ADO ladies lose at FC Twente

ADO ladies have been struggling to find form in game recently. Games are seeing them both dominate and get dominated in the same game. As a team of individuals, they are excellent, but something is misfiring as a team.

Tonight ADO traveled to Enschede to face FC Twente. ADO went a goal behind after eight minutes, a goal by Blom, 1-0. ADO couldn’t hold Twente off until half-time. The home side doubling their lead in the twenty eighth minute, the goal scored by van Weerden, 2-0.

ADO made changes early on and throughout the half to try and alter the direction of the game. Despite the changes, ADO could not dent Twente’s lead. The final score ending without change at 2-0.

Expresso Fashion provides ADO ladies with new club suits

As of the second half of the season, the players of ADO Den Haag ladies will be wearing new presentation suits from Expresso Fashion. With this, a long-cherished wish to dress up the women professionally around match day is fulfilled. The cooperation between Expresso Fashion and ADO ladies has been concluded for a period of two and a half season and will be gradually expanded. For example, it has been agreed to dress the staff around ADO ladies next season and it will be periodically checked whether elements of the presentation pack can be changed.
Expresso Fashion is part of FNG a strongly growing international fashion group with brands such as Baker Bridge, Brantano, CKS, Claudia Sträter, Expresso Fashion, Fred & Ginger, Miss Etam, Promiss and Steps.

Expresso is a women’s fashion brand that designs all collections in-house, so that a clearly distinctive signature is visible. Elegant and wearable fashion for an adult woman is the starting point. The brand strives to make the production chain more and more sustainable, among other things in cooperation with the Fair Wear Foundation. The Expresso collections are available in 30 Expresso Stores, 700 sales outlets, 21 shop-in-shops and 3 Expresso webshops in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. With the Dutch ladies team, the company had already gained experience in dressing up football teams.

When Expresso received the request to “dress” ADO ladies, it immediately reacted enthusiastically and after a few meetings a stylish and sporty outfit was chosen. The team then had a test session in the Expresso store in Zoetermeer and last Friday the contract was officially signed that will connect Expresso Fashion to ADO ladies in the coming years. Expresso logically sees this as a nice step with the women’s team and also wants the fans and the supporters to get acquainted with the Expresso collection.

Esther van Eijk, formula manager at Expresso Fashion, is very pleased with the new collaboration: “Making fashion is one thing, but trying to make a difference is another. Our first goal is to dress women nicely, but with social awareness. We like to support initiatives in which women play a special role, ambitious goals of adult women. We see the power vrouwen of ADO ladies fit perfectly in that picture. We are proud that our outfits are worn by them with a sense of style.”

Commercial manager Richard de Lange of ADO ladies is also pleased that the women are now dressed around match day in modern stylish presentation suits. “It was high on my wish list to find a nice partner for our presentation suits. We found it in Expresso. The contacts were very pleasant from the start and they helped us very well in finding a style that fits well with young, sporty women. Stylish, but not too tight, so it’s nice and looks good during long bus journeys. We look forward to expanding the cooperation with Expresso Fashion in the coming years and to give it a meaningful interpretation.”

ADO ladies get last gasp equalizer against Achilles ’29

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.

Attendance: 321

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

ADO ladies drawn away in the cup

ADO ladies will play away at Wartburgia VR1 in Amsterdam for their last 16 game of the KNVB Beker (Cup) on Saturday 10th March, with a kick-off at 13.00 hrs.

All nine Eredivisie clubs enter the cup tournament, on the weekend of Friday 9th, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th March.

Other fixtures that include the other Eredivisie Women clubs.
CTO Amsterdam v PEC Zwolle
CTO Eindhoven v FC Twente
Buitenveldert / Saestum v PSV
Oranje Nassau / Jong VV Alkmaar v Excelsior Barendrecht
DTS Ede v Ajax
SC ‘t Zand v Achilles ’29
Wartburgia v ADO Den Haag
SC Heerenveen v VV Alkmaar

ADO ladies lose at home to sc Heerenveen

On Friday evening ADO ladies hosted sc Heerenveen in the Cars Jeans stadium. The home side hoping to continue in style after getting three points at PEC Zwolle last Tuesday night, but for ADO it ended up being a disappointing night.

The game didn’t come to life until the twelfth minute when the visitors took the lead. A corner taken by Tiny Hoekstra, powerfully headed home by Fenna Kalma, 0-1. ADO seemed to be second to the ball most of the time, perhaps Tuesday’s game taking its toll on the players.

ADO just could not find the finishing touch as they attacked down the wings. Victoria Pelova working hard to get her strike partners in on goal, but time and time again the openings were wasted.

In the nineteenth minute ADO keeper Barbara Lorsheyd was called upon to make the first of many fine saves. A long shot brilliantly turned over the crossbar. Heerenveen then took charge for the next ten minutes. A series of corners followed and were defended well by the ADO defence. Hoekstra forced Lorsheyd into yet a stunning reflex close range save that kept ADO in the game as Heerenveen threatened to overrun ADO.

