Telstar cannot capitalize on the rain of opportunities and loses against Helmond Sport

Telstar was able to keep Martijn Kaars of Helmond Sport under control for a long time, but the Monnickendammer still scored. To make matters worse, that turned out to be the final score: 1-0.

It was an unpleasant week for Telstar after the early cup elimination against GVVV deep in injury time (1-0). The defeat allowed the focus to be fully on the competition. When visiting Helmond Sport, it was mainly important to keep Martijn Kaars in line. The Monnickendammer has scored nine goals so far (just like Jayden Addai of Jong AZ).

In the opening phase, the Velsen team only became dangerous through long shots. It was Kaars who made it 1-0. The striker played free and then pushed the ball behind goalkeeper Joey Houweling. Mohamed Mallahi then created a danger, although his shot went just wide.

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Tim van de Loo, who played almost silently in the starting line-up recently, created the biggest chance for Telstar so far. He made good progress on the right side and passed to Zakaria Eddahchouri. The White Lions’ top scorer shot wide of the goal via a defender. In the final phase, Telstar had three opportunities in quick succession.

First there was a fiery shot from substitute Quinten van den Heerik, Van de Loo also had a free scoring opportunity and Eddahchouri was able to head from a corner. In all cases, goalkeeper Wouter van der Steen was the spoilsport. Despite the rain of opportunities in Velsen in the final phase, the score remained 1-0.

Coffin Cup

Telstar remains seventeenth in the first division with one more match than FC Den Bosch, TOP Oss and Jong Ajax. The White Lions will play in exactly one week at home against De Graafschap for the Kist Cup. You can of course follow that match on NH Radio.

Telstar setup: Pickaxe; Seedorf (Tahiri/71), Apau, Plat, Bakker, Peat Porter; Van de Loo, Overtoom, Augustijns; Eddahchouri, Gravenberch (Van den Heerik/71)