ADO lose at Groningen

Today ADO Den Haag suffered defeat away at FC Groningen. This was their first loss since the 4-1 defeat at NEC on October 3rd.

ADO took the lead in the twenty fourth minute after Aaron Meijers was released down the left, he beat his markers to send in the perfect cross for Edouard Duplan to glance his header into the far corner, 0-1.

Groningen were by far the dominant side. They pressed ADO back for most of the first half. Martin Hansen doing well to keep the home side at bay. Yet ADO still went in a goal up at half time.

Disaster struck ADO just four minutes into the second half, errors in defence saw the ball go into the back of the net from a final touch by Tommie Beugelsdijk, 1-1.

The second half was much quieter, both sides having chances. The clock reached ninety minutes and the fourth official showed five minutes of extra time. After the five minutes ADO would have been happy with a point.

Ninety six minutes played and Groningen got a free-kick. From the resulting kick, Danny Hoesen got the touch to give the hosts all three points, 2-1.

Attendance: 19,480

ADO Den Haag winter break in Spain

ADO Den Haag will be under the Spanish sun for their winter training.

The selection of coach Henk Fraser leaves on Sunday 3rd January until Saturday 9th January, and just like in the previous years it will be in the south of Spain. Next week there will be more details about the exact location and any friendly games.

Ladies KNVB Cup Final to be held in the Kyocera

The KNVB Cup final this season takes place on Saturday 28th May, 2016 and takes place just as last season in the Kyocera Stadion.
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Karin Punt, Project Manager at ADO Den Haag: “It is a tremendous honor to once again be able to organize the KNVB Cup final in The Hague. After hosting the Cup final in 2015 and several matches of the Dutch women’s team. It shows that ADO Den Haag Women now truly run a good system in organizing these type of events in conjunction with the KNVB. We are proud that this competition continues to return and see it as a crown on our work. “

Last season FC Twente ladies won the trophy in front of 3,000 fans, beating Ajax ladies 3-2. 

Extra security measures at ADO v Vitesse

Due to the horrific events in Paris last week, on Friday morning there was an agreement reached between ADO Den Haag and the local authorities, which have shown that there are no indications that give cause for some concern in connection with the ADO Den Haag v Vitesse game this Sunday. However, ADO Den Haag will stick to the earlier reports that there will be tightened security in and around the Kyocera stadium.

In response to these increased controls at the Kyocera the stadium will all be opened at 14.45. This is due to the body searches of fans. ADO Den Haag calls for supporters to arrive at the stadium to avoid queues. They also want to ask you minimize unnecessary such as bags etc as they will also have to be thoroughly searched. ADO Den Haag offers in advance its apologies for any delays caused.

The game between ADO Den Haag and Vitesse will be preceded by a minute’s silence in memory of the victims and survivors of last weeks terrorist attacks, please show your respect and support.

ADO ladies beat Telstar in 7 goal thriller

Before the kick-off there was a minutes silence in memory of those who died in last weeks terror attacks in Paris, a silence which was immaculately done.

ADO ladies started the game well, the only problem was that former ADO keeper Barbara Lorsheyd was in great form for Telstar. Maartje Looijen, Dominique Bruinenberg and Michelle Vrieling all forcing good saves from the keeper.

In the fourteenth minute ADO then shot themselves in the foot, despite being in charge of the game, they lost concentration at the back. Katja Snoeijs eventually taking advantage and heading home, 0-1.

ADO had one great outlet time and time again down the right wing. Looijen was making run after twisting run, never giving up on the ball despite the odds being against her. In the twenty fifth minute her efforts were rewarded. After again chasing a lost cause, she fought hard, slid in and stole the ball close to the corner flag, Her low cross into the box saw Nadine Fritschy get an unfortunate touch and put the ball into her own net, 1-1.

ADO went in at half-time 2-1 up after Pia Rijsdijk played the perfect ball through to Lineth Beerensteyn in the thirty seventh minute. In a straight forward one on one with Lorsheyd the ADO striker calmly slotted the ball into the back of goal.

The start of the second half saw the home side still dominating the game and after seven minutes got themselves two goals in front. After a bit of pin ball the ball fell nicely for Rijsdijk in space, her low shot easily beating the keeper to make it 3-1.

Just after the hour mark, ADO made a strange substitution, taking off ADO’s best player, Looijen. With the outlet gone, Telstar started to pick up, look dangerous and play some good, fast, passing football. The right flank release from defence was now gone and it showed.

ADO then lost two goals in quick succession. In the seventy fifth minute a shot hit Kim Dolstra, the deflection looping the ball over the wrong footed Jennifer Vreugdenhil in the ADO goal, 3-2. Just three minutes late Telstar were awarded a penalty kick. Hélène Heemskerk giving away the foul. Babiche Roof smashing the ball into the net from the spot, 3-3.

ADO then upped the tempo again creating several chances and earning numerous free-kicks and corners. Dominique Vugts coming closest to converting a chance.

In the final minute of the game ADO were awarded a free-kick on the right hand side. The ball was floated in and was going to be an easy catch for Lorsheyd. However Babiche Roof for some reason jumped across her. The ball knocked from the keepers hands and into the net, ADO snatching all three points in the final moments, unbelievable stuff, 4-3.

Attendance: 843

ADO Team: Jennifer Vreugdenhil; Hélène Heemskerk ©, Kim Dolstra, Mijke Roelfsema, Priscilla Mesker; Dominique Bruinenberg, Nadine Noordam (71. Carmen Simonis), Michelle Vrieling; Lineth Beerensteyn, Maartje Looijen (62. Kirsten Koopmans), Pia Rijsdijk (79. Dominique Vugts)

New ADO ladies souvenirs

On Friday night when ADO ladies take on Telstar in the Kyocera stadium, The Flag/supporters team will be selling a super new selection of ADO ladies souvenirs at great prices. Caps, money bank, mugs, coasters, mouse mat and chains.

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Take a look at the gallery below and remember….. present buying time is now!!! With Sinterklaas and Christmas fast approaching, these will make the ideal gift!