Wednesday August 10th ADO played their third warm up game of the pre-season against second division side Oss FC. As far as friendlies go this game was not too bad at all.
Both sides didn’t sit back, both looked to move forward, yet it was the visiting side who looked the more confident in their play at the start. They had chances early on to take the lead, but a few good stops by de Zwart in goal saved some early blushes.
The scored stayed level until the last minute of the half, as the ball was played into the area, Beugelsdijk was judged to have handled the ball and the referee awarded a penalty. That is now two penalties against Tom Beugelsdijk in two games, a trend that has to stop soon! The spot kick was cleanly taken by Danny v/d Meiracker, 0-1.
The second half saw a more dominant performance from ADO. Many substitutions were made and they took to the task in hand really well. ADO had several great opportunities to draw level but were denied by the keeper or by refereeing decisions. They also missed a penalty. It was starting to look as though ADO would be second best again but again, in the final minute of the half ADO got the goal they deserved. A header from new man Catalin Tira beating Richard Arends in the Oss goal to make it 1-1.
The ref blew his whistle ten seconds after the restart. It was an entertaining game which ADO could have won, but it is a building process as all the new players need to fit into the jigsaw before the new season starts.