Pia Rijsdijk stunner earns a draw in friendly

On Saturday afternoon, ADO ladies hosted German side Borussia Monchengladbach at the Aftrap, Zuiderpark. ADO’s starting eleven were Dalebout, Ridder, Daal, Delleman, Mesker, Speelman, Dessing, Simonis, van Erk, Koster, Admiraal.

The first half saw ADO mostly on the offensive, Monchengladbach seemed to settle to sit back and defend, when they did have possession, they showed no attacking flair, as they were making short passes across the midfield, rarely pushing forward.

ADO ladies were playing with plenty of aggression, the referee having to talk to some of the players during set pieces. Yet despite the dominance, it was the visitors who came closest to opening the scoring in the thirteenth minute. A shot being hit just wide of the post.

ADO were creating chances, yet the finishing touch was not quite there. This came back to haunt them as in the second minute of first half injury time Gladbach broke down the left. A shot went low into the far bottom corner with the keeper caught out of position, 0-1.

The second half saw a different approach from both sides. It was the Germans who were more in control, playing the long ball trying to catch ADO on the break. ADO ladies were now doing the short passing, but when they played the ball out wide to the left ADO looked really threatening.


The finishing was still poor from ADO, a couple of times, just a solid contact would have got the ball over the line. When ADO leveled in the seventy fifth, it was a goal worth waiting for. Pia Rijsdijk collected the ball twenty two metres from goal, she looked up and curled a stunning shot into the top corner, offering the keeper no chance, 1-1.

In the final phase of the game, both sides had players through one on one with the keepers, yet both shot straight into the keepers arms. The final whistle blew and the draw was the fair result.

ADO ladies lose to Ajax in pre-season friendly

On Wednesday evening, ADO ladies took on reigning league champions Ajax, as part of their pre-season build up.

Ajax took an early lead in the eighth minute. In the thirty third minute Ajax doubled their lead. ADO ladies, no matter how hard they tried, could not pull a goal back before the break. So at half-time it was 2-0.

ADO ladies made several changes during the second half, sadly ADO still could not score. Ajax added a third girl in the eighty eighth minute to make the final score 3-0 to Ajax.

ADO ladies starting eleven: Lorsheyd,  Ridder, Koster, Tieleman, Simonis, van der Meer, van Erk, Kuilenburg, Boshuizen, Admiraal, Delleman

ADO ladies lose friendly on last day at training camp

The ADO ladies team have been on the three day training camp in Goes, South Holland. On the final day, Saturday the played the youth under 17 side of Kloetinge (male team). The game was split into three periods of twenty five minutes, giving a chance for all of the ADO players to take part in the game.

At the end of the first period the home side took the lead. During the final two periods ADO ladies were a stronger side and were unlucky not to grab an equaliser.

Team first period:
Barbara Lorsheyd, Allyssa Daal, Lauren Delleman, Sabine Kuilenburg, Priscilla Mesker, Carmen Simonis, Eline Koster, Vesna Veltrop, Nance van der Meer, Marthe van Erk, Susanne Admiraal

Team second period:
Barbara Lorsheyd (37. Romy Dalebout), Nikki Ridder, Lauren Delleman, Sabine Kuilenburg,  Sharona Tieleman, Annouk Boshuizen, Carmen Simonis, Eline Koster, Shanique Dessing, Marthe van Erk, Susanne Admiraal

Team third period:
Romy Dalebout. Nikki Ridder, Allyssa Daal, Priscilla Mesker, Sharona Tieleman, Romy Speelman, Vesna Veltrop (33. Lauren), Eline Koster, Nance van der Meer, Annouk Boshuizen, Shanique Dessing

The next friendly for ADO ladies is against Ajax on Wednesday to be played at the home of vv Noordwijk.

ADO win in China

ADO Den Haag won their latest pre-season friendly against Chinese second division side Beijing Enterprises.

The hosts took the lead after only four minutes. ADO got back level in the thirty seventh minute. Sheraldo Becker was fouled inside the penalty. Donny Gorter converting the spot kick to make it 1-1.

The second half saw ADO make several changes giving all the players a chance to take part. ADO took the lead in the sixty third minute when their new signing Elson Hooi hit the back of the net, 1-2.

With twenty five minutes remaining, ADO Den Haag made more substitutions to the eleven on the pitch. The clock ran down and ADO ran out winners 1-2. ADO now with a 100% winning pre-season. The final pre-season game is next Tuesday 5th August at home to Excelsior, kick-off at 14:30.

ADO win latest pre-season friendly

On Saturday afternoon ADO Den Haag defeated De Graafschap thanks to in form goal scorer Danny Bakker.

With the game at 0-0 after the first half, it was Bakker who broke the deadlock with a well taken free-kick in the fifty eighth minute. The run of form in front of goal must be making trainer Fons Groenendijk smile beyond his wildest dreams.

Photos courtesy of and with thanks to Marc ADOfans.nl

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 ADOfans.nl