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.

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 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.

Great support for ADO in the Kuip

ADO Den Haag took 1200 supporters to the Kuip in Rotterdam this afternoon to face reigning league champions Feyenoord.

In a full stadium the ADO fans made most of the noise from up high in the green and yellow section.

On the forty third minute ADO supporters were joined by the Feyenoord fans in a minutes applause for Mark “YANK” that was followed by the singing of “You’ll never walk alone.” A fitting tribute to a great guy who will be missed by so many.