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La Gantoise end 12 year wait for coveted champions title

The Flandriennes won a third national title after those of 2006 and 2009. The Dragons deceived themselves in the first period before giving in under the pressure of the best team of the season.

La Gantoise end 12 year wait to be crowned Belgium Champions - Belga
La Gantoise end 12 year wait to be crowned Belgium Champions – Belga

After the Flandrian demonstration of the first round, nobody gave the Antwerp women a lot of money in this final. But, nevertheless, the Dragons did not ask a question and took the initiative from the start of the game. And it only took 4 minutes for Valérie Magis, the former Dutch international, to open the scoring with a powerful sleep in the ceiling of the Ghent goal. What revive from the outset the interest of this rather unbalanced final on paper. The Gantoise wanted to react as quickly as possible but the finish lacked precision in the last movement in this one-sided half.

After the break, Kevan Demartinis’ players resumed their seats on the opposing camp. And it was finally Noah Schreurs who deservedly equalized for the best team on the field (43rd). This goal freed even more the Flandriennes who took the lead 8 minutes later on a penalty phase concluded by Anne-Sophie Vanden Borre. The Dragons then withdrew their keeper to pick up the score. But without success because it was Ghent who registered number 3 via Ambre Ballenghien (61st). The Antwerp women reduced the gap even further on a penalty converted by Stephanie De Groof with just over 3 minutes remaining but the Ghent women finally held this title which had been denied to them for 5 years, the third title in their history (after those of 2006 and 2009).

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