Clouds darkened the skies at Sportpark 't Hoff
as 16047 spectators turned up for the match. Rinze van Oostrom
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Mircea Vasile
and Fredrik Danielsson
A 3-4-3 alignment was the formation of choice for walburg.
Lineup: Forestier - Maarsman, van Mesdag, Oudhoff - Persson, Henriksson, Vercaigne, Dilgüzar - Sancese, Ingerslev, Sijbers.
H3 decided to use a 4-3-3 set up.
The following players had been chosen: Torelli - Cavanna, Ortiz, Bodor, Croes - Kroese, Echebelz, Horba - Lawson, Caravéo, Buitenhek.
H3 were mostly trying to use their skill at attacking on the flanks.
gave walburg the lead as he successfully challenged the guests' central defenders, then slotted the ball into the bottom corner, giving the keeper no chance. 1 - 0
A really bad tackle inside the penalty area 10 minutes into the match gave the referee no other choice but to award the visiting H3 a penalty. M. Echebelz
knocked it home. 1 - 1
caused the crowd to go mental with his goal up the middle after 18 minutes. This gave walburg the 2 - 1 lead.
Things were going to get worse for the visitors. O. Dilgüzar
squirmed through their central defence after 27 minutes, increasing the lead to 3 - 1.
At this point, it was obvious that the players of walburg lowered the tempo and became more defensively oriented.
Cheers filled the stadium as G. Vercaigne
broke through the visitors' central defence to put away the ball to increase the lead to 4 - 1 to walburg.
The visitors got one back when J. Buitenhek
finished off a pass from the left and scored after 33 minutes. 4 - 2 was the score.
It was 4 - 2 at the break.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by walburg, with 74 percent of the ball.
walburg solidified their lead at the 47 minute mark, as O. Dilgüzar
dribbled the ball through the opposing central defence and scored to make it 5 - 2.
54 minutes in, walburg's M. Sijbers
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
H3 made it 5 - 3 as M. Cavanna
got a touch to the floated corner kick and flicked the ball to C. Lawson
who whipped a low drive in off the far post.
The opposing supporters gave the referee an earful when he only gave S. van Mesdag
from walburg a yellow card after a mistimed challenge from behind 61 minutes into the game. That was far too lenient!
The walburg free kick 69 minutes into the match seemed wasted, as the shot was both short and off target. But was this actually a plan? The ball landed at the feet of G. Vercaigne
, who was completely unmarked in the box. That's 6 - 3!
The referee showed walburg's A. Maarsman
the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge.
walburg had most of the ball, with 73 percent of possession.
performed admirably for walburg.
was a disappointment, however.
Most important H3 player was C. Lawson
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 6 - 3.