ADO looked sharper from the start of the second half, more urgency across the midfield, releasing the wingers. However, this left space at the back for the visitors to attack and go two goals in front. Fifty three minutes saw Hoekstra in a one on one with Lorsheyd, she kept her cool and finished calmly, 0-2.

Nobody was expecting this scoreline and ADO worked hard to try and get back into the game. ADO started to flow forward and in the seventy third minute got their reward. A ball bounced outside the area, Pelova reacted superbly, saw the keeper off her line and lobbed the ball into the next, the fight back was on, 1-2.

ADO’s pressure backfired on them again as they searched for the equaliser. Kalma again broke free and hammered a shot passed Lorsheyd to basically the kill the game off in the eightieth minute, 1-3.

ADO looked to get a second, but the true fact was, ADO only had one shot on target and that was the goal. It was a bad day at the office for the home side. The better side won, Heerenveen played quickly and powerfully and ADO couldn’t live with them tonight.

Attendance: 387

ADO ladies team: Barbara Lorsheyd ©, Priscilla Mesker, Marthe van Erk (63. Shanique Dessing), Nadine Noordam, Suzanne Admiraal, Sabine Kuilenburg, Victoria Pelova, Sharona Tieleman (34. Romy Speelman), Allyssa Daal, Vesna Veltrop (63. Eline Koster), Chasity Grant

ADO ladies win at PEC Zwolle

ADO ladies played away at PEC Zwolle on Tuesday night, a game that had previously been cancelled due to bad weather last year. ADO were hoping to get back to winning ways following defeat PSV last Friday.

The game had a very slow opening, not much action to get the fans excited, sadly for those watching, the first half ended 0-0. Nothing much in the way of action to report.

The opening of the second half saw ADO ladies being more creative and pushing forward. Chances were being made, but the final touch didn’t look to be coming. Then in the seventy first minute they got the breakthrough their play deserved, Suzanne admiral scoring to make it 0-1. After four minutes of extra time, ADO held on to the win which was deserved.

A huge positive from the game, Maartje Looijen made her first appearance in over a year after suffering a serious ligament damage. She will certainly be of huge benefit to the team as the season progresses.

ADO ladies lose at PSV

ADO ladies played their first Eredivisie match of the year at PSV Eindhoven on Friday night. ADO were in third place and PSV in fourth place as the second half of the season kicked off.

ADO started strong but fell behind to a goal in the ninth minute, 1-0. The home side continued to make the running, ADO keeper Barbara Lorsheyd needing to be at her best. The score staying 1-0 at the break.

ADO made two early changes in the second half. Not much goal mouth action. First of note was a sixty fifth minute long range effort by ADO’s Romy Speelman, which had to be tipped away by the keeper. A few minutes later Victoria Pelova went close as did Vesna Velrop, the PSV keeper again doing well.

Just as ADO were threatening to get level, PSV doubled their advantage in the seventieth minute, 2-0. With three minutes remaining of normal time, PSV got a messy third goal to kill off any hopes ADO had of making a dramatic comeback, 3-0.

There were four additional minutes of injury time, but ADO couldn’t get the  consolation goal that they did deserve.

ADO will be in action again on Tuesday night, when they play away at PEC Zwolle.

ADO ladies lose friendly to SC Monster youth team

ADO ladies took on the under 17 side of SC Monster on Friday evening as they prepare for the restart of the season after the winter break.

ADO started with a strong line-up despite a few of their star players missing due to injury and training with the Dutch national team. The first half was very much a midfield battle. Shots on goal were rare. The left side of ADO’s team really played well, showing not only speed and skill, but a heart to go in hard for the ball.

The first chance of the game came in the fortieth minute. A long ball saw one of the SC Monster forwards racing towards goal. ADO keeper, Barbara Lorsheyd was quick off her line to dive bravely at the feet of the striker, making an excellent save. Just before the whistle blew for half-time. The visitors went close again, only a great block prevented them going in at the break a goal in front.

ADO started the second half with four changes. Within ninety seconds Monster went a goal up, 0-1. The boys of Monster showed more attacking flare in the second period. The substitute ADO keeper, Romy Dalebout played superbly well, called upon to make several crucial blocks.

With fifteen minute remaining Monster moved further ahead, 0-2. After the goal ADO ladies began to create more chances. The tackles were flying in from both teams. Despite their best efforts, the home side couldn’t get the goal their performance deserved.

ADO ladies team: Barbara Lorsheyd (46. Romy Dalebout), Nikki Ridder, Sabine Kuilenburg, Eline Koster, Allyssa Daal, Vesna Veltrop (80. Annouk Boshuizen), Shanique Dessing (46. Maartje Looijen), Annouk Boshuizen (72. Carmen Simonis), Suzanne Admiraal (46. Addison Steiner), Carmen Simonis (61. Marthe van Erk) en Chasity Grant (46. Nance van der Meer)