Match report KVC Westerlo – Waasland-Beveren
Line-up KVC Westerlo
D. Jensen, E. Jordanov, M. Fixelles, R.Seigers, P. Perdichizzi, L. Van Eenoo, T. Van den Keybus, M. De Cuyper, J.Bernat, K. Vaesen, L. Foster
N. Jackers, J. Mertens, M. Da Costa, L. Bertone, A. Al Badaoui, B. Balde, T. Reyners, K. Tshimanga, A. Vukotic, G. Gillet, L. Verstraete
The game opens with a lot of pressure along the Westel side. Already after 10 minutes of play, this is almost rewarded. Mathias Fixelles passes the ball well towards goal and Jan Bernat manages to win the duel, but Nordin Jackers keeps the ball out of the goal with a great save. Al Badoui came inside from the right flank and took a shot. The ball then flies into goal via the foot of Pietro Perdichizzi, 0-1.
Our Kemphans immediately had to respond to the Blazers. In minute 19 the ball was recaptured well and passed to Lyle Foster by Kyan Vaesen. Lyle broke through the Beaver defence with a clever move and put the ball in the goal, 1-1.
Just before half time Kyan Vaesen was sent deep by Jan Bernat. Kyan did not manage to shake off Tshimanga and the attack was stopped.
We go into the break with 1-1. Westerlo was clearly the stronger team in the first half.
The second half starts with high pressure. In the first fifteen minutes a number of chances were created which ended in a corner kick. Then Beveren forfeits the ball in the defense, after which Foster delivers the ball to Jan Bernat. Bernat has the perfect chance to score but the shot is stopped.
In minute 66, Westel’s efforts are rewarded. After recapturing the ball in midfield, Maxim De Cuyper strikes from the left. The shot lands in the far corner and gives the Kemphans the lead, 2-1. A few minutes later Jan Bernat managed to get through on his own after a corner kick by the Blazers. He tried to get the ball to Foster, but the pass was just too weak and the ball was intercepted.
Within a few minutes we had two more good chances, but again Nordin Jackers managed to keep the ball out of the goal with good saves.
In the 77th minute Waasland-Beveren is able to counter after a corner. Pietro Perdichizzi stops the attack with a firm tackle from behind, but is sent off with a red card.
After four minutes of extra time, the game is over. The Kemphans play out the last fifteen minutes with one man less and deservedly take the three points.