It was an exceptionally sunny day for the crowd of 12000 that came out to sportpark de egelbeek
. Odón Crespo
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Hynek Kubík
and Björn Wuttke
kcvo tactics involved an interesting 4-4-2 combination.
They fielded: Helmers - Holst, Verwijk, Lelieveld, Vastbinder - van der Heide, Bokken, Oostenrijk, Janshen - Campagne, Gouwerok.
Heineken started off with a 4-4-2 lineup.
Lineup: Lorenz - van Avendonk, Ivens, Simons, Silder - Stauthamer, Spronsen, Sterrenburg, Dijkman - van Witsen, Verhoef.
With 10 minutes played, N. Vastbinder
of kcvo fell dramatically just outside the penalty area. However, the referee was unimpressed, and booked him for diving.
was called on to replace kcvo's C. Lelieveld
after 11 minutes following a nasty collision.
12 minutes in, the referee awarded kcvo a penalty. A. Holst
coolly slotted it home for a 1 - 0 lead.
Heineken's H. Simons
scored to make the score 1 - 1 after 14 minutes by shooting accurately and hard from a long distance, leaving the opponent keeper no other option than to pick the ball out of the net.
41 minutes into the game, I. Verhoef
had a great chance to put his team ahead, but his kick from the left went wide.
M. van der Heide
of kcvo received a yellow card after 42 minutes for unsportsmanlike behaviour.
Given a free kick in a difficult position after 43 minutes, Heineken tried a variation that they had practised in training. The kick was sent into the area just in front of the keeper. However, the defence were on their toes and allowed no space for a finish.
The teams went for the halftime break at 1 - 1.
kcvo had most of the ball, with 56 percent of possession.
wasn't much help defensively. His energy-consuming forward runs proved quite costly in the oppressive heat.
S. van Witsen
earned a rousing chorus of cheers from his fans as he seemed to come out of nowhere after 59 minutes to intercept the ball and put it in the back of the net for Heineken. 1 - 2.
With 65 minutes played, kcvo's R. Gouwerok
found an opening in the visitors' left side defence, but his shot was handled easily by the keeper.
of kcvo got sent off for kicking the ball after the whistle, a completely uncalled for move, earning him his second yellow card of the game.
With the clock showing 73 minutes played, A. Holst
equalised for kcvo after curling a free kick around the defensive wall to make the score 2 - 2.
77 minutes into the match, the speedy M. van der Heide
easily outpaced S. Silder
, chipped the keeper and made the score 3 - 2.
78 minutes into the game Heineken's A. Spronsen
found a gap in the home side's central defence and scored with a fabulous shot, making it 3 - 3.
Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by kcvo, with 52 percent of the ball.
performed admirably for kcvo.
turned in a dismal performance, however.
Most important Heineken player was T. Dijkman
However, A. Spronsen
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 3 - 3.