Tearful farewell for leaving ADO ladies

After the 1-2 defeat at home to FC Twente on Friday night, several of the ADO ladies and a member of staff were given a great farewell by the club and its supporters.

Emotions started running high during the second half when many substitutions were made, allowing the leaving players to get a standing ovation, and the leaving substitutes to play one more time in the green and yellow shirts of ADO.

After the final whistle, Karin Punt had the microphone and gave everyone a wonderful emotive farewell speech. This had the effect of causing a few to break into floods of tears as they thanked the clubs management and their loyal followers.

First up was trainer Gert-Jan Dupon, a man who had helped ADO to all of their trophy wins, a true inspiration to all involved at the club. Then the ladies started to go and collect their leaving gifts. Jennifer Vreugdenhil, Hélène Heemskerk, Jessie van Leeuwen, Michelle Vrieling, Lindsey Keizerweerd, Mijke Roelfsema and Isa Pothof.

Wishing them all much success with their future endeavors.

ADO ladies lose final game of the season

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.

Attendance: 329

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

ADO ladies last game of the season this Friday

ADO ladies play their final game of the current season against FC Twente. A tough game to end on.

ADO ladies were unlucky to lose at newly crowned league champions Ajax last week, so should be going into this game with confidence. Form ADO goalkeeper Barbara Lorsheyd should be in goal for the visitors and next season she will be back in goal for our ladies once again.

ADO ladies lose at Ajax

Despite a solid, strong performance away at Ajax, ADO ladies could not deny the Amsterdam side from becoming the league champions for the first time.

The home side took the lead in the twelfth minute, as they broke down the left wing, a cross to the far post was headed home by  Inessa Kaagman, 1-0.

After going behind the ADO players picked up the challenge and worked hard to get back on level terms, both Michelle Vrieling and Sharona Tieleman forcing the Ajax keeper into good saves.

In the added minute of the first half ADO got the goal their play deserved. A pass by Nance van der Meer brilliantly found Nadine Noordam, she remained calm and placed the ball in the back of the net.

The second half saw ADO again pushing forward, creating chances, yet Ajax were very capable of striking themselves, forcing ADO keeper Jennifer Vreugdenhil into some great saves.

The ADO keeper had to be substituted die to injury in the eighty fourth minute by Isa Pothof. Pothof also was forced to make some fine saves as the clock counted down. Yet heartbreak for ADO as in the final minute of the game, Marjolijn van de Bighelaar hit the winner for Ajax, a goal that sealed their championship title.

ADO ladies team: Jennifer Vreugdenhil (84. Isa Pothof); Yvette van der Veen, Hélène Heemskerk ©, Priscilla Mesker, Mijke Roelfsema; Victoria Pelova (49. Eline Koster), Michelle Vrieling, Nadine Noordam; Nance van der Meer, Marthe van Erk (72. Lindsey Keizerweerd), Sharona Tieleman.

ADO ladies final game of the season is next Friday in the Kyocera stadium when they take on FC Twente. Kick-off 19:30.

Barbara Lorsheyd returning to ADO Ladies

Barbara Lorsheyd will be part of the ADO ladies squad for the 2017-2018 season. The 26-year-old keeper returns to the Kyocera Stadium.

In the 2007-2008 season, Barbara Lorsheyd at the age of 16 came to the club as a young talent. From the beginning she was the first keeper to stay for a few seasons. Thus she became part of the renowned team that won the Championship and the KNVB Beker (cup) in season 2011-2012. After six seasons at ADO ladies, Lorsheyd left for Telstar in 2014 where she played for two seasons. She then continued her football career at FC Twente, where she still defends the goal until the end of the season.

“I would like to start the new season at ADO ladies. It is a beautiful club, always fighting with passion on the pitch. In addition, it’s great with the fans who always do their best to create a nice atmosphere in the stadium. I have been playing for seven seasons myself and am glad I can play in an ADO ladies shirt again.”

A Hague icon returns to the old nest again, according to technical manager Alex Scholte. Chief trainer Arend Regeer agrees with this and sees cooperation with Barbara: “Barbara is a keeper with experience, is driven and strong in coaching.”

End of season awards

The 2016/2017 Karel Jansen end of season awards were as follows.

Leading goalscorer: For the second season in a row, Japanese striker Mike Havenaar, having Scored nine goals despite suffering a major viral infection that kept in out of action for well over a month.

Young Talent: Twenty two year old Sheraldo Becker picked up the award, after a difficult start to the season, he developed into a fans favourite.

Player of the season: This award went to long serving Robert Zwinkels, Started the season as second choice, but Fons Groenendijk eventually chose him as his number one. Zwinkels has been admired by fans for his loyalty for years. His experience produce some fine displays which kept ADO in many close games, a well deserved reward.

