PREVIEW UNION SG
Saturday October 31st the next hurdle in the 1B Pro League awaits. Especially on Halloween our kemphanen have to try to get past the black beast Union SG. Is Union in shape? Is KVC Westerlo growing to its best level again? Is COVID-19 still throwing a spanner in the works? You can read it below!
Results Union SG
We start with the other party from Sint-Gillis in Brussels. Like us, the club has the ambition to open the gates to 1A this season. With a provisional 2nd spot on barely 1 point of leader Seraing, Union has not missed its start. Only in the derby against RWDM Union had to lose out at this moment. Westel is the only club Union could not score a goal against at this moment. Union is also one of the few clubs that has been able to finish all matches in the 1B Pro League this season.
The last seasons in 1B Union SG has become our black beast. The first confrontation against the people of Brussels dates from 19/08/2017. They lost 3-0 in the King Baudouin Stadium (Union finished its matches here because of a renovation of the Joseph Mariën Stadium). In season 2017/2018 we played 6 times against Union. Of those 6 confrontations, our kemphanen only managed to win 1. In ’t Kuipje we didn’t build a strong home reputation the last seasons. Out of 7 encounters our ruffs lost no less than 5! With a goal balance of 5 goals for and 12 against. Assistant coach Eric Reenaers mentioned it last week, statistics are there to break!
We are growing back to our old level
We look back on a turbulent period. With 2 glasses scores against Lierse and Union, the season did not start as hoped, but there were always the necessary opportunities and fighting spirit present. On game day 3 we went earning with a 0-2 win on the field of season revelation Seraing. The train had left! At least that’s what we thought… The COVID ghost thought otherwise. With 3 consecutive games that were postponed, our club got a hit. In the Sovereign Stadium of Lommel Sk football was played again after the long interruption. Westel was 90 minutes behind and was lucky with a draw. Before the move to KMSK Deinze, assistant coach Eric Reenaers let us know that we can no longer hide behind COVID-19 and that we are gradually growing back to our old level. That metamorphosis was also clearly visible during the match. The first half was hesitant and then our kemphanen didn’t get much of a foothold. The second half, on the other hand, was much sharper with a dip in the festivities in the last minutes.