Another week, another loss. AZ came to De Kuip and caught Feyenoord on the break with 3 counter attack goals that started with our midfield losing the ball. Goals from Jorgensen (Toornstra assist) and Diemers kept it close. We are now 0-0-3 against Top Four opponents (Ajax, PSV, Vitesse, and AZ) and it will get worse, I predict.
Home match against PSV produced a 3-1 win. Feyenoord decided to play like our opponents: park the bus and hit them on the break, and it worked. Goals from Diemers (Geertruida assist), Berghuis (Haps), and Linssen (Toornstra) gave us all three points.
Week 22: 12-5-4 41 points
(Week 21 match rescheduled to later in month.)
After a lackluster opening 40 minutes, beat Willem II 5-0 on a fine second half performance. Linssen, Toornstra, and Berghuis each had a goal and an assist. Kokcu and Sinisterra also scored goals, and Diemers assisted on the first goal. Bijlow, back from injury, notched a rare clean sheet.
Week 23: 12-6-4 42 points
(Week 21 match rescheduled to Wednesday next week)
Went to Twente and gave up two goals in the first 15 minutes. Came back to draw it 2-2 with a rocket from Toornstra after a poor Twente clearance; and a penalty kick by Berghuis after Sinisterra was tripped in the box.
Home win over VVV Veno, 6-0. First half goals (assist) were Toornstra (Sinisterra), Geertruida (Berghuis), and Linssen (Kokcu). Second half goals were from Toornstra, Berghuis, and Botteghin (Berghuis). A clean sheet for Marsman.
Drew 1-1 at home to FC Emmen, the bottom side. Absolutely shambolic offensive play. Linssen pass to Kokcu, whose shot was deflected past goalkeeper by Emmen defender. VAR gave Emmen a PK after about 5 minutes of play went past. This match should have been a pad-the-goal-differential win.
Home win 2-0 over Fortuna Sittard, but still mired in 5th place. Benefitted from Berghuis's two NT matches when he had a goal and assist in each match. Followed up with a goal and assist in this match also. Linssen was the other scorer, and Aliou Balde assisted on Stephen's goal. Balde is only 18 and from Senegal. He replaced Bozenik at the striker position. Clean sheet for Bijlow.
Beat FC Utrecht away 1-2. Fer deflected a corner past Bijlow for the Utrecht goal. Feyenoord corner richocheted off Gustafson into Utrecht goal for Feyenoord. Finally, Sinisterra set up Berghuis for the non-own-goal winner.