Lisa Lefere opens a busy and crucial month of February for Essevee with a derby against Club YLA: “Something to put right after an undeserved defeat in the first round”
31 de January, 2023
Women’s football Super League Club YLA – SV Zulte waregem A
No competition match last weekend for the women of Zulte Waregem in the run-up to the derby against Club YLA. Striker Lisa Lefere did take action and showed with two goals for the reserves team that she was ready for the last straight line towards the play-offs. To secure qualification for Play-off 1, avoidable loss of points is out of the question for Essevee.
The weeks of truth are coming for Zulte Waregem. A particularly busy and tough February with a double confrontation against Standard and also the semi-finals of the Belgian Cup, also against the people of Liège, will make a lot clear about Essevee’s play-off ambitions.
The first hurdle next Saturday is the derby at Club YLA. In the first round, 0-2 was lost on the opening day, a match that attacker Lisa Lefere still vividly remembers.
“We completely suppressed blue black in the second half, forced chance after chance, but could no longer erase the 0-2 deficit,” she says. “With the feeling that we still have something to put right, we also have to kick off on Saturday. In recent weeks, in the matches against OHL and Anderlecht, we already showed that we have significantly reduced the gap with the top players in the series this season. So far that has not resulted in a three-pointer, it is up to us to change that on Saturday. Club has a very strong attack line where Red Flame Davinia Vanmechelen draws the lines, but we will certainly not be impressed.”
The 25-year-old Lisa Lefere has already hit the mark seven times this season and was also decisive in last weekend’s U23 match with two goals.
“I actually scored three times, because a ball that clearly went over the goal line was not approved as a goal by the linesman. Too bad, because that costs our promises two points in full relegation battle. I can look back on my performance with satisfaction. I’ve been in good shape all season and I’m keen to show it on Saturday. Whether as a starting player or as a substitute, I am ready for battle. I have scored many times against Club and hopefully I can continue that line on Saturday”, concludes Lisa Lefere, who is once again a permanent member of the first team after a few years with the U23 team.