ADO ladies draw in Belgium

Beerschot AC 0 v 0 ADO ladies

On Saturday afternoon the ADO ladies team travelled across the border for their final away game of the BeNe league competition, this time to play Beerschot AC. This game held no importance league wise, so it was playing for a place in the starting eleven for the cup final that kept the players motivated. The game was one they were expected to win with ease as the Belgian club had only earned one point this season in the joint Holland/Belgium league fixtures.

At the start of the game is was sad to see three of ADO’s usual starting eleven sitting in the stand wearing their tracksuits. Marelle Worm, Sylvia Nooij and Paola van der Veen all missing through injury.

The game was terrible. ADO tried to spark life into the play through the wing play of Beerensteyn and Jansen. The Beerschot defenders just could not live with their pace and skill, yet all the good wing play was met with some lousy finishing. The wasteful finishing of ADO of late has become an issue, despite the cup win last week and three goals, in other games including this one, self confidence in front of goal looks to be lacking; why? No idea, they could score for fun a while back, but now they struggle.

The second half was even worse than the first. Lorsheyd in the ADO goal must have been bored to death as the hosts seemed reluctant to force any movement in an attacking direction. ADO made several changes and tried a few different tactical line-ups, in all honesty the game just died.

The game ended goalless which meant Beerschot had claimed their second point from the joint BeNe league A group and you could see how happy they were with that at the end as they celebrated that point with their supporters.

Woman of the match: Renate Jansen, her mazy runs drove the home side defence dizzy.

Attendance: 100

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