ADO win their friendly at Zeeland training camp

ADO Den Haag kept up their 100% winning for the pre-season build up. ADO beating a Zeeuwse XI 1-3.

The first half ended 1-1. The home side taking the lead through Steve Schalkwijk in the fifteenth minute. It took until the thirty ninth minute to get level. Danny Bakker curling in a beautiful free-kick from 20m out.

The second half ADO struggling to put moves together and it wasn’t until the final minutes that the visitors sealed the win. Eighty six minutes in a long cross was headed into the area, the keeper made a good save but Mats van Kins was alert and fired the ball home, 1-2. The final minute and Sheraldo Becker was still fired up, chased down the keeper and got the ball, with calmness he moved wide before firing in at the far corner, great finish, 1-3.

So with six games of the pre-season won, scoring a whopping 40 goals and conceding just the 4. ADO’s remaining friendlies will be at home to MVV Maastricht next Tuesday night at 19:30 and Saturday 22nd at home to De Graafschap at 14:30. Then it is the final game to be played in China against Beijing Enterprises on 29th July.

Photos courtesy of and with thanks to Marc of


ADO in goal rampage in latest friendly

ADO Den Haag played their fifth pre-season game and hit 13 on Wednesday evening, the second of their summer training camp. The game against Bruse Boys was another one-sided affair as were the previous games.

Amateur side Bruse Boys kept ADO at bay for the opening twenty five minutes, then the floodgates opened and the goals flooded in. Sheraldo Becker with the first. then it was Delano Laden  (28) Becker again (31) Laden getting his second too (34). Thirty six minutes played and Lex Immers scored his first ADO goal since returning to the club. The sixth and final goal of the half scored by Danny Bakker in the last minute of the half, 0-6.

ADO made several changes to their line-up, but the  goals kept going in. Guy Smith hitting the net twice in the forty eighth and fiftieth minutes. ADO made more changes to their line-up. ADO’s ninth goal came in the seventieth minute thanks to Sam van Huffel. ADO hit double figures in the seventy fourth minute thanks to a goal by Hennos Asmelash. A minute later, Trevor David made it 0-11.

ADO did not manage to keep a clean sheet despite all their forward dominance. Bruse Boys grabbed a goal in the seventy seventh minute, great for the hosts to get a consolation goal, but left the ADO defence annoyed.

ADO were back scoring again within three minutes. Ludcinio Marengo scoring from the penalty spot in the eightieth minute. ADO got another penalty in the eighty sixth minute, this time Mats van Kins converting the spot kick to end the night’s scoring. Final result 1-13.

ADO will play one more friendly during their camp, this time on Friday facing a Zeeuws XI before returning back to The Hague.

ADO win first game of summer training camp

ADO Den Haag completed their first day of the club’s summer training camp in Renesse  with another easy victory, this time over amateur VV Serooskerke.

Before the kick-off a minutes silence was observed for the sad passing away of former ADO ladies player Sylvia Nooij, a touching moment.

ADO took the first half with ease. Goals from Sheraldo Becker in the eighth minute. Ludcinio Marengo doubled ADO’s lead in the twenty eighth minute. Becker scoring again in the forty fourth minute to make it 0-3 at the break.

A few half-time changes didn’t make any difference to ADO’s performance. The fifty fifth minute saw Marengo claim his second and ADO’s fourth. ADO made more changes and continued to apply plenty of pressure. Dennis van der Heijden made it 0-5 in the seventy third minute.

With ten minutes remaining ADO were reduced to ten men on the pitch. After all the possible substitutions had been made, Marengo had to go off with an injury.

ADO continued to go forward and in the eighty fifth minute van der Heijden doubled his goal tally too, 0-6. In the final minute ADO matched their score at SVV Scheveningen, Sam van Huffel making it 0-7. The final whistle blew almost immediately from the restart. A simple win and no goals conceded.

ADO have been scoring goals for fun so far in their pre-season build up. Looks good on paper, but there is no real testing of the players or tactics against the amateur sides. To see how the team are progressing will have to wait until the friendly games at home to MVV Maastricht, 18th July and against De Graafschap on the 22nd July.

ADO win third friendly in a row.

On Saturday evening ADO Den Haag played their third pre-season friendly of the new season, away to Halsteren. The hosts put up a better opposition than in previous two games, even breaking through the ADO defence.

ADO got off to a great start, Roycel James scoring an own goal in the tenth minute. In the twenty ninth minute ADO doubled their lead when Donny Gorter scored from a penalty. ADO kept on the attack and made it 0-3 in the thirty third minute thanks to a free-kick by Sheraldo Becker. In the final minute of the half, ADO conceded their first goal of the pre-season campaign, Thomas van der Spek converting a penalty.

The second half was basically a non event. All the action coming in the ninetieth minute. Thomas Meißner scoring to make it 1-4. Yet Halsteren still managed to grab their second goal in the dying seconds thanks to Abdoe Abdendi to make the final score 2-4.

Photos courtesy of and thanks to Marc at


ADO lades lose first pre-season game

LARGE ADO LADIES LOGOOn Wednesday evening,ADO Ladies took on a male side, DSVP JO17 in Pijnacker. The opponents were too big and too strong for the ladies to cope with.

ADO ladies were two goals down at the break and at the end of the game it was a simple 6-0 victory for the DSVP.

A big loss, but a very useful match, this type of game will help the ladies get stronger and physically fitter. It is what a pre-season is all about.

ADO’s Kanon on losing side against Holland

On Sunday evening Holland took on the Ivory Coast in Rotterdam. What made this game unusual was the fact that a player from our local club, ADO Den Haag was playing for the Ivory Coast.  Wilfried Kanon  starting as the left attacking full back. A game worth following for all football fans of the green and yellow.

It was a tough night for the Ivory Coast as the Dutch fielded a strong line up. By half-time the home side had taken a three goal lead. Two from Joel Veltman in the thirteenth and thirty sixth minutes, each goal coming either side of a penalty scored by Arjen Robben in the thirty second minute.

Kanon was facing up to Robben, Holland’s most talented and skillful attacking threat. Kanon’s strength was forcing the flying Dutchman to come inside to find space, this allowed Kanon time to go forward down the flank. Kanon was combining well with Lyon’s Maxwell Cornet. Chances were created by the visitors, they came close on several occasions, some fine goalkeeping by Jasper Cillessen kept the Elephants at bay. Also some long range strikes on goal were missing by the smallest of margins.

The second half saw the Dutch completely dominate proceedings. It looked as though the Ivory Coast were slowing down. Kanon was losing battles with Robben, at times there were two marking Holland’s main man. Chances for the visitors  began to dry up as Holland pushed to increase their goal tally.

The goal did come. Davy Klaassen making it 4-0 after the sixty ninth minute. Six minutes later Vincent Janssen scored an esay tap in to end the scoring.

Kanon did not complete the game, it was a tough game for him, however his display must have surely grabbed the attention of some watching trainers, good news for him, but not for ADO. Holland had played some good football, but despite the big defeat, the Ivory Coast earned a lot of credit, a powerful team.

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