Club makes no mistake against Knokke: 5-0

Club faced Knokke in the last friendly of this summer's season preparation, with mostly a number of Acadamy players and the help of first team players like Balanta, Dennis, De Cuyper, Krmencik and Schrijvers. The latter was the star of the afternoon with two goals and an assist.

It was a lively start with two offensive minded teams which resulted in an early goal. After just eight minutes Siebe Schrijvers turned and twisted in front of goal and fired it into the low corner from outside of the box. Dhoest stood no chance whatsoever.

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Fifteen minutes into the game Krmencik almost netted his first for Club, but his effort went across goal. He was part of many attacking moves, but as yet without success. On the half-hour mark the Czech found the back of the net on an assist of Schrijvers, but the goal was disallowed for offside.


After the disallowed goal, the pace of the match dropped significantly. However, Club kept the visitors on their own half and that high pressure resulted in a corner kick after 37 minutes. Both Balanta and Aelterman met Schrijvers' inswinging corner, but it looked like it was Aelterman who headed home. A reward for the 19-year old's excellent first half performance.


The second goal sparked the game again, but Dhoest thwarted attempts by Van Den Keybus. Club went into the dressing room with a well-deserved - and probably not big enough - 2-0 lead.

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The second half had a similar start as the first. Club had total control of the game and created a good chance after two minutes, but Krmencik's shot was too central - an easy catch for Dhoest. A few minutes later the striker had a good chance to add his name to the score sheet, from the score sheet, but his low drive in the center of the goal was stopped by Dhoest.


Siebe Schrijvers had more luck with his finishing. With an hour gone, the Knokke defence failed to clear the ball and Schrijvers didn't hesitate to put the ball past Dhoest. From the point on, the Knokke defence was sloppy and Club was awarded another penalty after a clumsy challenge. Again Krmencik behind the ball and this time he opened his account for Club: 4-0.


The blue and black added another goal to the final score as substitute academy player Cisse Sandra found the back of the net. The youngsters at Club showed their potential and Club looks to be ready for Saturday's cup final and the start of the new season.


Report - Jonathan De Noyette

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