The main focus this weekend is on the ABN Amro Future Cup, but there was also a fixture for Ajax U19 on the schedule. John Heitinga’s team visited ADO Den Haag U19.
Ryan Gravenberch and Liam van Gelderen were starting for Ajax U19. The two talents are also in the U17’s Future Cup-squad, but were still selected fort his game. Gravenberch, still 15 years old, played a very decent match. With a nice Zidane turn, he created the first chance of the game and this most certainly wouldn’t be the last event of the half. Ajax scored three times via Nicolas Kühn, Victor Jensen and Jurgen Ekkelenkamp, after which ADO did something back by scoring the 1-3. Just before half time, Serginho Dest was sent off due to a second bookable offense. This wouldn’t stop Ajax after the break though: they scored three goals in ten minutes. This time, Ekkelenkamp, Kühn and Gravenberch provided the goals. After these three goals, ADO did something back once more but they could not come any closer after two red cards. In the 69th minute, Ekkelenkamp scored the final goal and completed his hattrick by scoring the 2-7 from the penalty spot.
Match Summary ADO Den Haag U19 v Ajax U19:
’18. 0-1 Nicolas Kühn
’23. 0-2 Victor Jensen
’29. 0-3 Jurgen Ekkelenkamp
’40. 1-3 ADO Den Haag U19
’45. Red Card, Serginho Dest (2x Yellow)
’48. 1-4 Jurgen Ekkelenkamp (Pen.)
’51. 1-5 Nicolas Kühn
’54. 1-6 Ryan Gravenberch
’56. 2-6 ADO Den Haag U19
’69. 2-7 Jurgen Ekkelenkamp (Pen.)
Starting Line-up Ajax U19:
El Maach; Dest, Van Gelderen, Botman, Kemper; Ter Heide, Jensen, Gravenberch; Kühn, Ekkelenkamp, Ylätupa. Subs: Plomper, Solomons, Margaret, Pereira, De la Vega, Schön, Kaars.
ADO Den Haag U19 v Ajax U19 2-7 ?
— AjaxDaily Youth (@afcadailyyouth) 31 maart 2018