Lokeren remains even after five days in Play-off 2 undefeated. Even more, it served on Monday night Antwerp a first thuisnederlaag on the Trot since February. The Great Old had especially for rest a lot of chances, but came in the second half twice in the backlog. Arslanagic was after the delicious blast of Hupperts still equalising but substitute Miric gave the home team is in the slot an ice-cold shower: 1-2. Lokeren is even more firmly on the head in Group B.
Faris Haroun, however, one of the performers at Antwerp, started for the third match in a row on the bank. At Lokeren came Robin Söder and Arno Monsecour in the team for Marko Miric and Stefano Marzo. In principle, it was also the last race of the season for goalkeeper Verhulst: he will soon be operated on the elbow.
Team to let opportunities are
The Great Old dominated the entire first half and was some times dangerous. Nazaryna blasted the first chance, however, and Verhulst stood on attempts of Rodrigues, Owusu and Hairemans. Rodrigues picked off with a fine volley and a clever free kick but the most beautiful rescue of Verhulst came after a deviated ball of Hairemans.
On the other side could only Hupperts for light threat to ensure. Bolat had to be at terugkoppen of Batubinsika also all strokes to a owngoal to avoid.
Lat and pole for visitors
Another spelbeeld in the second half: Antwerp had more to possess opportunities to get and the home team escaped when Michel was unlocked for Bolat and the ball on the side explained to Skulason: his attempt ended up however through a defender against the crossbar and again Skulason took aim at the revival on the pole. Antwerp was initially little compared to: Ardaiz was a last resort, gagged, and the header of Van Damme on the corner kick was too central.
Two quick goals
Hupperts was the most dangerous man in Lokeren and out of nothing he scored in the 69th minute with a wonderful goal from 20 meters: Bolat stood rooted to the ground and saw the ball in the square end up : 1-0.
The answer of Antwerp, however, did not long in coming. Ardaiz dribbled from the right to the inside, but his icicle ran aground on the bar. The rebound fell in the feet of Arslanagic, and that did not fail: 1-1.
Cold shower after geblunder in the back
In the 84th minute followed, however, have a cold shower for Antwerp, that rear, blundered. Arslanagic moved from a back-pass, allowing Miric only for Bolat came and the goalkeeper no chance let: 1-2.
In the mode of Lokeren in Group B now 11 points, four points more than the duo Antwerp-STVV.