First Team Star
May 31, 2012, 2:37 PM
Location: Woluwe St.Pierre, Brussels
Post #4 of 5
Belgium Division 3/4 Relegation/Promotion Play Off
KVV Coxyde 3 Tempo Overijse 1 att.1,500est
10 euros admission
Free team sheet.
Despite finishing 7th in the league, a problem with the registration of one of their players led to a points deduction and demotion to 2nd bottom of the league for Coxyde, leaving them needing to win 2 games (3-1 AET v KVK Ieper) and tonights game to preserve their place in Division 3.
A win for the visitors would have seen them promoted from Division 4.
The visitors started very strongly, with Coxyde taking a while to get on top, with the breakthrough coming on 29 minutes with a good finish when put through one on one with the keeper. A second goal, from a penalty following a trip looked to have settled it on 37 minutes as Coxyde were attacking at will, but a goal on a quick break on 43 minutes put it back in the balance.
Tempo again started the stronger in the second half, with Coxyde again getting on top after about 10 minutes of the half, but the hosts were then reduced to 10 men, following a second yellow card, on 63 minutes which evened it up.
Coxyde finally killed it off with a goal 9 minutes from time when a corner was played to the corner of the box and hammered past the keeper at his near post.
Excellent atmosphere, helped largely by an away following in excess of 300.
The ground has recently undergone a lot of work, including the installation of a 3G pitch. The original stand is on the halfway line, consisting of 7 rows of seats, with the clubhouse behind the left hand goal where there are three steps of temporary looking terrace in front.
The far side has a brand new stand along the entire length of the pitch, the centre having 4 rows of seats, with terrace on each end.
The right hand goal end has flat standing, but has 3 rows of advert boards, with a scoreboard incorporated, giving a good enclosed feel.
Good company, as ever, from Kim Trub and comfortably back at the tunnel for our 2350 return.