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.
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