CLOSING IN STYLE
KVC Westerlo enters the winter break with a resounding 0-4 victory over Daknam. Lokeren had no answer ready to the attacking and enthusiastic football of our ruffs. Westerlo also broke through a negative statistic, as it had been since 2003 that Westerlo was able to take the 3 points with it from Daknam.
The first real big chance for Westerlo was immediately hit! After more than 10 minutes of playing, Kurt Abrahams from outside the sixteen tries his luck at goal. His shot enters the game via the post where Vetokele de Lokerse Defense is too fast to push in the 0-1. A flattened lead for our ruffs in a game where both teams had a hard time playing on the heavy field.
Shortly after the 0-1 lead Lokeren also tried it from a distance. Amano’s shot was parried by Van Langendonck and Hajric (who was offside by the way) kicked the ball high up in the stands.
After half an hour the boys from Westerlo were hit again. Keïta recovers the ball and with luck brings it to Vetokele, who launches Abrahams. Abrahams keeps the overview and brings the ball to Buyl. Ice cold, Westerlo’s striker kicks the 0-2 against the ropes!
0-2 was also the resting position. A first half that didn’t deserve a beauty prize but our ruffs were efficient tonight and went flattered with 0-2 into the dressing rooms.
Shortly after the break a free kick for Westerlo. Brüls kicked a cunning little ball for Verhulst who was able to stop the shot at first, but the well followed Abrahams trumps everything and everyone to put the 0-3 score on the board. Match played so it seems.
Westerlo dominated and controlled the entire second half and barely got into trouble. It became 0-4 after Bryan Van Den Bogaert sent Vetokele face to face with Verhulst, who in turn pushed the ball into the depths.
After a few less weeks it was all right for Westerlo today and they can go into the winter break with a good feeling! The club, players and technical staff wish all supporters a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2020. See you next year!
KVC WESTERLO: Van Langendonck, Biset, Dewaele, Antunes, Remmer, Buyl (88′ De Schryver), Van Den Bogaert (86′ Janssens), Keïta, Brüls, Vetokele (81′ Vaesen), Abrahams
SPORTING LOKEREN: Verhulst, Koike, Diaby, Hajric (46′ Habibou), Amano, De Jonghe, Lawal, Tirpan, Benchaib (46′ Diakhate), Van Damme, De Witte
Goals: 12′ Vetokele (0-1), 30′ Buyl (0-2), 48′ Abrahams (0-3), 79′ Vetokele (0-4)
Yellow cards: 46′ The white one, 47′ Van Damme, 47′ Van Den Bogaert
Report written by: Ruben Van Elst