ADO ladies win in style at home

On Friday night ADO ladies had a great 3-1 win over newly formed Excelsior Barendrecht. From the kick-off ADO ladies dominated the play. It was a backs to the wall night for the visiting defenders.

After ten minutes ADO took the lead. Nadine Noordam collected the ball, cut inside, beating defenders with ease before, from outside the penalty area, floated a delicate chip over the keeper who had come too far from her goal, great vision, 1-0.

ADO had so much possession that they dropped concentration at the back. This almost allowed the visitors to get level. Only a great save by Barbara Lorsheyd kept ADO’s one goal margin intact.

ADO attacks came mostly down the wings as the midfield and strikers waited time and time again for a clear cut chance. Yet for the rest of the first half, the closest they came was when the ball struck the cross bar.

Second half was the same as the first. ADO on top, Excelsior having to defend like crazy. The keeper, Sofie van Houtven had to organize everything in front of her, as well as produce some good blocks.

As the game progressed, more and more chances came ADO’s way. Eventually ADO broke down the Excelsior defence. In the seventieth minute, Carmen Simonis worked hard to reach a ball on the wing, her cross was hard and low, perfectly placed for Marthe van Erk to race in and slam the ball home first time, 2-0.

The frame of the goal save Excelsior again, but again ADO, this time down the left beat the defence by speed of play. Seventy seven minutes played and Victoria Pelova collected the ball, headed towards the goal. van Houtven raced out to meet her, but the ADO forward stroked the ball into the back of the net, 3-0.

More chances came and went, Excelsior battled hard, crunching tackles that left players limping and in need of assistance from the trainers. None of it foul play, just hard tackling, great entertainment.

ADO couldn’t quite finish with a clean sheet. In the first minute of added time Excelsior broke down the left. A fierce shot was superbly saved by Lorsheyd. The rebound fell kindly to Solange de Smit who got a consolation goal for the Rotterdam side, 3-1.

It was a great display from ADO’s young side. If and when they win their game in hand, they would now be joint top of the league. All is looking good at ADO ladies!

ADO ladies: Barbara Lorsheyd, Allyssa Daal, Sabine Kuilenburg, Lauren Delleman, Priscilla Mesker, Victoria Pelova, Romy Speelman (80. Annouk Boshuizen), Nadine Noordam, Nance van der Meer (67. Marthe van Erk), Carmen Simonis en Sharona Tieleman

ADO ladies frustrate reigning champions

On Friday evening, ADO ladies traveled to Amsterdam to take on the reigning league champions Ajax, at the Ajax training complex, De Toekomst.

Ajax full of experienced players were expected to be a huge challenge to ADO’s younger team. Yet it was the ADO ladies who threatened the goal on two occasions during the opening forty five minutes. This meant everything was going pretty much to plan with the game at 0-0.

The second half saw ADO ladies stay as a solid unit. ADO ladies introduced substitutes throughout the half, yet the formation remained strong. They battled hard and frustrated the home side. ADO used up the time well, making a final change in the ninety first minute.

The final whistle blew and was greeted by a very happy looking ADO side. This was an excellent point gained, when most expected they would leave Amsterdam with no points at all.

ADO ladies starting eleven: Lorsheyd, Mesker, Noordam, Pelova, Tieleman, Simonis, van der Meer, Kuilenburg, Daal, Speelman, Dessing.

ADO ladies Season Ticket

This season it is possible to buy an ADO ladies Season Ticket. The season ticket gives access to both competition and cup matches of the ADO ladies team in the Cars Jeans Stadium. Order your season ticket and win a signed match ball.

Season tickets from just € 20, – you get to visit all the matches in the Women’s Eredivisie  and the KNVB Cup.

Season ticket up to 17 years: € 20 per person
Season ticket from 17 years: € 35 per person
Family Season Card (for two children and two adults): € 90 per family

A chance to win a ADO ladies signed match ball

If you order a season ticket between Friday 15th September and Friday 22nd September, you will have a chance to win a signed match ball.

