The County last Thursday by a used penalty in stoppage time with a 1-1 gelijkgespeeld in the first match of the final of the play-offs against FC Almere City. FC Emmen against Sparta was earlier in the evening not scored (0-0). The returns in Rotterdam and Doetinchem Sunday.
Incidentally, it seemed Almere against The County, also to end up 0-0. Ten minutes before time, there was still not scored in the sold-out Yanmar Stadium, which hopes that Almere next season for the first time in the history in the Premier league will come true.
The audience in Almere saw that The County for peace stronger. Tarik Tissoudali got two good possibilities, and on the other side there was a hard shot from Almere-defender Leeroy Owusu.
Much more there was in the first half not to experience, but the second half was more enjoyable. Almere-goalkeeper Chiel Kramer saved cleverly on a bet of Tissoudali and twenty minutes it was again a good opportunity for The County. This time it was Almere with a header from Youssef El Jebli saved by the pole.