Melanie Gerrits and Club YLA want to flush defeat against OHL against Genk: “An account is still open with Limburgers”

Women’s Soccer Super League Club YLA

Melanie Gerrits saw that Club YLA lacked efficiency against OHL (0-2 loss). — © Bart Vandenbroucke

A strong playing Club YLA seemed on its way to at least a draw in the home match against OH Leuven on Tuesday, but still had to give up for the title candidate in the final phase: 0-2. A new clash with the clever RC Genk awaits on Friday evening. Melanie Gerrits would like to take revenge for the previous defeats against the Limburgers.

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Blauwzwart clearly intended to make the title candidate OHL very difficult. With a lot of sharpness and energy, the necessary chances were also forced to take the lead. “For me it was in any case a propaganda match with many opportunities on both sides”, says the Dutch Melanie Gerrits. “It was actually a miracle that it stayed 0-0 for so long. We had a clear game plan and it worked out very well. Unfortunately, the ball didn’t want to go in for us. A few minutes after our striker Rania Boutiebi found the crossbar on her way, it was a hit on the other side via Marie Detruyer. In the end it will be 0-2, but we especially remember that we made the OHL very difficult. I am really proud of what we have shown at times.”

Another confrontation with RC Genk will follow on Friday evening. The team from Limburg kept the blue black out of the cup final and won the previous mutual game in the Play-Off with 0-2. So there is clearly an account open. “Those feelings of revenge do live in the group, but above all we have to play football with the same intensity as on Tuesday. It is very important to take the lead, so that the people of Genk cannot play their favorite game. We absolutely want to take the three points, to take another option in fourth place in the standings.”

Base place

Last season, 22-year-old Melanie Gerrits joined the Bruges ranks in the winter mercato. Her hard work in training was rewarded on Tuesday with a starting place against Leuven. “There is a lot of quality in the group in every position and that means that everyone has to fight for that starting place in training. Of course every week there are girls who are disappointed, and sometimes I am one of them, but at the same time it is also a motivation to work even harder for it. We will undoubtedly strengthen ourselves towards next season, and that can only benefit the quality in training and in the matches.”

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