Lokomotiv Veltem Back-on-Track - Best Kiekes (214890635)
|Lokomotiv Veltem Back-on-Track
|Date||1 February 2009|
|Home team||26.5 stars: 18.5 + 8|
|Away team||17 stars: 13.5 + 3.5|
|Venue||The Railroads, Vlaams-Brabant|
|Referee||Valentin Mogos (Romania)|
|Assistant referees||unknown (?)|
Gregorio Fenner (Chile)
On 1 February 2009, Lokomotiv Veltem Back-on-Track played Best Kiekes as part of the first matchday of season 38 of the IX.24 series. It was the first-ever league match for Lokomotiv Veltem Back-on-Track and while the turnout of 1.852 spectators was good due to being a derby under sunny weather, it is still the record for lowest home attendance in an official match for the home team. During the match, Filipe Lapa became the first-ever goalscorer for Lokomotiv Veltem Back-on-Track.
The 1852 spectators at The Railroads were in for an afternoon of sunshine. Valentin Mogos was the appointed referee with assistance provided by an unknown assistant and Gregorio Fenner. The derby had been the talk of Vlaams Brabant all week and fans of both teams could be seen throughout the stadium.
Back-on-Track had chosen a strategic 4-4-2 formation. The following players had been chosen by Back-on-Track: Kläy - Etienne, Temmerman, Feliciello, Aertgeerts - Kramp, Psiloglou, Fossatti, Ponichtera - Horak, Lapa. Kiekes tactics involved an interesting 4-4-2 combination. Kiekes fielded: Kerre - Mandiau, Traore, De Coninck, Soulier - Hennau, Usmi, Olivier, Darcis - Revyn, Van Vaerenbergh.
Back-on-Track took the lead after 7 minutes as a result of Filipe Lapa's peach of a shot from the right hand side of the box - placed beautifully in the top corner. 1 - 0. Christian Etienne could have put Back-on-Track up one more, but he fired into the side netting after breaking free on the left after 8 minutes. Kiekes's defence sent a ball soaring up the middle on a beautiful counterattack with 9 minutes gone, but Udo Revyn's finish was met by the reaching hands of the keeper. Back-on-Track's Edward Fossatti was shown a yellow card after 15 minutes for slicing down an opponent. After 15 minutes, the away team failed to deal with a good exchange of passes on the right, and Engelbert Horak gave the Back-on-Track supporters even more to cheer about when he increased the lead to 2 - 0. After this, you could see that the players of Back-on-Track were more interested in killing time than scoring more goals. The teams went for the halftime break at 2 - 0. Possession in this half belonged to Back-on-Track, who controlled the ball 61 percent of the time.
49 minutes into the match, a typically brave header by Udo Revyn from Steven Darcis's cross looped just over the opposing goalkeeper's desperate reach. Goal for Kiekes, making the score 2 - 1. An equalising goal seemed certain after 66 minutes when Robin Olivier attacked down the left wing, but Vito Kläy just managed to make a save to keep the ball out of the net. The referee showed Back-on-Track's Christian Etienne the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge. Engelbert Horak increased the lead for Back-on-Track to 3 - 1, getting a head onto a hooked ball from the right. The ball looked to have taken a deflection on the way in, but he's claiming it! Back-on-Track put themselves up 4 - 1 when Wolf Kramp broke through on the right, leaving the entire defence trailing in his wake. The referee showed Back-on-Track's Giovani Temmerman the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge. A loud groan was heard from the fans of Kiekes, as Bastiaan Mandiau left the pitch in too much pain to finish the match. Rémi Bikkembergs took his place on the field. The heat made it a terrible day for Vittorio Feliciello, who seemed unable to keep up with the other players. Back-on-Track claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 59 percent.
Engelbert Horak performed admirably for Back-on-Track. However, Christian Etienne made a disastrous appearance. The most dominating Kiekes player was without a doubt Robin Olivier. On the other hand, Matthew Soulier's play was disheartening. The match ends 4 - 1.
|1 February 2009
|Lokomotiv Veltem Back-on-Track||4 – 1||Best Kiekes||The Railroads, Vlaams-Brabant|
Horak 15', 69'