ADO ladies head coach takes a step back

Head coach of ADO Den Haag ladies Marcel Valk, has taken a step back from his position at his own request. Since last Thursday he shares the position of head coach with technical manager Alex Scholte. Because it is better for Valk to operate from the dugout, Scholte is now ultimately responsible and also the spokesman for the duo.

07Kees Punt, chairman ADO Den Haag Women: “Because of the illness of our assistant trainer Lydia de Vos, Alex had already been added to the coaching staff. When Marcel indicated a wish to step back, we looked at the solution for governing a logical choice and we have full confidence in. In December, we will evaluate this temporary situation again. “

The decision was taken last Thursday already been communicated to the players of ADO ladies.

ADO ladies lose at home to Ajax

ADO ladies failed to collect any points from Friday night’s game at home to Ajax of Amsterdam. There was a good sized crowd and plenty of noise and colour as the teams came onto the pitch.

Straight from the kick-off ADO were denied a clear penalty. As Lineth Beerensteyn charged into the penalty area she was impeded by Merel van Dongen, the foul clearly took place in the box, but the referee and his assistant decided otherwise. ADO should have been 1-0 up and had a player advantage!

The first half was very evenly matched, both keepers called into action. Tackles were tough and sadly during one crunching challenge, Yvette van der Veen hurt her ribs. She tried to run the injury off, but eventually had to be substituted. She is always leaves the team weaker when she isn’t playing, such a strong influential player.

The second half saw Ajax play with more urgency and got themselves in front in the fiftieth minute. Chantal de Ridder beating ADO keeper Jennifer Vreugdenhil with a far post header, 0-1.

Ajax continued to dominate possession and play, after sixty two minutes they went further in front. The visitors were awarded a free-kick outside the area. Inessa Kaagman hit the ball superbly into the corner giving Vreugdenhil absolutely no chance, great strike, 0-2.

At 0-2. Ajax decided to sit back and allow ADO to have the ball in the midfield. This was a bad error of judgement as after the Haagse Kwartiertje they could not motivate themselves back into a higher gear as the home side began to storm forward.

With ten minutes remaining ADO pulled a goal back. The ball was played into the Ajax danger area, the ball was bouncing around like in a pinball machine, then Pia Rijsdijk stabbed the ball into the back of the net, 1-2.

The goal ignited the crowd into vociferous support. The home side pushed and pushed for an equalizer. The ball being crossed over time and time again, ADO putting so much pressure on the Ajax defence. In the final minutes even the keeper, Vreugdenhil was coming forward for corners in a desperate attempt to grab a point.

After three minutes of added time, the referee blew his whistle. The away fans celebrated with the players, as ADO’s walked with their heads hung low. A close game, ADO deserved a point, but again ADO failed to get maximum points.

Attendance: 1,624

ADO play Feyenoord on Sunday

This coming Sunday at 12:30 ADO Den Haag play in the Kyocera stadium against Feyenoord of Rotterdam.

ADO have been on a run of form that needs to see a huge improvement in skill and attitude when they take on Feyenoord, who are currently in second place in the Eredivisie by goal difference only, and after beating Ajax in the cup on Wednesday night, the visitors will be in confient mood.

A near sell out is expected, a club card is needed for the game, but click HERE if you want to get a club card before the game.


Tickets selling fast for ADO v Feyenoord

Tickets for the big game at home to Feyenoord on Sunday are selling fast! Blocks  D, G, H, M, O, P, Q, T, U, V, W, Y and Z are already completely sold out!!

There are a few limited tickets left for blocks L, N and R.

The Lex Shoemaker Family Stand is for the game against Feyenoord already completely sold out. Of course you can still sit in other blocks that are still well suited for children, such as box S, K or J.

No club card but want to see ADO v Feyenoord?

If you are not in possession of an ADO Den Haag Club Card but you want to watch this Friday’s big game at home to Feyenoord you can! Up until 20:00 on Friday, October 30th you can apply for a Club Card at the Kyocera Stadion, thus directly order two tickets for the big match. You can apply for the Club Card by presenting a valid photo ID at the Ticketing Department at the Kyocera Stadion.

The purchase of the club card costs 10 euros and the Card is valid for 5 years. Once you receive the Club Card there is a voucher of € 10 for another home game. With a Club Card throughout season you get a 5% ticket discount via E-ticketing.

Hours Ticketing department:

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 12:00 to 18:00

Wednesday: 12:00 to 18:00

Thursday: 12:00 to 18:00

Friday: 12:00 to 20:00

Details of Club card advantages HERE.

Havenaar in Japan’s preliminary squad

Mike Havenaar has been named in the preliminary squad of the Japanese national team. The recent performances of the tall ADO Den Haag striker has not gone unnoticed in his homeland. Havenaar has scored seven goals in his first nine games for ADO Den Haag.

Next week the national coach Vahid Halilhodžić will name his final squad. Japan play on November 12th in a World Cup qualifier against Singapore and on November 17th against Cambodia. Mike Havenaar played his last international match on October 15, 2013 against Belarus. He scored four goals for Japan.

ADO this coming weekend

This coming Sunday, ADO play away at Cambuur Leeuwarden.

After last weekends home draw with De Graafschap, the league’s bottom team, they face Cambuur who are currently in 17th position out of 18. So again ADO should be looking for their second elusive win of the season.