ADO ladies ended the current season with a 1-2 home defeat to FC Twente. A draw would have seen ADO finish in third place, but fourth is how it finished.
The first half was quiet and quite dull, the atmosphere was still, due to most people sitting on the beaches with 25 degrees of heat, which also meant the players were suffering, so the referee called for a water break midway through the first half.
The visitors took the lead in the fifteenth minute, when a long range free-kick taken by Siri Worm beat Jennifer Vreugdenhil from 25m out.
For the following fifteen minutes FC Twente were the team on top, forcing ADO to defend. Chances came and went, but ADO held out. Then ADO clicked into gear. ADO began to make chances, Lindsey Keizerweerd working well down the right wing. Sadly most of the crosses were being over hit and out of play.
The second half saw FC Twente dominate for a while, but made that domination count, as former ADO star Renate Jansen scored in the fifty sixth minute, to make it 0-2.
ADO then moved up a gear. Keizerweerd went close to pulling a goal back when she was one on one against ADO’s future keeper Barbara Lorsheyd, Lorsheyd being the winner blocking well.
Lorsheyd was replaced by Jade Adan, the substitute pulled of a series of great saves to keep ADO at bay as the hosts piled on the pressure.
ADO got a goal they deserved in the eighty second minute. Marthe van Erk was played into the penalty area, kept her nerve and calmly slotted the ball home, 1-2.
The game fizzled out as many substitutions were made to give departing players the chance to make a final appearance or to say farewell to the fans. Second half was much better than the first as a spectacle, but now that is it, ADO’s season is now over.
ADO ladies team: Jennifer Vreugdenhil (74. Isa Pothof); Yvette van der Veen, Hélène Heemskerk © (86. Jessie van Leeuwen), Mijke Roelfsema, Priscilla Mesker; Eline Koster, Michelle Vrieling (64. Nadine Noordam), Carmen Simonis; Lindsey Keizerweerd, Marthe van Erk, Sharona Tieleman