Club opens friendly campaign with a 1-9 at Heist
An easy win for Club Brugge in its first friendly of the spanking new season, beating KFC Heist 1-9. Club goals came courtesy of Van Den Keybus, Danjuma, Appiah, De Ketelaere (2), Schoonbaert, Ngonge and Vossen (2).
Club, playing the Second Provincial division team in its new third jersey, steamed forward from the onset. A first dangerous Danjuma cross was first clutched by Heist's goalie, but a good seven minutes into the game, he was powerless to see Club score its maiden goal, first saving Thomas Van Den Keybus' shot, but without reply to the rebound by that same Van Den Keybus. Blauw-Zwart kept pushing forward, with Eric Appiah firing over, and Arnaut Danjuma's shto falling withing the reach of the home goalie.
The logical 0-2 came ten minutes later on, Danjuma going past his opponent and tricking the keeper by the first post. A third followed straight after: Luan Peres' cross found Appiah, who tucked it in low in goal. Club failed to produce an even broader score, seeing Danjuma hit the post, and Vormer and Van Den Keybus unable to frame their attempts. Just before half time, Openda's deviation of a Peres cross sailed wide.
The second half saw eleven new Club names, but no changes to the direction of the game. Jelle Vossen first saw his shot saved on the goal line, but it was only a matter of time before Club would add a couple more to their tally. Young Charles De Ketelaere showcased his talent with two fine goals, first eagerly going past his man and tapping it in the far corner, and a second with a neat placed ball leaveint the home keeper without a chance.
Heist managed to claim one back with twenty minutes to go, Diego Bragard slotting in a spot kick to make it 1-5. Club geared up again, resulting in four more goals. First defender Brendan Schoonbaert headed in by the far post, and a bit later Cyril Ngonge made the most of De Ketelaere's assist for the 1-7. The game ended at 1-9 after two Jelle Vossen goals, scoring through a header and a shot at the far post.
Club Brugge (1st half): Ethan Horvath - Ignace Van der Brempt, Matej Mitrović, Siemen Voet, Luan Peres - Eric Appiah, Ruud Vormer, Mats Rits, Arnaut Danjuma - Thomas Van Den Keybus, Loïs Openda.
Club Brugge (2nd half): Karlo Letica - Clinton Mata, Brendan Schoonbaert, Odilon Kossounou, Maxim De Cuyper - Noah Fadiga, Sofyan Amrabat, Mathias De Wolf - Charles De Ketelaere, Jelle Vossen, Cyril Ngonge.
Goals: 7’ Van Den Keybus (0-1), 21’ Danjuma (0-2), 25’ Appiah (0-3), 51’ De Ketelaere (0-4), 60’ De Ketelaere (0-5), 69’ Bragard (penalty, 1-5), 74’ Schoonbaert (1-6), 83 Ngonge (1-7), 84’ Vossen (1-8), 89’ Vossen (1-9).
Text by: Kenny Naert (sv)