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Date posted: 19-05-2023 23:42:00
ADO Den Haag won the last game of the season 0-2 against Young AZ in Wijdewormer on Friday.
Young AZ has placed highest of all Young Eleven in the ranking of the Kitchen Champion Division. Before the game started it was in ninth place and ADO a few places lower.
Trainer Dick Advocaat had made 7 changes in his base in his last(?) match as a trainer compared to last week’s match at home against FC Dordrecht. One of them was goalkeeper Hugo Wentges who made his comeback after a long injury.
The trainer saw his team start the game well. ADO almost took the lead in the third minute, but Verheydt headed the ball just wide of the goal. ADO has not yet succeeded in taking advantage of the opportunities it received from a free kick and various corners. In the 32nd minute, Verheydt outwitted keeper Sem Westerveld and scored his fourteenth goal of this season: 0-1.
A few minutes before the break, Mexx Meerdink had a huge chance to level the score, but luckily for ADO, Wentges’ goal remained clean. After that, ADO was forced to make an early substitution, Sleegers, who was injured just before, was replaced by Joel Zwarts.
After tea, the home team was stronger, but Wentges was able to parry the attacks well.
Advocaat brought in Mario Bilate and Jordy Wehrmann for Verheydt and Dhoraso Klas at the stroke of the Haags Kwartiertje.
Young AZ then put pressure on and ADO then got away well a few times and even managed to take a 0-2 lead after Zwarts made good use of the space and passed the Alkmaar keeper.
In any case, the season ended in a winning way, which of course did the departing Dick Advocaat good.
Next season ADO will try again to make a shot at the highest places that entitle it to the premier league.
In any case, soon we will hear more about who will be the trainer and the new players.
In any case, Heracles and PEC Zwolle have been promoted directly to the premier league this year.
Groningen and Cambuur will make their appearance in the Kitchen Champion Division next year. And furthermore, a number of clubs will have to ‘fight it out’ with each other in the play-offs in the coming weeks whether they will play in the premier league or in the Kitchen Champion Division next season.
The match was played at the beautiful training complex of AZ in Wijdewormer