On a very cold and awful night in an icy Cars Jeans stadium, ADO ladies took on Achilles ’29. After the shock defeat last week to sc Heerenveen ADO ladies were hoping to put that result behind them and try to get themselves back into the top four of the Eredivisie.
It was again a disappointing outcome for ADO ladies, only the single point gained, when much more was expected. ADO were the strongest from the start. Victoria Pelova and Suzanne Admiraal were twisting their way through the visitors defence. But as with the ADO men’s recent games, so much possession doesn’t equal goals.
After fifteen minutes it was Achilles who broke away and went ahead. A goal scored by Beau Rijks, 0-1. Following the goal again it was ADO who did the attacking. Chasity Grant had a few good shots, but to no avail.
Just after the half hour, Renate Verhoeven in the goal of Achilles pulled off two world class saves. Firstly Nadine Noordam saw her curling shot tipped onto the crossbar. Then following a bad clearance by the keeper, Pelova smashed a goal bound shot straight back, Verhoeven got her finger tips to it to put it onto the post.
ADO continued to dominate the game, but to no avail, half-time was 0-1. Within two minutes of the restart, the ball fell into space inside the ADO area. A rushed shot by Melanie Bross saw the ball fly high over the ball, that should have been 0-2.
Fifty four minutes played and ADO were level, good wing play on the left saw Sharona Tieleman cross into the path of Admiraal who steered the ball into the net, 1-1. Sadly for the home side, Achilles got back in front after sixty one minutes. The ball swept home by Bonita Theunissen following a cross by Bross, 1-2.
From the kick-off ADO went all out to get an equalizer. Achilles made them work, but late on, in the first minute of added time, substitute Maartje Looijen drilled home a low shot to make it 2-2.
ADO could have and should have won it with almost the final kick. A cross fell to the Eline Koster, but she was leaning back when she struck the ball, sending it over the bar from a couple of meters out.
The final score was disappointing. For most of the game ADO were the better team and played with more urgency. But despite going behind twice, credit has to be given to ADO for their never say die attitude. They deserved more than the single point, Achilles ’29 would be the happier team.
ADO ladies: Barbara Lorsheyd ©, Lauren Delleman (85. Eline Koster), Priscilla Mesker, Nadine Noordam, Suzanne Admiraal (63. Maartje Looijen), Victoria Pelova, Sharona Tieleman (78. Marthe van Erk), Allyssa Daal, Vesna Veltrop, Annouk Boshuizen, Chasity Grant