ALMERE. Almere City beat FC Dordrecht to win 2-1. A goal from A. Limbombe was decisive in the 86min. It was Almere City to strike first with an early goal of S. Resink at the 2′. Then it was a penalty in the 4′ minute to make things even for 1-1. Eventually, A. Limbombe gave the win to Almere City in the 86′ minute with a goal. Almere City was vastly superior ball possession (61%) was among the key factors of its victory.
J. Hilterman missed a penalty (80′) for Almere City.
The match was played at the Yanmar Stadion stadium in Almere on Sunday and it started at 12:15 pm local time. The referee was Jesse Rozendal who was helped by Dyon Fikkert and Danny Kempinga. The 4th official was Sven Spaan. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was pleasant around 15.1 degrees Celsius or 59.22 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 58%.
Almere City was in firm control of the ball 61% while FC Dordrecht was struggling with a 39% ball possession.
Almere City was more aggressive with 52 dangerous attacks and 10 shots of which 4 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Almere City won the match.
Almere City shot 10 times, 4 on target, 6 off target. On the other side, FC Dordrecht shot 8 times, 4 on target, 4 off target.
Almere City received 1 yellow card (S. Resink). On the other side, FC Dordrecht received 2 yellow cards (B. Camara and M. Suray).
After playing this match, Almere City will have 23 points like Jong AZ and Willem II to stay in the 7th place. On the other side, FC Dordrecht will stay with 15 points like Helmond Sport to stay in the 18th place.
S. Longo (Penalty)
FC Dordrecht will host Willem II on the 20th of November with a 4-2 head to head in favor of Willem II (1 draw).
Almere City: Formation and Lineups
Almere City started with a 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).
The manager Alex Pastoor chose to play with the following team: Nordin Bakker , Joey Jacobs , Damian van Bruggen , Theo Barbet , Manel Royo , Álvaro Peña , Stije Resink , Ilias Alhaft , Lance Duijvestijn , Anthony Limbombe and Jeredy Hilterman .
Almere City made 5 changes: J. Jacobs for H. Akujobi (57′), M. Royo for T. Poll (57′), S. Resink for D. Post (66′), J. Hilterman for Pascu (82′) and I. Alhaft for M. Pouwels (85′).
Top player: Anthony Limbombe
The player who no doubt impressed Almere City the most was Anthony Limbombe.
His rating iswith 1 goal, 30 passes (90% accurate) and 2 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 6. He performed 6 crosses.
FC Dordrecht: Formation and Lineups
FC Dordrecht started with a 3-4-2-1 line-up (3-4-2-1).
On the other side, Michele Santoni played with: Liam Bossin , Anouar El Azzouzi , Toine Van Huizen , Mauro Savastano , Jerailly Wielzen , Jari Schuurman , Mathis Suray , Elso Brito , Boubakar Camara , Jaymillio Pinas and Samuele Longo .
FC Dordrecht made 3 changes: B. Camara for A. Balde (55′), J. Pinas for A. Miceli (70′) and S. Longo for M. Noc (84′).
Top player: Jari Schuurman
Probably the most impressive player in FC Dordrecht was Jari Schuurman.
His rating iswith 33 passes (69% accurate) and 3 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 4. He performed 4 crosses.