For its first outing of the season, Union went to STVV… It was always to be a tricky trip to start the championship.
From the start of the match, the canaries were fighting for every square centimeter of the field and this resulted in the home team’s domination. This materialized after about twenty minutes following a header from Hayashi (1-0). Union was trying to come back, without much success. It was even our host who was getting closer to scoring another goal. At the end of the first half, Dante Vanzeir struck again but the ball was deflected by the defense.
In the second half, Union showed a completely different face with more fighting spirit! This resulted from some occasions, notably for Dante Vanzeir. Simon Adingra then played the Trudonnaire defense and equalized with a superb strike to make it 1-1. Union pushed, left spaces and we still had to rely on a superb save from Anthony Moris 2 seconds from the end of the match to secure the point for the draw.
Next Friday we will play our first game at home. The evening opponent will be Sporting de Charleroi and tickets for this match will be on sale this Sunday at 10:00 a.m.!
09. Eckert Ayensa
44. Van der Heyden
22′ Hayashi 1-0
71′ Adingra 1-1
“In the first game of the season, we were always looking for each other and in the first half, we had a little trouble. We talked about it at half-time and after the break, we corrected our shortcomings. Then we started winning duels, gaining confidence and Simon scored that superb goal. The point is deserved, even if we hoped for more.”
“I like to win, I want to win.. so I’m a little disappointed. The first half was not good, but we set the record straight after the break. After the equalizer, we tried to put the second one in. However, I am very happy with the performance of my players. The preparation was short, we have to play early in the season against a tough team.”
“I saw the free kick go through the wall and then it bounced at the feet of a Trudonnaire and I didn’t question myself, I went for the ball and we saved a point against a great team. Saint-Trond is in continuity, a solid team, it’s not a bad point. The new arrivals have settled in well and I’m happy for Simon, it was a superb goal from my angle and it’s paying off!”