The ADO ladies awards went to Victoria Pelova as the clubs brightest talent. An award she won through numerous first class, skillful performances, the most consistent player throughout the season.

ADO ladies player of the season: This award deservedly went to Pia Rijsdijk. A hardworking, tough forward. Scored vital goals and is a great team player and I think maybe future captain of the club.


Van Leeuwen super strike earns ADO ladies 3 points

On Friday evening, ADO ladies hosted PSV Eindhoven in their fourth match of the play-off fixtures. Having lost their opening three games ADO ladies were desperate to put on a show for the fans who loyally follow them home and away. So far they had scored zero goals and conceded eight in their opening fixtures.

The first half was very much a quiet affair, chances were few and far between. PSV looked to be the stronger side. Both sides had openings, but the final thrust of attack was missing.

In the nineteenth minute the visitors took the lead. Jeslynn Kuijpers was played in on goal. She was one on one with ADO keeper Jennifer Vreugdenhil, she kept her cool and calmly passed the ball into the net, 0-1.

The game was pretty much even for twenty minute, before ADO moved up a gear and became more threatening down the wings. In the second minute of first half injury time ADO got level. The ever energetic Lindsey Keizerweerd broke forward, centering the ball for Marthe van Erk to slot the ball home, 1-1.

The second half saw ADO come out with a totally different game plan. They really went for PSV. They totally dominated the midfield and were winning every loose ball. PSV had their backs to the wall as ADO pushed forward. Priscilla Mesker and Nadine Noordam were working so hard, never gave up on anything.

The PSV keeper Angela Christ, who in the first half had made some good saves, was playing even better during the second half, time after time she timed her runs from her goal to make superb blocks and agile saves. ADO kept attacking and PSV were putting their bodies on the line to block shots, very brave defending.PSV had to substitute their keeper due to injury, Annerens Tijm taking over and was kept just busy, producing some fine saves to keep the visitors in the game.

ADO had a goal disallowed but in the sixty third minute they got the goal their play deserved. The home side were awarded a free-kick thirty five meters away from goal. Jessie van Leeuwen placed the ball before curling an absolute beauty of a shot into the far corner over the keeper, fantastic goal, 2-1.

ADO had so many chances to seal the game, but the ball would go in the net. In the final five minutes PSV tried their hardest to get level. This time it was ADO’s defence that had to be strong. Vreugdenhil pulled of some good saves to deny the visitors.

The whistle went and ADO claimed their first three points in the play-offs. It was a very enjoyable game in a fun atmosphere. ADO deserved the  three points.

Attendance: 329

ADO ladies: Jennifer Vreugdenhil; Hélène Heemskerk ©, Sabine Kuilenburg (35. Jessie van Leeuwen), Priscilla Mesker, Sharona Tieleman (35. Eline Koster); Victoria Pelova (80. Carmen Simonis), Michelle Vrieling, Nadine Noordam; Nance van der Meer, Marthe van Erk, Lindsey Keizerweerd

New signings for ADO ladies

Sharon Kok, Suzanne Admiraal and Lauren Delleman will be part of the ADO ladies squad for the 2017-2018 season. Sharon Kok and Suzanne Admiral make the switch from Telstar and Lauren Delleman comes in from Ajax.

The 30-year-old Sharon Kok will strengthen the back-line of the Hague club as a central defender. “I see my time at ADO ladies as a positive. It’s a completely new challenge.” Said Sharon Kok. After eight seasons at the highest level she chooses to pursue her football career in The Hague: “I have found my conversations with Arend Regeer and Alex Scholte very positive. I have a clear picture of the club and am very excited to get started here.”

Suzanne Admiraal is a handy player and comes to ADO after three seasons at Telstar: “I’m very excited to play for ADO ladies next season. The way of playing, the atmosphere in the stadium, the supporters and the positivity of the club really appeal to me. I would like to take the next step and want to make it a good season for the club.”

Lauren Delleman made the transition from CTO Amsterdam to Ajax four years ago. originally a defender, she can used in several places, even as a winger or defensive midfielder. The 22-year-old from Amstelveen is looking forward to the new season: “I’m very happy with this move! ADO ladies always play in the top of the Eredivisie and is a club with a vision in women’s football. In addition, it is a warm club with good facilities. I’m looking forward to the start of next season!”

Chief coach Arend Regeer is very pleased with the new arrivals: “All three girls have qualities. Suzanne is fast, goal-oriented and has scoring ability. With Sharon we get a lot of experience, giving up is not an option for her. Lauren is a true top sports player, in addition to being able to play football, she graduated with a cum laude (Bachelor Rights) degree.

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.