KVC Westerlo finished off Lierse Kempenzonen in the first half
For the third time this season the Kempisch derby was on the programme. With a 4 out of 6 ratio, our team had the best chance of winning the match. A must, as all competitors won their matches this weekend. With 2 goals in the first half hour, the final score was quickly established. KVC Westerlo jumps to second place again.
KVC Westerlo started fastest and after a few minutes there was a first goal opportunity after a shot by Plumain. Brughmans just managed to divert the ball into the corner. Westerlo kept pushing the accelerator and were able to score after 24 minutes. Lukas Van Eenoo put himself behind the ball from a free kick from the right flank. Van Eenoo painted the ball with his left on the head of Vetokele, who managed to work it past goalkeeper Brughmans. A well-deserved lead for our teammates.
Westerlo remained in control and won the duel for the second ball every time. This resulted in good combination play where Atabey Çiçek was found. The latter took the ball with his chest on the half hour mark and immediately turned and headed for goal. A great shot that disappeared into the bottom left corner of Brughmans. Westerlo on fire.
With half-time in sight Vetokele was played free and found himself one on one with goalkeeper Brughmans. The Westerlo striker, who recently extended his contract, put goalie Brughmans in the wind, but his shot hit the wrong side of the goal wood. No second goal of the evening for Vetokele. Our teammates did go into the dressing room with a comfortable 2-0 lead.
Lierse Kempenzonen came out of the dressing room with a different face and started to play sharper and wittier football. A few small chances put the pressure on for Westerlo. After a changeover Tuur Dierckx played the ball subtly to Plumain who was unable to score eye to eye with goalkeeper Brughmans. In the scrimmage that followed, our bantams really forgot to kill off the game.
It became a second half in which Lierse tried their hardest and Westerlo reassured themselves with the two goals they had scored in the first half, so they did not press the accelerator any further. Without being dangerous themselves and without really giving away any chances, Westerlo could call themselves the winner of the third Kempish derby of the season.
Next weekend a midweek match is scheduled. KVC Westerlo head to Charleroi to take on coach Belhocine’s team in the Croky cup. After that, the sights are immediately set on the away match at Club NXT. The next hurdle towards a possible promotion final!