Went to see the game last night and since I have a some time left I 'll write my own report.
In fact yesterday's game was the worst home result Lierse had since that famous 1-8 against Anderlecht
. The match showed why Waseigge has to stop playing Eric Van Meir in the national side. Along with Hoefkens
, who was awfull as always, the sweeper of the Red Devils prooved that his defensive qualities come short when it really matters.
The first Mouscron-goal was a good example of that. Van Meir lost the ball during a Lierse-attack and was way too slow running back at his defense. Meanwhile Martic, who had a very good game, had all the time in the world to play the ball to Mitrovic who scored the 1-0.
Few minutes later Martic headed a freekick of Casto home. Smeets, his defender, made it way too easy for him. After some really bad defending, specially from Leen, Bakadal stole the ball and from his cross an otherwise invisble Jestrovic scored. 0-3 at half time and except for a shot of an astunningly weak
Veretenikov, Lierse had shown absolutely nothing to their fans. Lierse has to find another playmaker 'cause this Russian guy isn't good enough for second division!
Second half started better, but Gonzague Vandoorn showed why Mouscron didn't want to give him a good contract last year. He missed 2 opportunities that should have gone in. It was Mouscron that scored a fourth goal. Van der Straeten was sleeping when Martic shot from outside the area and scored his second goal of the evening. Later in the game he got his second red card in two consecutive games. Quite impressive for someone who is known as a fair player
At the end Lierse finally put more pressure on the Mouscron-defense, but Vidovic and especially Michael Zewlakow (a very good defender!) handled it quit well. Still Geoffrey Claeys, a substitute yesterday,
scored Lierse's only goal of the night.
To round up it was a very weak game of Lierse. It showed that Van Meir and Hoefkens aren't that good as some say they are. As in Bordeaux they made too many costfull errors. As for Mouscron they played very well. It wasn't spectacular but they had complete control over the game for 90 minutes. My man of the Match was David Crv, this youngster was the man in central-midfield and although he has to work on his passing-game, he reminded me of Walter Baseggio. Is there a better compliment to get
[Edited by gOD on 29-10-2000 at 13:53]