ADO ladies lose at PSV

On Friday night ADO ladies lost their third of three play[off games. This time a 2-0 defeat at PSV Eindhoven.

ADO conceded a goal in each half. This loss means they are now mathematically unable to snatch the title.

ADO ladies team: Vreugdenhil, Heemskerk, Mesker, Vrieling, Rijsdijk, Noordam, Pelova, Tieleman, van der Meer, Kuilenburg, Veltrop.

ADO ladies will be playing at home next Friday night, 12th May, the game will be against PSV Eindhoven, kick-off 19:30.

ADO games this coming weekend

After securing Eredivisie safety on their last outing, ADO Den Haag play their final away fixture on Sunday at Heracles Almelo.

How will the team play it after several weeks of being under so much pressure to win at all costs for safety in the top league is anybodies guess. Will they be relaxed and play openly and with freedom and get another three points? Or will they play it as a training game, as the job has now been done? Hopefully they will put on a show for their great fans and come away with a victory.

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ADO ladies play on Friday night, a game at PSV Eindhoven. After two play-off games ADO ladies have zero points.

Unless a miracle happens, there is no way ADO ladies can now compete for the title. But they need to offer up a performance that their wonderful traveling support deserve to see. This will be another tough outing for our ladies team, but they are hurting now and will be looking for victory.

Collaboration cmINK and ADO ladies

On Friday, 21st April, Martijn Kievit of contract management (Volume), cmINK signed a contract with Kees Punt and Rob Reijenga of ADO ladies, a one-year sponsorship agreement. During that time, cmINK will be committed to bringing more parties to ADO ladies games. Among other things, using the hospitality facilities offered by ADO ladies during home matches in the Skybox Un Momento d’ADO. ADO ladies will, in turn, do the best to promote the services that cmINK offers by offering exposure during match days and in the Powervrouwen Magazine, which is issued three times a year.

Contract Management Netherlands B.V. (CmINK) has emerged from a partnership of reputable companies that have combined their forces in the field of purchasing and contract management. Together (synergy) you are stronger and yet everybody remains their own boss. The strength and success of cmINK is to bundle and manage the purchasing volumes of indirect spend segments (businesses like energy, telephones, travel, etc.) and managing the related contracts.

ADO ladies are very happy to add another nice partner to the sponsors it already has, so it can focus even better on its task of promoting women’s football in the Hague region in all aspects.

ADO ladies to lose four top players

Jennifer Vreugdenhil, Jessie van Leeuwen, Hélène Heemskerk and Michelle Vrieling will no longer be playing afor ADO ladies next season. All four players have decided to focus on their own future careers outside of football.

Jennifer Vreugdenhil addresses the application procedure in defense. The 22-year-old goalkeeper played over six seasons at ADO ladies, winning a championship and three cups. She also won the European Championships with the Dutch under 19’s.

Jessie van Leeuwen was 15 years old when she left RKAVV to join ADO ladies. She is already in her fifth season: “ADO ladies will always stay in my heart, but I want to focus on my future career.” Currently, Jessie is employed at ID College.

Hélène Heemskerk can no longer combine her future plans with top sport. In addition to her work, she will follow the accelerated part-time training PABO: “After seven seasons at the highest level, it is time for me to make other choices. Following the bankruptcy of the FC Utrecht Women in January 2014, I switched directly to ADO ladies where I was received with open arms. With the strong organization for women’s football and the good facilities I’ve had a lot of good times with ADO. For me, after so many years, it has come time to choose my professional career.”

Michelle Vrieling hopes to finish her Master of Intervention Criminology at the VU in December. After that, she will probably leave for India for a longer period to continue the week she started in April. “I look forward to fore-filling my ambitions in my career. Despite that fact, I of course will be missing football at ADO ladies. I played five seasons here and learned a lot, plus having a lot of fun. ADO feels like my second family. So I’m sure to continue to follow them!”  Said Michelle Vrieling.

ADO ladies thanks these girls for their great efforts they have shown in the past few years and wish them great success with their future careers away from football.

