Club NXT takes point against Deinze at the death

Coach De Mil's team was keen on a good performance after the heavy defeat against Seraing. Club NXT wanted a first home win against Deinze, that had just bowed out of the Belgian cup following a defeat against Thes.

The first half had a nice pace. Our youngsters were the better team when it comes to technique, but that didn't result in clear-cut chances. Thibo Baeten, always hard working in front, tried his luck a couple of times but the visiting goalkeeper was equal to the attempts. Sagna and Van den Keybus couldn't get one past the goalkeeper either.

 

Deinze was the better team at the start of the second half. A header went over the crossbar. Club NXT responded through Sagna who was sent on goal, but he stung the fists of the goalkeeper. Club's goalkeeper Shinton needed an excellent reflex save to keep Mertens from scoring.

Deinze pushed harder and after a questionable free-kick Shinton was beaten by De Witte who may of may not have offside. Shortly after the opening goal Sagna was brought down inside the penalty box, but the referee waved play continue. Coach De Mil brought on two fresh players with Appiah and Ochieng. Club NXT controlled the game now, looking for the well-deserved equaliser. De Cuyper missed a good chance when he scuffed it just wide.

The youngsters ha to wait until the 89th minute when Van der Brempt rose highest on captain De Cuyper's perfectly weighted free-kick to head home! It's a third draw at Daknam for Club's Academy players.

 

Club NXT: Shinton, Van der Brempt, Fuakala, Hautekiet (87’ Aelterman), De Cuyper, Asoma, Engels (75’ Appiah), Van den Keybus, Sandra (84’ Ochieng), Sagna, Baeten.    

Goals: 70’ De Witte 0-1, 89’ Van der Brempt 1-1

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