The 8699 fans in attendance at mir Arena
were roasting in the hot sun. Anders Vikner
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Axel Fuerndrath
and János Stoll
ayndho decided to use a 3-4-3 set up.
They fielded: Roe - Wagenmakers, Hennis, Drieman - Gillebaard, Lagerweij, Breteler, Laurijsen - Brinkhuis, Wotte, Oudeman.
Lehmays tactics involved an interesting 3-5-2 combination.
Starters: Kardolus - Miravalls, Llusià, Fenzi - Cieślicki, Vik, Gortaire, Planasdemunt, Valstar - van Loo, Mountadar.
Lehmays used their ability to concentrate their attacks in the middle of the pitch, rather than on the wings.
After 36 minutes Lehmays's H. Vik
contracted a slight foot injury, but didn't want to leave the game.
37 minutes into the match and the home team took a 1 - 0 lead after breaking through on the left. The scorer for ayndho was J. Wotte
It was a hot and sunny day, and several players seemed worn out. Maybe this was why E. Wagenmakers
found an unusual amount of space for his snappy footwork.
Lehmays's D. Cieślicki
was shown a yellow card after 43 minutes for slicing down an opponent.
Lehmays had a chance to level the score as O. Mountadar
suddenly found himself free in the middle of the box with only the keeper to beat, but he misjudged the finish, and only managed to hit the bar.
The teams went for the halftime break at 1 - 0.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Lehmays, with 52 percent of the ball.
had a fantastic opportunity to put ayndho up another goal 55 minutes into the match, but he fired just over the crossbar.
After several obvious shirt pulling incidents, S. Valstar
got himself booked. The manager of Lehmays was not happy.
A speedy charge from the left side of the field increased the lead of ayndho to 2 - 0 as S. Breteler
finished it off competently, firing in from an acute angle.
Lehmays's D. Cieślicki
was dominating his wing and kept sending fine balls into the opposition's box - O. Mountadar
managed to volley one of them into the net to make it 2 - 1 after 78 minutes.
With 79 minutes gone, ayndho had a free kick in a decent position. Despite this being a great chance for a shot, they tried a cheeky move intended to bypass the defence. However, D. Lagerweij
did not manage to connect with it cleanly and the ball went out.
ayndho enjoyed most of the ball, as they maintained 52 percent of possession.
ayndho's best player was V. Brinkhuis
was a disappointment, however.
L. van Loo
performed admirably for Lehmays.
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
The match ends 2 - 1.