If you buy a family card, you also get a VIP event for four people at a home match of ADO ladies in Sky Lounge and Un Momento d’ADO at the Cars Jeans Stadium.

Individual ticket sales

You can also purchase tickets on the night of any game at the reception to the main stand, these tickets cost:
Up to 17 years € 2
From 17 years € 4

Group Rate
For groups of ten  or more people we can offer a tailor made arrangements.

To place an order your your tickets or make group arrangements, send an email to: TICKETING@ADOVROUWEN.NL

Eredivisie pioneer Barbara Lorsheyd back with more experience

After two years at  Telstar and one season at FC Twente, Barbara Lorsheyd returned this summer as an experienced keeper to the club with which she debuted in 2007 as a 16-year-old player in the Eredivisie Women. “I have had seven amazing years here, so ADO  Den Haag is my club.

Of all the pioneers who came into action for the six clubs in the Eredivisie Women ten years ago, there are now no more than ten at the highest level at home or abroad. “I still like the game because I can combine my football with my work as a swimming instructor,” explains Barbara why she stays in goal. Remembering the first Eredivisie season, she still knows how she got used to it as a beginner. “The young girls who are starting now will be learning. The advantage of my 10 years experience is that I know what is expected of you. That’s what you’re trying to give to the youngsters, so they are more free on the pitch.”

When Barbara left the club three years ago, she hoped she could go abroad as a professional. After one season at Telstar, the Swiss club Basel seemed to want her join them. “I ran around and everything was actually sorted, but I did not get the tickets to Switzerland.” I later learned that the club had attracted another keeper at the last moment. After another year Telstar, Barbara was about to hang up her gloves. At the last minute she decided to accept an offer from FC Twente. “Another chance to make a squad for the Dutch national team and also play in the Champions League gave me the chance to find the fun in football.”

At ADO ladies she won one league title and two KNVB cups and in 137 games she kept 46 clean sheets. With the Dutch team she made the pre selection for the European Championships. The fact that she was finally dropped from the tournament did not come as a surprise. “Now that Loes Geurts has left, there is now a place.” It was hard after about one week to start preparing with ADO Den Hag again. “A longer rest would have been fine.”

As a result of injuries and because Nadine Noordam and Victoria Pelova were selected for the under 19 European Championships and the departure of Pia Rijsdijk, meant the preparation of ADO ladies was not ideal. “But missing your players does not matter much,” says Barbara. “On the training pitch you just have to get on with it and if young people train hard they may turn out to be a player that can replace those who are unavailable. If you look at our pre-season matches, we have made a lot of progress and picked up the young talent quickly. At least I see good development and you have to aim for the top play-offs.”

ADO ladies draw their opening game

ADO ladies open their season with a game against PEC Zwolle. It was looking as though ADO would be starting with a win. Yet the visitors stole a point in the ninety fourth minute of the game.

PEC started the stronger and for ten minutes were in charge of the midfield. ADO were coming down the wings, but Zwolle looked confident on the ball. Yet their confidence became their downfall. In the seventeenth minute, they again tried to play the ball out of defence using fast, tight passing, this time it backfired.  Keeper Nadja Olthuis tripped and gave the ball away, the ball came to Suzanne Admiraal, who had time and space to fire home ADO ladies first goal of the campaign, 1-0.

Once in front ADO took over the game, on more than one occasion ADO players found themselves in front of the goal with time, yet their efforts were well blocked by the Zwolle keeper, chances that would cost ADO later.

There was heavy rain during the first half, but in the second, the heavens really opened up. It was ADO who dealt with the conditions better and it was they who scored again. On the hour, Nance van der Meer played a long ball forward, brilliantly finding Carmen Simonis. She raced in on goal, could have shot, but instead played the ball into the area for Victoria Pelova. As she was about to shoot, she was barged in the back and a penalty was awarded. Simonis firing the spot kick home to the right of the keeper, 2-0.

