It was an exceptionally sunny day for the crowd of 21084 that came out to Huibie Manu Arena
. Kuno Merz
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Gaitán Munitis
and Noah Brandsma
huibie decided to use a 3-5-2 set up.
They fielded: Obara - Farneti, Mirković, Lungu - Righi, Gradić, Podolský, Arranz, Hoogewoning - Feskens, Bartram.
Berenbende started off with a 4-3-3 lineup.
The following players had been chosen: Tungflod - Nelissen, Henniphof, Husseiny, Avendaño - Castrelo do Val, Bloemen, Koops - Zwart, Woudenberg, Nagel.
Berenbende seemed to prefer attacking in the middle.
huibie fans held their breath as M. Bartram
scampered down the left side. He successfully avoided all challenges and cracked home the shot for 1 - 0!
With 27 minutes played, huibie's A. Feskens
almost extended the lead, but his shot from the left glanced off the top of the bar to fall behind the net.
huibie's A. Feskens
saw his fine effort strike the top of the bar following some good work up the middle by his teammates after 35 minutes.
The opposing supporters gave the referee an earful when he only gave P. Podolský
from huibie a yellow card after a mistimed challenge from behind 36 minutes into the game. That was far too lenient!
of Berenbende was booked for kicking the ball away after the whistle.
tied the game at 1 - 1 after 38 minutes, when he converted an incredible pass from the right.
With 39 minutes gone, huibie's P. Podolský
had to leave the pitch after talking back to the referee and receiving his second booking.
40 minutes into the game, M. Righi
had to leave the pitch due to a knee injury. In came J. Kolkman
Halftime score was 1 - 1.
Possession in this half belonged to huibie, who controlled the ball 53 percent of the time.
found it hard to catch his breath today in the stifling heat.
With 50 minutes played, the home side managed to get a 2 - 1 lead as M. Bartram
flipped the ball in after a cross from the right.
unleashed a swerving effort from the right that the visitors' keeper did well to tip wide.
huibie's A. Gradić
was shown a yellow card after 67 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
increased the lead for huibie to 3 - 1, getting a head onto a hooked ball from the right. The ball looked to have taken a deflection on the way in, but he's claiming it!
The visitors' right side was dangerous today; M. Woudenberg
made the home team's keeper look foolish as he easily reduced the lead to make it 3 - 2 75 minutes into the match.
Berenbende's M. Woudenberg
got himself booked for a foul.
Coming through the middle M. Bloemen
almost scored the equaliser for Berenbende after 78 minutes, but K. Obara
made an excellent save, tipping the awkwardly curled shot past the post.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by huibie, with 56 percent of the ball.
huibie's best player was A. Feskens
was a disappointment, however.
Berenbende's top performer was clearly B. Castrelo do Val
turned in a dismal performance, however.
The match ends 3 - 2.