The big question in most people’s minds was could ADO, under the leadership of Henk Fraser continue their great run of form?
The answer was no. Not through lack of effort but due to the disgracefuk tactics from the team of Breda. They began time wasting in the second minute of the first half. They were happy to just play the ball across the back line or pass back tpo their keeper. It was boring, unimaginative. I felt sorry for their fans who had travelled, who made the best of things dressed in carnival gear and having their own mini party, thay had to do something to forget they had paid to watch their team play with no thought of trying to the win the game.
ADO must have 80% of the possession in the first half. They worked hard to try and break through NAC’s brick wall. ADO managed a couple of efforts on goal, but there was nothing to trouble Jelle ten Rouwelaar in the visitors goal.
The start of the second half so no improvement in the mentally of NAC, as they were happy to soak up whatever ADO had to throw at them. The home side defenders were not troubled at all and they could push up to help the midfield. Tommie Beugelsdijk has one hell of an engine on him, from penalty area to penalty he raced back and forth throughout the half.
In the fifty fifth minute disaster struck. NAC’s first attack ended with them taking the leader. ADO’s former player Rydell Poepon split the ADO defence with a well weighted pass into the path of Elson Hooi who just beat Robert Zwinkels in a race to the ball and toe poked it into the back of the net, 0-1.
ADO upped their drive and attacked with more speed this resulted in ADO soon getting back onto level terms.
In the sixty third minute, Danny Holla played a long ball toward Roland Alberg, he was running between two NAC defenders and was originally forced off the ball. The tenacity of Alberg got its reward. The defender Sepp de Roover collected the ball and decided to turn back in front of the goal. Alberg saw an opportunity and lunged forward and simply prodded the ball of his toe and into the net, a very simple goal to concede and the keeper was livid, 1-1.
The rest of the game was one way traffic as ADO looked for that winning goal. The Attacks down both wings were coming every minute; but the NAC defence held out to the final whistle. In the end the visitor were happy not to have lost, it was to end their run of five consecutive defeats to ADO.
ADO man of the Match: Aaron Meijers, really has been the most consistent players this season, never has a bad game and tonight he tried everything to get ADO the lead.