Eredivisie club from Utrecht beat third division team from Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht: 5-1.
FC Utrecht placed themselves for the third round in the TOTO KNVB cup, at the expense of ASWH. In Stadium Galgenwaard head coach Dick Advocaat’s team beat their opponent from the third division 5-1.
The cross pass was perfect and Cyriel Dessers knew what to do with it. The Belgian striker received the ball from Sander van de Streek and shoved it into the goal. With a little more than fifteen minutes left the score was 3-1. A safe margin. Especially because opponent ASWH player Clarence Bijl received a red card with a 2-1 score. That card broke the resistance from the Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht team.
Van de Streek productive
With one man more, FC Utrecht did not have to fear their opponent any more. After Dessers scored the 3-1, the 4-1 and 5-1 quickly followed. Both goals were score by Van de Streek, who made the most of his time on the pitch and was chosen Man of the Match.
Quick opening goal
In the first half FC Utrecht had a hard time against ASWH. Gyrano Kerk scored a quick opening goal for the Utrecht squad, but after that the opponent from the third division put a lot of pressure on the Utrecht defense. Halfway into the first half David Jensen was beaten. Captain Jesper van den Bosch scored the 1-1 for ASWH and celebrated his goal in front of the Bunnikside.
The euphoria from the Ambacht team is short-lived. Seven minutes after the equalizer FC Utrecht took the lead again. This time Joris van Overeem scored for head coach Dick Advocaat’s team. And even though it took a while after the break before there was another goal to celebrate, the final score did show the difference in quality between both teams: 5-1.
Draw on Saturday
With the win over ASWH FC Utrecht placed themselves for the fourth round of the TOT KNVB cup. The draw is on Saturday evening around 11 o’clock and will be live broadcasted on FOX Sports.
Another home game on Sunday
FC Utrecht will play another home game on Sunday against ADO Den Haag in the Eredivisie. The game starts at 14.30. Tickets are for sale until Saturday evening 23.59. There will be no ticket sale on match day.
FC Utrecht - ASWH 5-1 (2-1)
5. Gyrano Kerk 1-0
22. Jesper van den Bosch 1-1
29. Joris van Overeem 2-1
74. Cyriel Dessers 3-1
77. Sander van de Streek 4-1
83. Sander van de Streek 5-1
Yellow cards: Sander van de Streek (FC Utrecht), Bilal El Amrani (ASWH).
Red Card: 66. Clarence Bijl (ASWH).
Referee: Joey Kooij.
Line-up FC Utrecht:
David Jensen; Mark van der Maarel, Emil Bergström, Willem Janssen, Leon Guwara (80. Tim Brinkman); Joris van Overeem, Urby Emanuelson, Sander van de Streek; Oussama Tannane (62. Cyriel Dessers), Lukas Görtler (62. Nicolas Gavory), Gyrano Kerk.
Stef Doedée; David Almeida, Stanley Husen, Gilmaro van de Werp, Peter Verhoeve (71. Menno Vooges), Clarence Bijl; Fabian Korporaal (78. Nick Slotboom), Lars Bosscha, Jesper van den Bosch; Bilal El Amrani (73. Sanzio Dieterich), Ismail Yildirim.