NAC v ADO

ADO win at NAC Breda

Well after last weeks demolition at home to PSV, ADO Den Haag went out and hammered NAC Breda away. It was a game that typified the saying, “A game of two halves.”

The first forty five minutes was a dismal boring affair, there was only one chance per side, a real yawn for those watching.

In all honesty NAC should have gone into the break ahead. They were the dominant side and ran the left side of the ADO defence ragged. All too often NAC were left with a man over but failed to capitalise on their pressure. The one time they got the ball into the net, it was ruled that the goal scorer Jordy Buijs twice handled the ball before poking the bal over the line.

The second half started brightly, a complete change to the first half. ADO looked to have a bit more passion and looked up for the fight.

On the hour mark ADO took the lead as from a corner, Beugelsdijk slotted the ball home in front of the away supporters: A simple finish, but a vital one, 0-1.

After ADO had taken the lead, NAC Breda fell apart, the heart of the team seemed to die and from then on there was only going to be one winner.

The big game change for ADO was the introduction of Vicento in place of van Duinen.  As soon as that change happened, the game totally opened up for ADO.

With fifteen minutes to go Poepon on the outside of the area played a delightful subtle ball inside the box to Chery who tucked the ball away just inside the post, great play by Poepon, 0-2.

In the seventy ninth minute Poepon found himself with a direct run on goal. This showed his lack of self confidence. A striker in form would have gone on and buried the chance, but instead he played the ball wide to Vicento, the NAC keeper Ten Rouwelaar closed him down, making an excellent save.

With eighty two minutes played, ADO were awarded a penalty after Chery was pulled back by De Roover, The defender receiving a red card. Danny Holla, ADO’s usual penalty taker offer the chance to Poepon. The under pressure forward tucked the ball away into the corner with ease, hopefully this will build his confidence, but I am not sure Steijn would be happy about Holla making such decisions? 0-3

At the final whistle the player’s went across to their fans to celebrate a good win. This season is proving to be a good one for them on their travels, as they are still to lose away from home. Now all they have to do is get their home form sorted and the club would be challenging for a European spot again.

ADO man of the match: Tom Beugelsdijk; a weak first half but shined in the second.

Attendance: 17,100

A big thank you to Marc of ADOfans.nl for supplying these pictures as I was in the away section with small camera.

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