Match report RSC Anderlecht – KVC Westerlo
This afternoon our Kemphans played an exercise match against Anderlecht. The mauve-whites started this match with 5 basic players.
Defenders Murillo and Hoedt, wingers Verschaeren and Refaelov and striker Zirkzee were always in the base of Vincent Kompany’s team before the new year. At Westerlo, we saw Trésor Mossi appear in the base for the first time and Jan Bernat was replaced by Maxim De Cuyper just before the start of the game. The first shot of the match was Kempish. After 9 minutes of play, Thomas Van den Keybus tried to outsmart goalkeeper Coosemans from outside the box. After those first 10 minutes, Anderlecht took over the game and the Kemphans barely got in front of the enemy goal. The players from Brussels had 4 chances in a row. Three times, Benito Raman had the chance to open the score. Twice David Jensen was well in between and once the striker hit the post. The last chances before half time were again for us. First Lukas Van Eenoo headed just over a good cross from Seydoux. A minute later Mossi scored with a fantastic long distance shot, but Coosemans was well placed to keep it out. We went into halftime with a scoreless draw.
After the break it suddenly rained chances. In the first quarter of an hour we noted no less than 6 opportunities to change the score.
However, the authors Daci, Raman, Refaelov, Foster, Van den Keybus and Zirkzee kicked the ball over or wide or saw the local goalkeepers – Koen Van Langendonck had come in to replace Jensen by the way – do their job properly. Around the 70th minute, coach De Roeck changed the entire team – except for Daci and Van Langendonck. That way, our U21 players got a taste of the big game. Shortly afterwards Benito Raman was able to get in front of Koen again, but fortunately the Brussels striker’s sights were not set properly. Zirkzee(2x) Refaelov,Arnstad and Hoedt also tried their luck, but van Langendonck was ready each time. Kobe Heyns also assisted our goalie on the line. In minute 83 the moment was there. Raman scored with a nice place ball (1-0). Just before time Yari Verschaeren doubled the score (2-0).
RSC Anderlecht: Coosemans, Murillo, Sadiki, Hoedt, Mykhaylichenko, Arnstad, Léoni, Verschaeren (81′ Tshibangu), Refaelov, Zirkzee (81′ Michez) and Raman.
KVC Westerlo: Jensen (45’ Van Langendonck), Seydoux (68’ Heyns), Soumah (68’ Chikhi), Yameogo (68’ Buekers), Jordanov (68’ Lemmens), Mossi (68’ Wouters), Van Eenoo (68’ Pelic), Van den Keybus (68’ Tassounte) , De Cuyper (39’ Daci), Vaesen (68’ Brabants) en Foster (68’ Van Baelen)
Doelpunten: 83’ Benito Raman (1-0), 88’ Yari Verschaeren (2-0)
Verslag geschreven door Peter Boons