PARTY @HET KIEL
An adult Westerlo has more than earned the three points taken home. Gilles Dewaele scored his first league goal for our Kemphanen. Then the match was played out in a very secure way. Ambroise Gboho managed to get 0-2 in the second half and in the end it was a bit of a shiver at the end, when Beerschot got a penalty kick and used it.
A trip to Kiel is never a pleasure. Especially since they had just appointed a figurehead as head coach. Hernan Losada came to relieve Stijn Vreven and he wanted to see fire in the eyes of his players again. Teams had to go down to the Mannekens with their knees nodding and go home without points.
That was not expected of Westerlo today. Not a single moment did we really get in trouble. The tactical plan of our training staff worked well again. The ball went from foot to foot and Beerschot stood there and looked at it. The spy head of the home team shouted at a certain moment: “hunt, hunt”. Says enough about the difference in playing quality between the two teams today.
In minute 13 Gilles Dewaele scored 0-1 at the first chance of the race. He was well served on his right flank by fellow rider Lukas Van Eenoo and Gilles thanked his direct opponent Mboko for the boulevard he got. With a line towards the left corner he placed the ball in Vanhamel’s goal. Moments later it should have been 0-2. Prychynenko lost the ball in the heart of the defence, and Brüls ran off with it. He reached Remmer, who used a clever cross to serve Kurt Abrahams, who was completely detached. Kurt, however, kicked a hole in the air instead of the ball against the net. If only you could get hurt!
On the other side Berke Özer only had to show himself for the first time in minute 38. A hard bang from Jorn Vancamp from the second line scorched his fists. In the resumption, Mboko got a second chance, but he popped off furiously. We rested with a 0-1 lead.
During the break, both coaches rearranged their pawns. At Beerschot Vancamp disappeared and Brogno entered the field on the left, while at our Kemphanen Sava Petrov replaced his buddy Abrahams. It didn’t change much in the game. Westerlo remained in charge on the field. For the second time Kiel became very quiet around the hour. Christian Brüls reached Ambroise Gboho, who saw the ball go over the line via a ball (0-2).
The best chance for the home team came through the foot of Bryan Van Den Bogaert! Bryan almost defeated his own goalkeeper with an unfortunate deviation. However, Berke was on standby.
Beerschot came back in the game five minutes before time. A sliding Biset took Noubissi with him and referee Debeuckelaere put the ball on the spot. Comedy capers were in for it, as three people claimed the ball. Coach Losada made the decision on the sidelines and Holzhauser, who had fallen, kicked the ball untenably into the Westelse goal (1-2).
That’s all, and the supporters who came along were able to start their party. First Bob Peeters let himself go and then it was Dewaele and Antunes’ turn to create the atmosphere in the stands in Kiel.
KVC Westerlo: Özer, Dewaele, Biset, Soumah, Van Den Bogaert, Antunes, Van Eenoo, Brüls (90′ Kone), Abrahams (45′ Petrov), Gboho (82′ Janssens), Remmer
Beerschot VA: Vanhamel, Halaimia, Prychynenko, Bourdin, Mboko, Sanusi, Maes (67′ Holzhauser), Vancamp (45′ Brogno), Tissoudali (67′ Saint-Louis), Noubissi, Placca
Goals: 13′ Dewaele (0-1), 63′ Gboho (0-2), 85′ Holzhauser (1-2)
Yellow card: Noubissi, Prychynenko, Saint-Louis