Rain of goals at the Toekomst, where Jong Ajax wins over Jong PSV: 5-4
A spectacle match between Jong Ajax and Jong PSV at sportpark De Toekomst produced three points for the Amsterdammers after nine goals. The goals fell back and forth, but in the end it was Jong Ajax that took the win: 5-4. That means Ajax joins the leaders in the battle for the fourth period title.
Dave Vos’ team started stronger and created chance after chance. Roy Steur, who was under the crossbar for the first time with Jong PSV, managed to make quite a few saves, but you don’t stop strikers on your own. Consecutively, Lorenzo Lucca, Mika Godts – who was one of the standouts this match – and Francisco Conceição scored at home, under the watchful eye of Ajax head coach John Heitinga and general manager Edwin van der Sar, who are dealing with a restless musical chairs within the organization.
It was thanks to Ismael Saibari that the Eindhoveners came back from a predicament. Jong Ajax was regularly sloppy in defense. Those mistakes ended with a hisser each time, until Saibari was able to finish the ball tightly low after a run on the left: 3-1. Morale was boosted and just before halftime Simon Colyn made it 3-2 from a magnificent free kick.
In the second half, the Amsterdammers immediately took the lead again. After a cross from Kristian Hlynsson, it was Jong PSV defender Jenson Seelt who scored an own goal: 4-2, goalkeeper Steur was not to blame. It was the spark that allowed the Eindhoven players to then rekindle their own fire. In particular Fedde Leysen, who popped the ball hard into the short corner: 4-3.
Then, in the 58th minute, it was again Conceição, who played a rock-solid game, who sought and found the far corner. There was no stopping the Jong PSV goalkeeper: 5-3.
In the closing stages, Jong Ajax seemed to want to control the game more than anything and did not go looking for the sixth goal.
As a result, Jong PSV still had a number of chances, the best of which was a shot from a rebound, which should have gone in, but fell just short of the boot of substitute Fodé Fofana. In injury time, Jong PSV’s left-winger Isaac Babadi scored the tying goal in the nick of time: 5-4.
Jong AZ wins effortlessly
Jong AZ took the lead before halftime against bottom club Jong FC Utrecht thanks to two goals by Mexx Meerdink. After half-time Jong FC Utrecht defender Achraf Boumenjal received his second yellow card, forcing his team to continue with ten men. After that Maarten Martens’ team finished it off with two more goals, one by Fedde de Jong and a penalty by Yusuf Barası, after FC Utrecht hands, making the final score 4-0.