ADO ladies lose first play-off game

On Friday evening ADO ladies faced Ajax in the first of eight games in the play-off series. The game was like the atmosphere, mostly dead. This was very unusual for the ADO crowd to be so quiet, not that the game offered up much in the way of goal mouth thrills to get people excited.

The game was a tactical battle from the start, both sides cancelling each other out with ease. As the minuted ticked by ADO began to force the game more into the visitors half. Once again it was the talented Victoria Pelova who was at the creative heart of most that ADO did. She unlocked the Ajax defence with some great dribbling with the ball close to her feet. She took some tough tackles and earned a lot of free kicks. The strikes on goal were off target mostly and crosses were being over hit.

At one point when ADO did break clear, it looked as though Lindsey Keizerweerd was clear on goal with only the keeper to beat. Just before her final run in on goal, the referee pulled the play back for a free kick to ADO? What happened to playing the advantage? Jessie van Leeuwen took the free kick, her aim just slightly off target as the ball struck the bar.

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The second half saw Ajax more on the attack. They opened up the field, creating space for their forwards. Their chances started to come and after a quiet first forty five minutes for keeper Jennifer Vreugdenhil, she was kept on her saves, making some good blocks.

No side looked like making any kind of breakthrough until the sixty first minute. Marjolijn van den Bighelaar scoring with a goal from a cross into the area, burying the ball into the corner of the net, 0-1. Ajax pushed forward again and for a few minutes ADO looked in trouble. Captain Hélène Heemskerk and Yvette van der Veen used their experience to pull ADO tight again.

As the game neared it end, the home side went for Ajax. They pushed forward in numbers and the crosses were worrying to the Ajax defence. Ajax were hanging on, Pelova being the closest to grabbing an equaliser with a shot that just went wide of the post.

At the final whistle ADO looked deflated at the defeat. The evening had been played in a strange atmosphere, not just from the stands, but also on the pitch, it didn’t feel quite right. ADO ladies play at FC Twente next Friday. The next home game is against PSV Eindhoven on Friday 12th May, kick-off 19:30

Attendance: 513

ADO ladies team: Jennifer Vreugdenhil; Yvette van der Veen (80. Anouk Boshuizen), Hélène Heemskerk ©, Jessie van Leeuwen, Priscilla Mesker; Nadine Noordam (71. Michelle Vrieling), Vesna Veltrop, Victoria Pelova; Nance van der Meer, Marthe van Erk (67. Sharona Tieleman), Lindsey Keizerweerd

ADO ladies back in action on Friday night

On Friday night ADO Ladies return to action in the play-offs. The top four sides from the regular season play each other home and away, so six games each to decide the title.

The mini league starts with the clubs having their previous points halved ( when points end with a .5, the point is rounded up), so the league will start with the clubs in the following positions.

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Ajax = 27 pts, FC Twente = 22 pts, PSV = 20 pts and ADO = 20 pts.

So a difficult task for ADO ladies to catch up. Yet with good support, things can change, be there and support your local ladies football team.

Please beware of the following travel problems!

From Friday, April 21 09.00 until Monday, April 24th 06:00 hours the Donau underpass at the light rail stop Forepark will be entirely closed. Visitors are advised to travel to the stadium via the A12 exit Nootdorp.

ADO ladies lose at league leaders

ADO ladies lost for the fourth time in a row tonight, this time suffering defeat at the hands of league leaders, Ajax ladies. A solitary close range goal in the thirty seventh minute by Pieëte settled the game.

There is a long break now of almost a month before the league gets back to action for its second phase. ADO ladies in a group of four, playing for the title.

ADO will need to get themselves back to winning ways, as the cup loss and three defeats in a row saw ADO drop below the standards they set themselves at the start of the season.

ADO ladies team: Vreugdenhil, Ridder,Heemskerk, Mesker, Vrieling, Noordam, Keizerweerd, van Leeuwen, Pelova, Simonis, van der Meer

ADO ladies lose to FC Twente

After two successive heavy defeats, would ADO ladies be able to get back to winning ways was the question being asked before they took on FC Twente in the Kyocera stadium early on Saturday evening.

Sadly ADO ladies tasted defeat again, but the performance was much higher than last time out. It was Twente who started strongest in the opening period, keeping ADO pegged back outside their own penalty area. In the fourth minute former ADO favourite Renate Jansen hit a shot from distance which crashed against the crossbar. Early warning signs of what was to come.

