THANK YOU FANS!

With more than 800 Kemphanen we left full of expectation for the King Power@den Dreef. Unfortunately we didn’t really find a solution in the first half of the game of the Flemish Brabanters. When our coach had found a better plan, we were 2-0 behind within four minutes. Fabien Antunes’ goal didn’t come much later. We were in charge of the second half, but there were no real chances.

Our vice-chairman Hasan Cetinkaya thought it was time to give something back to the fans this week. He decided that bus transport to Leuven was free of charge. And whether it was a success. Records were broken. With 8 buses we drove to Leuven. This week we found out that football is alive again in Westerlo. The vocal and moral support was there. Is that why the pressure was too high?
The start was fierce. Both teams had the chance to open the score in the first minutes. Eventually OHL would be the first to bring its supporters into ecstasy. Yannick Aguemon brought the ball from the left front and Kamal Sowah trumpeted Gilles Dewaele in the air. Berke had no story at all against the header (1-0). Just after that, the same Sowah didn’t make it to the ball, or the score had already doubled.
It was a postponement of execution. For four minutes, Thomas Henry already put the game in a decisive fold. Again Aguemon was allowed to cross and Henry got away from his guard Soumah with a smart run. Our goalkeeper also had no chance against this header (2-0).

Our coach made some adjustments and the promising goal came before the break. Fabien Antunes took off from far outside the sixteen and his scorching shot disappeared behind Henkinet in the goal (2-1).
Bob Peeters threw two new players into the meadow during the break. Gboho and Abrahams stayed in the locker room and Vetokele and Emenike entered the field. Our Kemphanen got better at the game and could finally start playing soccer. However, this did not result in many chances as the OHL defense was playing securely.
For a moment, hopes were raised when midfielder Keita (OHL) was expelled from the field in minute 83 after a triple tackle to Christian Brüls. At each free kick, Berke Özer was sent forward by his coach, but the ten people from Leuven easily held out.
A deserved victory for OHL, which is so good towards the first period title.

KVC Westerlo: Özer, Dewaele, Biset, Soumah, Van Den Bogaert, Antunes, Van Eenoo, Brüls, Abrahams (45′ Vetokele), Gboho (45′ Emenike), Remmer (76′ Kone)

OH Leuven: Henkinet, Duplus, Ngawa, Schuermans, Tshimanga, Keita, Van Hyfte (80′ Mbombo), Maertens, Sowah (90′ Gillekens), Aguemon, Henry

Goals: 24′ Sowah (1-0), 28′ Henry (2-0), 33′ Antunes (2-1)

Yellow cards: Biset, Duplus, Maertens, Henry

Red card: 83′ Keita (OHL)

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