FOOTBALL – For a while it seemed that relegated Noordscheschut would give the season quite a bit of shine with a victory in the Drenthe derby. However, HZVV put a stop to this due to a strong second half. The Hoogeveners won the last Drentse derby in the Hoofdklasse B for the time being with 1-3.
The Gunners went into the game uninhibited. Marc van Meel’s team had nothing to lose and started the match opportunistically. In the first quarter of the game, both teams failed to create a great chance. The battle mainly took place in physical duels in the midfield.
After half an hour, Noordscheschut seemed to take the lead, but the goal was disallowed due to offside. The biggest chance in the first half was for HZVV. In the 35th minute, Jan Hup scored a free kick on the corner of the penalty area. The ball landed behind the fists of the Noordscheschut keeper.
Just before half time Noordscheschut surprisingly broke the spell. A cross from the right was cleverly headed in by Nick Koster, 1-0. After a mediocre first half, which was mainly dominated by battle, it was the Schutters who went into halftime with a lead.
At the beginning of the second half, it could be seen that Noordscheschut wanted to prove something. The team was on top of it, so HZVV couldn’t get into the game. The equalizer therefore came as a surprise. In the 53rd minute the ball was put behind the defense of Noordscheschut. It was Noah ten Brinke who reacted alertly and pushed the ball behind the keeper, 1-1.
7 minutes after the equalizer, HZVV took the lead. The goal was very similar to the first goal of coach Rick Mulder’s team. Again the ball was placed behind the defense of Noordscheschut and again Noah ten Brinke used his speed. Face to face with the keeper, he remained calm, 1-2.
Noordscheschut’s resistance seemed to have broken in the second half. In the 66th minute, HZVV again set up a razor-sharp counter. Ten Brinke was not selfish and gave the ball to Sander Dzemidzic, 1-3.
In the final minute of the game, Noordscheschut still had ten men. Danny Kiekebelt takes his second yellow card, because of comments on the race management. The red card had no influence on the game, which ended in 1-3 for HZVV.
Both teams have three games left this season. On May 26, HZVV will play at home against Buitenpost, Noordscheschut travels to Amsterdam to take on AVV Swift.