IT WAS NOT ENOUGH TONIGHT
After 3 postponed matches and a win against RC Hades in the cup our kemphanen finally had another match in the 1B Pro League on the program. With the known ambition the short move to the Lommel SK Soeverein Stadium was made.
Coach Bob Peeters almost completely kept the confidence in the team that easily put RC Hades aside last weekend in the 5th round of the Croky cup. Only Remmer replaced Lloci.
Lommel started the match very eagerly in the opening quarter and pushed our kemphanen completely back on his own half. With one big possibility (a ball that shoots through at a corner but where Lommel just can’t place a foot) and a few distance shots, the home team didn’t cash their dominance in a goal. Westerlo crawled backwards and won too few of his duels to claim more in the opening quarter.
After 21 minutes Lommel did a great job. Hendrickx infiltrates and plays cleverly open to the outside at Moreno. The ball is given tightly in front of goal where Keita makes a penalty mistake. Hendrickx claims the ball and kicks with conviction… on the bar! Our kemphanen are getting away well again and have to recover if they want to take the full booty to the pearl of the Kempen tonight.
We have to wait until halfway through the first half until our kemphanen get into the sixteen-metre area of Lommel for the first time. Van Eenoo’s cross rages through everyone and knows no target danger. The sign to try to take control of the match. On the half hour it actually hits! From nowhere, Mabea Brüls sends the ball into the alley that gives the ball perfectly in front of goal where Ciçek has to push in! 0-1! Maybe not deserved in view of the game, but our kemphanen are 100% efficient at the moment!
On the stroke of rest, a damper on the joy of partying. Our kemphanen took some gas again and that was the moment for Lommel to put Zaroury face to face with Özer. Zaroury ticks him subtly over the Westel goalie and hangs the plates back in balance. A real task awaits coach Peeters to wake up the 11 kemphanen on the pitch in the dressing room.
Also in the second half, the best chances remain for Lommel SK. The Limburgers only lack efficiency tonight. With raids for Vetokele, Abrahams and Ghandri, Bob Peeters tries to get our kemphanen playing again. It remains to be seen whether they will be able to weigh in on the Lommel defence.
To no avail. Our kemphanen were not in the game for 90 minutes and had no answer to the enthusiastic Limburgers tonight. In 1B it’s fighting every weekend for every piece of ground and our club will have known that after tonight. With 1 point we take the bus again in the direction of ’t Kuipje. It’s already the 3rd draw on 4 matches for our kemphanen.