Swirling it was distant, but efficient. That’s about the short summary of the 1-2 victory from Antwerp to Zulte Waregem. Essevee was for rest the better team, but forgot his opportunities. The Great Old, came to the lead after an individual error in the back and Refaelov continued with a rehearsed number and the 0-2 on the scoreboard. Bongonda milderde until 1-2 in the absolute final.
A new year, a new beginning. Francky Dury gave in the run-up to the match against Antwerp that he was optimistic for the next nine matches. Essevee must still ensure the preservation and began to work against The Great Old. Zulte Waregem 2.0 started with four debutants. Dury dropped Ibrahima Seck, Stef Peeters and Idrissa Sylla in the base. Also Ewoud Pletinckx, a jeugdproduct, made its debut along a central back. Hamdi Harbaoui was suspended.
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The major issue at Zulte Waregem for the winter break was the balance in the team. With Seck for the defence, there was immediately more balance to detect at the second tier of belgian football. Peeters was responsible for the connection between the midfield and the attack.
After a study tour of a small ten minutes it was the home team that the first time was so dangerous. The fauw could be a good opportunity to corner Peeters extend, Bolat saved. Not much later we saw a vintage Zulte Waregem combination, was the sight of The Peacock is still not sharp-set. He slammed wild about. Antwerp was initially limited to the back continue to be organized. When the footballing solution, it went quickly wrong. The troops of coach Bölöni were too sloppy.
Halfway through the first period came to Antwerp, however, still wheezing. Pletinckx and Baudry were Bolingi completely forgotten, but the striker could not force to put behind his kopballetje. A moment later, was Lamkel Zé launched by Juklerod. The Kameroener rid himself of Baudry and Walsh, but Bossut saved the foot.
And then happened what so often happened this season at Zulte Waregem: an individual error that lies at the core of a backlog. Walsh covered his left is not enough. Yatabaré found Buta, he operated Mbokani and that was simply the 0-1 binnentikken.
Full of good courage began Essevee to part two of the contest, but soon it was all hope puntengewin way. Antwerp got a free kick and through a rehearsed number from the stage made Refaelov for the 0-2. On the hour grip Dury in with a double switch. Soisalo and Henrik Bjordal replacing The Peacock and Tardieu. Played opportunities, provided that not immediately. The party kabbelde a bit further with middenveldspel and Dury threw his last trump card on the table with Mamadou Sylla. The Senegalese had the aansluitingstreffer at the foot, but Bolat saved handsome. In the extra time was Bongonda there yet with the 1-2, but it was the home team.
Antwerp is by this victory is still firmly in the top six with an equal number of points as Club Brugge, that is still against Charleroi plays. Next week takes The Great Old against Standard.
Essevee lost, but there is definitely improvement. In addition, lost Lokeren heavy at Eupen and continued to Waasland-Beveren stitches on a draw against Cercle Brugge. Next Saturday, may Zulte Waregem is a good thing to do if it wins on the field of red lantern Lokeren.