Forward Gijzel Oosterzele seemed to be heading for his fourth season defeat against Cercle Melle. A few minutes before the end of the game, the score was still 2-4. In the final phase, Matthias De Jaeger and Brent Schuddinck scored and still ensured the 4 – 4 draw. A sigh of relief flew through Oosterzele. What a derby in Oosterzele. VGO – Cercle Melle had all the ingredients you could wish for, a pleasant weather, excellent turf (kudos to the groundskeeper), eight goals, tension until the last minute. A genuine thriller, a sensational denouement. The final phase was a nerve wrecker. It cost VGO blood, sweat and tears to finally get an over-earned point after hard work in extremis.
It was an intense match with a lot of fighting. VGO showed fighting spirit and showed a lot of resilience, it finally managed to turn the 2-4 deficit into a 4-4 draw. Cercle Melle took the lead each time via Bauwens, Dewaele, Quipor, and Anrys. The 4-4 draw almost felt like a victory. VGO managed to make up four times a deficit against Cercle Melle. A strong comeback. It did not capitulate, it managed a famous draw with great dedication. A serious dose of resilience. It is mainly mental strength that counts to fight back from seemingly lost positions. After two consecutive defeats against De Pinte and HT Zwijnaarde, the group spirit remained intact. The team has no outspoken stars, but everyone rolls up their sleeves for each other. Matthias De Jaeger (2 x), Alexis Fajardo and Brent Schuddinck caused the fire to flare up with their hits. Matthias De Jaeger played a fantastic match crowned with two goals. He showed why he came to VGO. And trainer Stijn De Vriendt transfers his passion to the entire team. A good mentality in training. Never giving up is part of the soul of Forward Gijzel Oosterzele. Of course you have to be physically fit to collect goals. After the draw (a boost) against Cercle Melle, VGO is still in the left column, 6 th with 18 points.
On Sunday 20 November (kick-off at 2.30 pm) Eendracht Vinkt will come to Oosterzele. VGO looks forward with confidence to the upcoming duel with Eendracht Vinkt (12th, 11 points). VGO gets another chance to record the sixth three-pointer of the season. VGO wants to pull out all the stops on Sunday to get the three points. In the series 3 B, many teams are evenly matched. There are surprises every week. The VGO entourage hopes that the team can now link the intensity with which they played against Cercle Melle to a three-point win. VGO (6th) against Vinkt (12th), regardless of the place in the standings, Voorwaarts Gijzel Oosterzele knows what to do against Eendracht Vinkt. To win!. (marcel van de pond, photos danny de lobelle).