Jennifer Vreugdenhil was back in goal and she was made to work. Twente were being kept away from the danger area and were firing in shots from long range, not wasteful ones either. The ADO keeper was on top form, many times using her full length to get finger tips to prevent goal. Midway through the first half Jill Roord got into ADO’s box, she fired a shot that should have resulted in a goal, miraculously somehow Vreugdenhil pulled off a real world class save. The Twente keeper in front of me was cheering for a goal, she too could not believe it wasn’t a goal. Had to be Eredivisie women’s save of the season.

ADO didn’t threaten the goal much, but Sharona Tieleman and Victoria Pelova worked well on the right providing an outlet for the hardworking ADO defence. They managed to earn a couple of corners, but lacked any real directness. As the end of the half approached, another ex ADO favourite Lineth Beerensteyn forced Vreugdenhil into another great save. So 0-0 at the break.

Second half saw Twente coming close to scoring in the opening minutes, then the game settled down in the midfield area. Tieleman had ADO’s best sight on goal, sadly her effort went just over the bar, a miss ADO were soon to regret.

On the hour FC Twente went ahead. The ball coming to Sherida Spitse on the edge of the area. She turned and fired in a low shot just inside the post and out of the reach of the ADO keeper, to celebrate she raced across into the arms of the coaching staff, 0-1

ADO went looking for an equalizer but didn’t create enough to break the defensive line of the visitors. ADO made some substitutions, but it did not help with the attack. It was good to see the return of Lisanne Grimberg, her third spell at ADO. She is a class player and showed some wonderful touches when tightly marked. Great to have her back in the team.

Eighty one minutes played and Twente put the game out of ADO’s reach. A long ball found Jill Roord. The  ADO defence switched off for the first time in the game, allowed her time to shoot into the far bottom corner. Vreugdenhil went ballistic at the players in front of her, she was so angry, 0-2.

The game ended at 0-2. The result a fair one. Twente’s forward line were great, matched equally by some hard working defensive play by ADO’s defenders, especially the aggressive Yvette van der Veen, who ran herself into the ground. If not for player of the match, Jennifer Vreugdenhil, the defeat would have been by a far bigger margin.

Scorers: 60. Sherida Spitse 0-1, 81. Jill Roord 0-2

Attendance: 423

ADO ladies team: Jennifer Vreugdenhil; Yvette van der Veen, Hélène Heemskerk ©, Jessie van Leeuwen (75. Mijke Roelfsema), Priscilla Mesker; Victoria Pelova, Carmen Simonis, Michelle Vrieling; Sharona Tieleman (66. Nadine Noordam), Annouk Boshuizen (75. Lisanne Grimberg), Nance van der Meer

ADO ladies have more game to play in the first phase of the league, away at Ajax next Friday. There is then a long break before the play-offs start. ADO will face Ajax at home. So far the date is set as Friday 21st April, but this maybe switched to the Saturday due to television coverage. You can see the play-ff fixtures HERE.

ADO ladies Michelle Vrieling on promo tour of India

ADO ladies Michelle Vrieling departs on Monday 3rd April to India. The 21 year old player  will promote a week of women’s football at the local football Greenfield Cubs All Kerala Soccer Games PVT LTD. From Sports Networking Michelle has been asked to lead this project. There was no doubt from her side as there was immediately a clear answer from the social player: “What I hope to do with my visit to India is get the girls keen on football and in particular, offer a different perspective. They need to be made aware that football is not just for boys, and that they can play the game. Even in addition to their studies or work. I really want to tell my story to many Indian girls and hopefully get them motivated to play football too.”

Also Ryan Spencer, on the board of Foundation Power Vrouwen is very excited about Michelle’s visit to India: “We are extremely proud of Michelle for going far beyond our borders, she will have the opportunity to meet other women and offer the power to inspire.”

Greenfield Cubs All Kerala Soccer Games PVT LTD is committed to change the current image of youth football in India. This will grow through the (girls) football to develop locally. It is a good combination of education, mental and physical health that is important.