The ADO ladies also played on Saturday, they travelled to Amsterdam to take on the ladies of Ajax. This was their third tough test in a row, a test this time they failed. ADO ladies have now not picked up a win in their last three games, first time this season.
The game was not a classic as both teams seemed to be very wary of each other in the opening phase. It was ADO who made the early chances, BeNe league top scorer Renate Jansen going close. It was a cagey opening but the visitors were making space and Jansen along with Lineth Beerensteyn was causing the Ajax defence no shortage of problems.
The Ajax captain Daphne Koster has gained herself a reputation for being a very hard and uncompromising defender, yet when Jansen and Beerensteyn swapped wings the Ajax captain could not handle the 16 year olds power and fight; Beerensteyn was giving Koster a nightmare.
Ajax got themselves into the game a little more as time passed, a few chances on goal but nothing to really challenge Lorsheyd in the ADO goal.
ADO got the break through when after a ball bounced in space 22m from goal Beerensteyn won the race to reach it and perfectly lobbed the ball into the back of the net, great finish combined with bravery, 0-1.
From that moment the first half belong to ADO. Lucienne Reichardt, Bouchra Moudo, Sheila v/d Bulk were strong in midfield. At the back Sylvia Nooij, Marelle Worm, Marleen Joore and Yvette v/d Veen kept things tight and tidy at the back.
At half time all looked good for ADO, only a shame that some dubious refereeing decision robed them of at least a point.
Ajax pulled back on level terms in the seventy third minute. From a corner on the left, the ball was swung over and a stunning overhead toe poke by Anouk Hoogendijk saw the ball hit the back of the net, 1-1.
The match evened out, both sides going forward and it was with ten minutes remaining that Ajax were awarded a killer free-kick. The referee Sjoukje de Jong awarded a penalty saying Nooij had handled the ball inside the area which was not true at all. The penalty was converted by Chantal de Ridder, 2-1.
2-1 was how the game remained. A draw would have been a fair result, but to lose all three points to a clearly incorrect decision was heartbreaking for a side that had worked hard.
Woman of the match: Lineth Beerensteyn, an energetic power packed display of talent.