Another draw to end the season
KVC Westerlo receives Club NXT in the last play round of the 1B Pro League. In the Westerlo team, there are two changes compared to last week. Igor Vetokele is not there because of an injury, Kyan Vaesen takes his place today. He scored his first professional goal in the previous game, today is his first starting spot for KVC Westerlo. Pietro Perdichizzi replaces Noël Soumah who is suspended
The game gets going with some little fouls on both sides. Club NXT came close to the goal a few times in the beginning of the game, but Koen Van Langendonck and his defence were always ready. In the 19th minute Lukas Van Eenoo’s cross to the far post created the first good chance for Westerlo. Yameogo headed the ball towards the goal, but it was blocked by a defender of Club NXT.
A bit later, Léo Seydoux gets an excellent chance, he kicks over but the ball goes against the post. A few minutes later, Kyan Vaesen created danger at the 16 meter of Club NXT. In the 30th minute the young striker hits the target and the ball flies into the bottom left corner, 1-0 for KVC Westerlo.
Club NXT comes out of the dressing room with an attacking mindset. Immediately after the break, Maxim De Cuyper comes in with a passing move down the left flank, and kicks the ball into the bottom right corner. Westelo tries to answer Club NXT with a deep ball from Atabey Cicek to Kyan Vaesen. Vaesen passes the ball towards the far post, where Baris Alici is just too late. Christophe Janssens just touched the ball and made an attempt, but the ball went high over.
In the 55th minute Baris Alici found himself in a dangerous spot in the penalty area. Hautekiet made a good tackle to prevent the ball from being kicked out. Five minutes later, Alici again created danger with a cross on the edge of the penalty area. The ball hit Hautekiet’s hand and the referee awarded Westerlo a penalty. Atabey Cicek was the one to set up the penalty, but he kicked over the goal.
Coach Bob Peeters brought in fresh blood in the 65th minute with Kouya Mabea and Tuur Dierckx. They replaced Christophe Janssens and Léo Seydoux respectively. Mabea had some good runs towards the back line and a solid distance shot, but no real good chances. In the 73rd minute it was the turn of Ambroise Gboho, who came on to replace Atabey Cicek.
In the 84th minute, the last change was made. Matias Lloci replaced Baris Alici. In the last minutes of the match Lukas Van Eenoo tried twice to create some danger with a free kick, the first one hit the wall, the second one was cleared by the defence of Club NXT.
The match ends in a 1-1 draw, the umpteenth this season.
Line up KVC Westerlo
Van Langendonck, Perdichizzi, Seigers, Yameogo, Janssens (Mabea 65′), Seydoux (Dierckx 65′), Van Enoo, Keïta, Alici (Lloci 84′), Vaesen, Cicek (Gboho 73′)
Line up Club NXT
Lammens, Hautekiet, Fuakala, De Roeve, Sandra, Perez, Audoor, Servais, Sabbe, De Cuyper, Van Den Keybus
Vaesen (30′), De Cuyper (50′)
Yellow cards KVC Westerlo
Kader Keïta (57′)
Guy Serge Yameogo (86′)
Yellow cards Club NXT
Thomas Van Den Keybus (66′)