Finally a victory again
There was more in it last Friday. That’s the feeling that dominated Friday night when our kemphanen came off the field after a 1-3 loss at the Edmond Machtens Stadium. Our club is in the corner where the blows are. The only way to get out of that is to get a good result, our coach mentioned. Our kemphanen hope to get that result today in ’t Kuipje. Curious if the fireworks really explode tonight or if it will be another blunder. Before the match our supporters also had a message to give all players extra courage. It shows that it’s a story of #everyone and our supporters join the team even in less good days despite not being allowed to be present in the stadium at the moment.
On to the game… Westerlo starts the game the fiercest and leads the pace. The first opportunity is also right away for our kemphanen. A free kick close to the sixteen becomes a work for Christian Brüls. A well placed shot but his ball goes just over goalie Sadin’s goal.
A second possibility comes through the same Brüls. He dribbles handsomely 2 RWDM players and tries to place the ball diagonally into goal. Where Lukas Van Eenoo made 0-1 with a similar shot on Friday, Brüls’ shot is again just over Sadin’s goal. Westerlo shows good intentions in the opening quarter.
It is waiting until minute 25 when RWDM sticks its nose to the window. Free kick from the left side and Rommens is free to head in. Berke clamps the ball. This gives confidence for the Westelse goalie.
Immediately on the other side is the goal! Our kemphanen get a corner kick and Christian Brüls kicks the ball straight in! Three times is justice as they say? By the way, Westel seems to have a patent on Olympic goals because last season they also scored in the game against RE Virton. This way Westel earns 1-0!
On the half hour a fast counter for Westerlo. Tuur Dierckx accelerates with ball at the foot and gets support from Abrahams and Çiçek. Dierckx moves the ball to Çiçek who sets up a one-two with Abrahams and then sees his shot fly over goal. Westerlo is currently playing soccer a tooth higher than RWDM but forgets to finish his chances at the moment.
Just before halftime another threat from the Westel camp. Vetokele accelerates with the ball and reaches the back line. He puts the ball low in front of goal and sees Kurt Abraham’s mother soul standing alone. His shot also ends up next to Sadin’s goal.
Rest blown with a 1-0 lead. Westerlo put some nice attacks on the mat according to the book, had a lot of the ball but couldn’t convert his chances into goals yet. A little more efficiency in the 2nd half and then our kemphanen should be able to get the loot tonight. Game maker on duty is again Christian Brüls. He puts the ball where he wants, dribbles the whole RWDM defense on a heap and is constantly present. The Westelse “Tintin” is in blood form and he shows that to the maximum.
RWDM tries to get a grip on the game at the start of the 2nd half. There is no threat yet, but Westerlo gives RWDM the ball and folds back en masse around his own sixteen. The fierceness of the first half seems to have disappeared for the moment. RWDM coach Laurent Demol opts for more threat and brings deep striker Senakuku into the game. RWDM is currently claiming the ball in the opening quarter of the second half. Goal chances haven’t come true yet, but Westel does play with fire at times by giving RWDM so much freedom.
Westerlo seemed to have disappeared from the stage in the 2nd half. Until Lukas Van Eeno comes to the ball just outside the sixteen. Ruyssen worked the ball badly away so Lukas Van Eenoo was allowed free. Just like last Friday, a nice distance shot follows, bringing our kemphanen to a well-deserved 2-0 lead! The last couple of weeks it was all against our Westel and RWDM has little right to speak at this moment.
Pay attention in minute 75. Invader Yagan brings the ball in front and the Westel defense can only just get the ball out in front of Senakuku.
In the added time, Brüls even makes it 3-0 with a distance shot. Westel is getting rid of all the frustrations tonight and is showing that it has more to offer than it has shown in recent weeks.
RWDM tried but was impotent tonight against a cunning Westerlo. Our kemphanen were sharper tonight and won 3-0. A good result was needed to get the train back on track. Our kemphanen achieve this result tonight with great distinction. Hopefully Westel will pull the line next weekend at Daknam where for the first time this season Club NXT will give a match. This first home victory tastes like more!