Ajax women have false start, but win big at Abe Lenstra Stadium

Ajax women have false start, but win big at Abe Lenstra Stadium
Eshly Bakker (R) cheers with Tiny Hoekstra

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Ajax’s women remain in the race for the title thanks to a 5-2 victory in and against Heerenveen. It did not initially look like the Amsterdammers would win, as they were trailing 2-0 after only ten minutes at the Abe Lenstra Stadion.

Janneke Ennema and Jet van Beijeren provided a flashy Frisian start. In the 31st minute, Ashleigh Weerden brought the tension back into the match, after which Ajax ran out to a big win through goals by Lisa Doorn, Sherida Spitse, Eshly Bakker and Elisha Kruize.

The victory gives Ajax, with one more game played, a one-point lead over FC Twente, which can come alongside again on Sunday against ADO Den Haag.

Number three Fortuna Sittard won convincingly against SC Telstar (7-1) in Velsen on Friday night. Tessa Wullaert scored five goals and has now scored eighteen league goals. This puts her second on the top scorers list, behind Twente striker Fenna Kalma, who has 28 goals to her name.

Feyenoord and PSV drew 1-1 in Rotterdam, while PEC Zwolle recorded an away win over VV Alkmaar (1-0).

Women’s premier league standings

It was announced earlier on Friday that the AZ women, who will return to the premier league next season after twelve years, are taking over trainer Mark de Vries from VV Alkmaar. From that club AZ will also take over the license.

In addition, the AZ Women’s playing location has been announced. The AFAS Training Complex in Wijdewormer will be the setting for the first team’s matches, while the youth teams will remain active in Alkmaar at AFC’34.

Kayleigh Williams