ADO ladies v FC Twente

Due to the forthcoming World Cup Hockey to be held in and around the Kyocera stadium, the home game against FC Twente was the last of the season to be held in the ladies own stadium. To mark this; supporters made it a special night, lots of colour and noise to welcome the players and thank them for a good season, although no silverware to show for their efforts this time around.

Renate Jansen, ADO’s top striker became the player to play most times for the club, playing her 150th game. It was such a shame she could not celebrate with a win.

FC Twente started brightly and after just one minute, thirty six seconds took the lead; Ellen Jansen finding space to score, 0-1. The visitors were totally dominant and forced ADO to keep tracking back. Twente scored again in the thirteenth minute; Emilie Fillion taking time to beat Jennifer Vreugdenhil in the ADO goal, 0-2.

Only after going two goals behind did ADO begin to become a threat. Lisanne Grimberg and Lineth Beerensteyn both having opportunities, but the Twente keeper was alert to the dangers. ADO continued to push hard and got the reward they deserved. Kitty Susan broke the off-side trap and kept her nerve to pass the ball past the keeper into the net, 1-2.

Beerensteyn almost made it 2-2 just before the break, from a cross she attempted a brave diving header, putting her head in where it hurts and receiving a blow to the face from a boot, but her effort did not get the full contact she was looking for.

ADO started the second half well, yet a final touch to a pass or a cross wasn’t there. The game slowly began to die out. It became a chore to watch. Vreugdenhil in the ADO goal was kept the busier keeper. Marleen Joore had to work hard to stop the crosses coming in from the right. Twente got their third goal in the closing stages. In the eighty first minute Marlous Pieete hammered the ball home to totally end any ADO hopes, 1-3.

ADO ladies team: Jennifer Vreugdenhil, Marleen Joore, Paola van der Veen, Yvette van der Veen, Lucienne Reichardt © (78. Tula de Wit), Lineth Beerensteyn, Renate Jansen, Tessa Oudejans, Lisanne Grimberg, Kitty Susan (73. Michelle Vrieling), Hélène Heemskerk

ADO player of the Match: Lineth Beerensteyn, tough and skillful as ever.

Attendance: 700

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