ADO finished 12th in the final home game of the seasonth They are nine points behind the next playoff spot and have no chance of promotion. After losing 4-2 away to Jong Ajax, Advocaat made a drastic change to his side, adding five different players to the starting line-up. Dordrecht, on the other hand, are third from the bottom and have lost their last two games, so the ADO would be looking to win this match.
ADO started the match well, with several half-chances in the first 20 minutes. ADO’s consistent pressure finally broke Dordrecht’s defense in the 28th minuteth In the first minute, Malik Seruki grabbed a superb through ball to separate Dordrecht’s two centre-backs. A well-placed shot gave ADO a well-deserved lead.
Dordrecht fought back as soon as ADO stepped forward, and just four minutes after Seruki’s goal, a turn and Toure’s shot put both teams level again. From then on, the match was nearly even with neither team in control, and it wasn’t until the second half that either team came close to scoring the net. A quick one-two between Tim Recever and Benjamin Riemst created a shooting opportunity for Dordrecht’s No.8 jersey. However, Liemst converted the chance and Niikema hit the post and went off play. Dordrecht right-back Abdallah Aberkane. Verhedyt, ADO’s top goalscorer with 12 goals in the campaign so far, calmly channeled the ball down the bottom right to put ADO back up front.
However, Dordrecht’s well-executed set-pieces prevented ADO from holding the lead for long. Saberdi Cetin’s long-range shot landed in the bottom right corner, barely passing Niikema’s leg on goal. ADO had one last chance at the ’81 tournamentcent In the first minute, a lofted through pass put Mario Vilat one-on-one with the Dordrecht keeper. A missed shot ended the chance, leaving ADO to mourn the missed opportunity and the match ended in a 2-2 draw.
With this being the last home game of the season and promotion certainly out of the question, ADO will no doubt have their eyes on next season and want to reach the playoffs in their next campaign.
ADO Den Haag 2 – 2 Dordrecht
Goals: Serouki (28) 1-0, Toure (32) 1-1, Verheid (72) 2-1, Sethin (74) 2-2.
https://www.thehagueonline.com/news/2023/05/15/ado-draw-final-home-game-of-the-season ADO draws final home game of the season