Winning days at the youth academy

Last weekend was one of celebrations. Not only did the senior side upstage Feyenoord in a not-soon-to-be-forgotten Klassieker performance, but they did so in incredible manner; completely usurping the side from Rotterdam and showing the world who’s best here in Holland. The senior side weren’t the only squad experiencing a win though, as most sides at De Toekomst had winning days.

On a warm Saturday afternoon, the U16’s were the first of many sides to kick off at De Toekomst. And they did so in typical Ajax-fashion, showing their opponents from the Hague all corners of the pitch and winning with 5-0, after an impressive performance.

Brian Brobbey opened the score early on, after which a barrage of efforts on ADO’s goal ensued. Nordin Musampa hit the bar from long range, whilst El Bachir’s cross was narrowly cleared off the line and a header from him hit the bar.

After half time, Ajax loosened it up and the result was more goals. Eros Maddy intercepted a bad pass and finished it off calmly, making it 2-0. After missing two huge chances, Brian Brobbey finally made his 2nd of the afternoon; heading it past ADO’s goalie from Hansen’s cross. Nordin Musampa fired from distance yet again, this time finding the back of the net from 25 yards as his bullet ended up in the top corner. The final goal was scored by Sontje Hansen, as he tapped home the 5-0 in the 77th minute.

The U19’s were in form once more on Saturday, as they gained an important 0-2 victory over Utrecht’s age-mates away from De Toekomst. In the 22nd minute, Zian Flemming opened the score for Winter’s boys, netting the 0-1. Right before full time, Ajax struck again; with Martijn Kaars scoring this time around. Important 3 points.

Then, on Monday evening, Jong Ajax were the side to close off the weekend at De Toekomst, playing Jong Utrecht in the Jupiler League. In the very first minute, Vaclav Cerny tried to emulate Lasse Schone but unfortunately failed. After that, it remained quiet for a while until Frenkie de Jong found Mauro Savastano, whom put in a cross on Walian’s head for the goal.

After the goal, another long wait was to be had until the next chance. It came eventually, though, for Utrecht, as Dani van der Moot had a great effort on goal. Luckily for Jong Ajax, Norbert Alblas spotted it early though and was able to grab the ball before it came close to hitting the back of the net.

In the second half, Jong Ajax came out motivated and strong, quickly taking control of the game. Cerny and Eiting got close to scoring the second goal of the game, but both didn’t manage to hit the back of the net. Ezra Walian was luckier in that aspect, finding the ball at his feet after a scramble inside the box and netting his 2nd of the game.

Jong Ajax took their foot of the pedal after the win was consolidated, seemingly being content with the 3 points. Jong Utrecht tried to turn it into a real game again, but lacked any sense of seriousness in their push, thus leaving Ajax to casually play out the clock and record a 2-0 home win.