ADO missed further chances, the best just going over the bar, it looked comfortable for ADO, but Zwolle were still up for the fight. In the seventieth minute they pulled a goal back. Babiche Roof beating Barbara Lorsheyd in the ADO goal, who was made captain on her return to the club, 2-1.

Zwolle could sense ADO were nervous and pressed for the all important equaliser. An injury lead to the assistant referee showing there would be an additional four minutes of extra time and in the final minute, Shanel Smid managed to sweep the ball into the far  corner, leaving Lorsheyd helpless, 2-2.

ADO looked so downhearted, They kicked off and the final whistle blew. A disappointing end to the night, but they will learn from it and improve.

Attendance: 405

ADO ladies team: Barbara Lorsheyd ©; Allyssa Daal, Lauren Delleman, Priscilla Mesker, Sharona Tieleman; Nadine Noordam, Carmen Simonis, Romy Speelman (84. Eline Koster); Nance van der Meer (73. Shanique Dessing), Marthe van Erk (58. Victoria Pelova), Suzanne Admiraal

ADO games coming up this weekend

After the International break, ADO will be looking to start afresh after their disappointing start to the season. From three games they have zero points and scored just the one goal.

Saturday’s game at Willem II offers ADO the chance to get off the mark and give themselves a confidence boost as the following week, they will play their biggest game of the season, at home to Ajax.


The ADO ladies will start their season with a home game against PEC Zwolle on Friday night.

The new squad looks exciting and free flowing. So get yourselves to the Cars Jeans stadium and support the ladies. It’s always a fun, friendly atmosphere.


ADO ladies start their season this coming Friday

This coming Friday night. ADO ladies will be kicking off their season with a home game against PEC Zwolle in the Cars Jeans Stadium. Kick-off at 19:30. Be there at the start of their season and support them throughout.

There have been many changes to the squad since last season. The opening pre-season friendlies didn’t see good results, but the more they played together, the better they got. The last three games saw them scoring eight goals and concede three.

They have lost their main goal threat in Pia Rijsdijk, but they have strengthened well in midfield. Goals have been spread throughout the team, which means even with the occasional injury, the team are not reliant on one main goal scorer.

So please join us in the Cars Jeans stadium this Friday night. It’s a cheap night out and the atmosphere is really very friendly and a lot of fun. If you go and enjoy it and want to see more, here are the rest of the home fixtures for ADO ladies.


Fri 08th Sep – ADO v PEC Zwolle – 19:30

Fri 29th Sep – ADO v Excelsior Barendrecht – 19:30

Fri 13th Oct – ADO v sc Heerenveen – 19:30

Fri 27th Oct – ADO v PSV – 19:30

Fri 10th Nov – ADO v FC Twente – 19:30

Fri 15th Dec – ADO v Ajax – 19:30


Fri 02nd Feb – ADO v sc Heerenveen – 19:30

Fri 09th Feb – ADO v Achilles’29 – 19:30

Fri 23rd Feb – ADO v Alkmaar – 19:30


ADO ladies win final pre-season friendly

On Wednesday night, ADO ladies played their final pre-season friendly against Ter Leede VR1, winning the game 0-3.

ADO were two goal by half-time. The first coming in the thirteenth minute, thanks to Suzanne Admiraal. The second goal came in the forty first minute when Nance van der Meer scored, both goals created by Romy Speelman.

ADO’s third goal came in the eighty second minute of the second half, scored by Carmen Simonis after being played in by van der Meer.

ADO’s starting eleven: Lorsheyd, Mesker, Noordam, Tieleman, Simonis, van der Meer, van Erk, Kuilenburg, Speelman, Admiraal,Delleman.

The new season for real starts next week on Friday night. Be there and support the ADO ladies this coming season.