Tonight was the start of the diptych against RWDM. On Monday the people of Brussels will make the move to ’t Kuipje to play an overtaking match. Paul Peeters mentioned yesterday in the coach talk that he had seen an eager group of players this week. On to the Edmond Machtensstadion to convert that eagerness into goals and hopefully also a victory.

We are playing for fifteen minutes when Lukas Van Eenoo from just outside the sixteen is allowed to dock after a handsome build-up of our kemphanen. Lukas doesn’t hesitate for a second and shoots the ball wonderfully into the top left corner! Goalkeeper Sadin had no story against this beauty! Westel will once again be in the lead, will he be able to hold on to this lead tonight?

After 20 minutes RWDM sets up. After a few clever combinations, a shot follows, goalie Berke loses the ball a little too easily, so RWDM’s striker could easily put the ball inside.

Less than 5 minutes later Christian Brüls sends Tuur Dierckx into the street with a nice pass, but his shot stranded on goalkeeper Sadin. This was a huge chance for our kemphanen to get back in the lead in this match. In the added time of the 1st half it is again Brüls who is looking for the action, he accelerates from his own half and gets hooked in the sixteen. Penalty for Westel judges referee Michiel De Cuyper. Vetokele puts himself behind the ball but misses! A lack of efficiency that can make our kemphanen sour later in the evening.

At the beginning of the second half a sharp Westerlo from the dressing room. In minute 47, Tuur Dierckx is able to lay at an angle but his shot is again parried by Sadin. The ball doesn’t want a 2nd time in today for our kemphanen.

Where Westel doesn’t get the ball in, the first big possibility for the visitors is to get it. Soumah loses the cup so RWDM striker Nzuzi can get to the ball, Biset switches off and places the ball in the right corner. The people of Brussels go up and over. After an error by Berke, RWDM even makes it 1-3. Our young Turkish goalie had a small off-day today.

The defeat on the players’ faces after the game was enormous. “We are in the corner where the blows are”, coach Peeters quoted at the press conference. Only a good result can bring about the turnaround.



Team Pnt
KRC Genk 46
Union 36
Antwerp 35
Club Brugge 33
KAA Gent 30
KVC Westerlo 26
Standard 25
OH Leuven 25
Cercle Brugge 25
Anderlecht 20
Charleroi 19
KV Mechelen 18
KV Oostende 17
KAS Eupen 16
Zulte Waregem 13
KV Kortrijk 12
RFC Seraing 11