ADO v Kardemir Karabükspor

Due to the cancellation of the planned Friday night game at the Kyocera, a quickly rearranged game against top flight Turkish side Kardemir Karabükspor was played on Saturday afternoon at the home of HVV Laakkwartier. Due to the last minutes changes, the fans were allowed in for free and around 800 turned up to watch.

The first thirty minutes were a dire, boring affair. No goal mouth action to speak of at all, in fact the only minor sight on goal was a weakly hit low shot from Kevin Jansen. There were however several spicy challenges taking place in the midfield.

The final fifteen minute of the half saw ADO stretch the backline of the Turks, resulting in chances for Gervane Kastaneer, whose effort was well saved by Adriano Fachini. The other effort came from Edouard Duplan that was hit high over the crossbar.

The second half saw both sides make several changes during its course. The game actually came to life after a rough challenge by Promise Isaac on ADO trial player Tom Trybull. The ADO player reacted angrily and saw more players join in a minor melee. Issac was shown the red card for his troubles.

After going down to ten men Kardemir Karabükspor worked hard to close down ADO’s ambitions, with closing down opponents quickly and more heavy challenges. Yet eventually after keeping their heads, ADO began to create space earning them their just rewards.

Eighty one minutes played and Jose San Roman got to the dead ball line before looking up a cut the ball back toward the far post were Aaron Meijers had the easy task to stroke the ball home, 1-0.

Just two minutes later ADO doubled their lead after a bizarre bit of goalkeeping by the visiting keeper. The keeper ran out of his area to make a challenge for the ball, he won his race. Then without looking cleared the ball to Duplan who simply guided the ball back into an empty net, 2-0.

The game slowed as it came to end. ADO have now won all of their pre-season friendlies so far. The final friendly is in the Kyocera stadium next Saturday against Greek side Iraklis Saloniki