Sunday, 29 May 2016

NETHERLANDS: HFC EDO

Noordersportpark, Haarlem (HFC EDO = Eendracht Doet Overwinnen)

Netherlands, province: North Holland

29 V 2016 / HFC EDO - VPV Purmersteijn 1-0 / Zondag Hoofdklasse & Sunday League 1, promotion-relegation play-off semi, first leg (= NL Div. 4&5)

Note 1: EDO was a professional league side between 1954 and 1971, when the club voluntarily withdrew to non-league. Whilst the terracing opposite the grandstand dates back to the days of professional football at the Noordersportpark, the original main stand was destroyed by a fire in 1981 and had to be replaced.

Note 2: non-matchday pictures (= photos 1-5) date back to June 2011.

Note 3: photos 16-17 show the decisive touch in the EDO v Purmersteijn game (the only goal being scored) as well as the ensuing celebrations.



















All photos: (c) W.B. Tukker / www.extremefootballtourism.blogspot.com. Publication of any of these images only after permission of author

Saturday, 28 May 2016

NETHERLANDS: SV Gouda

Groenhoven, Gouda (SV Gouda)

Netherlands, province: South Holland

28 V 2016 / SV Gouda (za) - SC Excelsior AV 0-1 / District West II, Saturday League 4 - promotion play-off final, second leg

Note: as a result of this win (3-2 on aggregate), SC Excelsior, the non-league branch of Rotterdam's professional side SBV Excelsior, were promoted to Saturday League 3.












All photos: (c) W.B. Tukker / www.extremefootballtourism.blogspot.com. Publication of any of these images only after permission of author

Friday, 27 May 2016

NETHERLANDS: vv Achtmaal

Buntweg, Achtmaal (vv Achtmaal)

Netherlands, province: North Brabant

26 V 2016 / Achtmaal - RKVV Koewacht 3-2 / District South I, Sunday Leagues 4&5 - promotion/relegation play-off (= NL Div. 8&9)

Note 1: as a result of this victory (4-3 on aggregate with the winning goal being scored in added-on time), vv Achtmaal were promoted to Sunday League 4 for the first time in over (at least) thirty years - and quite probably for the first time in the club's history.

Note 2: photos 1-2 date back to a non-matchday visit in July 2010.
















All photos: (c) W.B. Tukker / www.extremefootballtourism.blogspot.com. Publication of any of these images only after permission of author