Local Football League:
SV Straelen only narrowly fails against Fortuna Sittard
sterylene Against the Dutch first-division team, the regional football team will be on equal footing in a friendly match on Friday. Gianluca Rizzo scored two goals in the first match for his new club.
Regional soccer team SV Stralin traveled to the first leg on Friday. Before the Rotterdam gates, he played at the stadium of Dutch second-division club FC Dordrecht in the penultimate test match against Fortuna Sittard of the Eredivisie – and ultimately lost only 3:4 (2:2). “We have good contacts with Sittard’s management, but a date for a test match can never be found. Sittard has now completed a training camp in Zeeland and played against FC Dordrecht after the match,” SVS coach Benedict Weeks said, explaining how the encounter happened.
Compared to the previous season, where Weeks preferred the 4-2-3-1 system, he has now tried two rows of fours and a double, and the Gianluca Rizzo and Cacatay teams have formed. This biceps experiment worked very well. New player Gianluca Rizzo scored two goals in his debut for the new club and provided a model for the first goal at Straelen two minutes later. “I’m more than satisfied with the performance,” he said weeks later. “Sitard played against us with the first team and never had any chances to score. My team was particularly convincing in terms of playing and we are at a very good level.” It was also certainly a pleasure to use the injured Vedran Perek for at least ten minutes and Tobias regained Betz is fit again after getting injured in training a week ago and playing half.
As mentioned earlier, Kelvin Longa made it 1-0 after two minutes of Rizzo’s show. But Sittard only managed to equalize in the fifth minute and then take the lead in the 22nd minute. After just five minutes, Rizzo managed to equalize the score after one performance in the opponent’s penalty area.
Immediately after the break, the Dutch took the lead again (46), and then expanded to 4-2 in the 53rd minute. On the other hand, Rizzo scored the next goal, but not much happened after that. “I would describe the game’s stocks as balanced, and the only drawback today is our lack of opportunity,” Weeks said in closing.