ADO ladies in stalemate with PSV/FC Eindhoven
Friday night saw ADO ladies take on PSV/FC Eindhoven in the Kyocera stadium, this was a game ADO must win to keep up their challenge of retaining their championship crown.
The visitors were the first to shine and their tactics early on were obvious; they tried their hardest to intimidate ADO’s keeper Barbara Lorsheyd, at one point two very hefty late challenges went in on the keeper, only the second receiving a yellow card, when the first looked like an assault. Lucky for ADO Barbara is a strong lady and shook off the hits and then went on to produce a great evening of the goal keeping art. The Eindhoven’s plan back fired and only served to inspire Lorsheyd.
Something seemed to be missing from ADO’s play, there was a lack of communication, a lack of spirit, not sure, but something was not going as normal. Eindhoven began to take control over the midfield and they played the ball nicely amongst themselves. They got into scoring positions easily and only thanks to some fine reflexes from Lorsheyd kept the game level.
ADO captain Lucienne Reichardt kept trying to lead by example, she put in a solid performance, driving forward, leading by example and taking no prisoners in the tackle.
The first half ended goalless and ADO must have felt relieved by that as they were the second best team on the pitch during that forty five minutes.
The second half saw an improvement fro the home side: Kitty Susan and Bouchra Moudou working nicely down the wings and causing a few headaches for the Eindhoven backline. The ADO defence tightened up making more difficult for their opponents to get a sight on goal. Sylvia Nooij, complete with black eyes after last Tuesday injury was sweeping up at the back and starting ADO’s counter attacks.
ADO had their chances to get in front but it wasn’t to be. Marelle Worm was making her presence felt as she pushed forward down the right wing, her efforts leading to several corners being awarded ADO’s way.
At the final whistle it was easy to see the ADO ladies disappointment, dropping two valuable points was not quite a disaster, but it certainly hurts their chances of becoming Dutch champions again. This position can be improved next week when they take on FC Twente, in what now really is a must win game.
Woman of the match: Barbara Lorsheyd, stunning display of goal keeping.