Friday night in the Kyocera stadium ADO ladies took on a new side in women’s football, Achilles ’29.
The game was a slow affair from the start, both teams struggled to settle into the game. ADO ladies falling into the off-side trap of the visitors on a regular basis. As the first half progressed ADO began to up their tempo.
‘The break through came on the half hour when Victoria Pelova got the ball on the half way line. She glided past two defenders, before facing Renate Verhoeven in the Achilles goal. With calm efficiency she placed the ball in the back of the net, 1-0.
ADO applied the pressure and if it were not for a great performance by Verhoeven in goal, ADO would have been out of sight by half-time. Yet ADO went in at the break two goals up. In the forty second minute a corner taken by Mijke Roelfsema was met by a powerful header from the captain Pia Rijsdijk that went inside the near post, 2-0.
The second half saw a dominant ADO side lay siege to the Achilles ’29 goal. Again their keeper was their hero, continually blocking shots. She kept ADO out until the fifty third minute. A corner from Roelfsema ricocheted around the penalty area before Marthe van Erk stabbed the ball home, 3-0.
In the seventy fourth minute Achilles got a consolation goal when Kika van Es beat Jennifer Vreugdenhil to ruin the clean sheet ADO desperately wanted, 3-1.
ADO substitute Sharona Tieleman almost made it four goals, a nice tricky run inside from the left, saw her open up the defence of the visitors, her cross come shot looped high and bounced off the top of the crossbar, great play.
The Achilles keeper was then forced to make several more great saves, her block against Yvette van der Veen being the bravest. The Achilles certainly the player of the match, could easily have been eight or more goal for ADO.
She was beaten one more time in the final minute. Tieleman providing the cross for Rijsdijk to claim her second from close range, 4-1.
A great win for ADO ladies, putting them back on track after two recent defeats to the top two sides in the league. The result was important for the goal difference, so everybody was happy.
Scorers: 30. Victoria Pelova 1-0, 42. Pia Rijsdijk 2-0, 53. Marthe van Erk 3-0, 74. Kika van Es 3-1, 90. Pia Rijsdijk 4-1
ADO ladies: Jennifer Vreugdenhil; Nikki Ridder (73. Carmen Simonis), Sabine Kuilenburg (85. Yvette van der Veen), Mijke Roelfsema, Priscilla Mesker; Michelle Vrieling, Vesna Veltrop, Victoria Pelova; Keizerweerd, Pia Rijsdijk ©, Marthe van Erk (68. Sharona Tieleman)