group A – Group B Number 4
12.00 hrs Cross Finals (Match A)
Number 1 Group A – Number 2 Group B
13.00 hrs Cross Finals (Match B)
Number 1 Group B – Number 2 Group A
14.15 hrs Competition for the 5th and 6th place
Number 3 Group A – Number 3 Group B
15.15 hrs Match for 3rd and 4th place
Loser Match A – Loser Match B
16.15 hrs The Final
Winner Match A – Winner Match B

17.30 pm Award Ceremony

ADO ladies beat FC Twente

The final league game of ADO ladies season ws against their closest rivals, FC Twente. The game turned out to be a real thriller.

ADO took the lead inside the first minute when Jill Wilmot got free. Five minutes later ADO scored again through Renate Jansen. ADO looked comfortable and in charge for the rest of the half and took the two goal lead into the break.

The second half was a real joy to watch, both teams attacking constantly with ADO still being the more dominant force. This however changed just after the hour mark. A weak back pass allowed Twente’s Ellen Jansen to steer the ball passed Barbera Lorsheijd in the ADO goal. Three minutes later and Twente were back on level terms. A free-kick went straight through the defensive wall and into the back of the net, Good strike by Ashley Nick.

ADO picked themselves up and again went on the attack. ADO were soon back in front thanks to a great shot from Marjolijn van den Bighelaar. The ADO forward got a second goal ten minutes later, an error in the Twente defence saw v/d Bighelaar lob the ball into the net from well over 20m out, stunning goal.

A minute later Twente got it back to 4-3 thanks to another goal by Ellen Jansen. The final ten minutes  saw penalty claims and ADO hit the post.

A crowd of 1300 roared their appreciation at the final whistle, A great game and result for the ADO ladies, who can now look forward to next Sunday’s cup final, also to be held in the Kyocera stadium. Tickets only 3 Euro’s each, so go and support our ladies!