Both Union and Westerlo can no longer become period champions, but both have not been far off. Westerlo is currently in third place and Union in fourth, but with one game less played. So it’s a kind of battle for the bronze medal of the first period!
Union has had a solid first period. They won six times, played a draw four times and only lost twice. Those are not bad figures, but they are just not enough to become a period champion. That was exactly the case last season: just not. If they really want to claim that title next period, they will have to perform slightly better. What is striking is that they have not lost at home this season.
From the last game we cannot yet say whether it will end up in the list of wins, draws or losses. The competition was stopped after the lights went out four times. The Higher Professional Disputes Committee for Professional Football will handle this file on 12 November. So we only know if the game needs replay, or whether Union will win with a 0-5 fixed win.
Westerlo encountered a stiff Lommel and could not keep the three points at home. However, the Riders had enough chances to put the game in a slot, but didn’t get the ball in the net for a second time. In recent weeks we see this happen more often at the team of Bob Peeters. The dominance is there, but cannot (or difficult) be converted into goals and consequently a victory. Something to work on for the second period!
Peeters was disappointed but mature after the game. He accepted the fact that they had played a draw and was happy with the performance of his team. ‘We had plenty of opportunities to win the match 3 times, but it has again become clear that our strikers are just not fit enough. A Vetokele that is 100% fit always finishes one of its chances. But the team worked hard and after 75 minutes the reward came. Only it appears that we are not yet far enough to deal with the stress. We crawled back and then we got another punch in the castle. But that’s football … ”