Friday, 21 June 2019

NETHERLANDS: SV Lelystad '67

Sportpark Langezand, Lelystad (SV Lelystad '67)

Netherlands, province: Flevoland

20 VI 2019 / vv VKW - RKSV Leonidas 0-1 / Zondag Hoofdklasse & Sunday League 1 - promotion-relegation play-off final (neutral venue) (= NL levels 5 & 6)

Note 1: SV Lelystad '67 played at Sportpark Jagersveld for the first three years of the club's existance before moving to their current premises in 1970.

Note 2: VKW and Leonidas had both lost their play-off finals for a spot in Zondag Hoofdklasse, but due to another club withdrawing from the pyramid, there was one extra place up for grabs. As Leonidas managed to win this very last game of the Netherlands' football season with a goal in the dying seconds, they saved their skin, staying up in Zondag Hoofdklasse, whilst VKW missed the opportunity to accede to that level for the first time in the club's history. A short video about VKW's supporters travelling to Lelystad was commissioned by the Netherlands' FA.

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

Monday, 17 June 2019


Sportpark 'De Voorwaarts', Apeldoorn (WSV = Wormense Sportvereniging)

Netherlands, province: Guelders = Gelderland

16 VI 2019 / WAVV - RKSV De Zweef 0-2 / Sunday League 1 - relegation play-off final (neutral venue) (= NL level 6)

Note: WAVV and RKSV De Zweef, two teams battling to avoid the drop, managed to reach the final of the play-offs in which they both defeated two Sunday League 2 teams prior to this match. In the end, WAVV, one year after having gained promotion in the play-offs in Bemmel, were relegated back to Sunday League 2, the seventh tier of the Netherlands' football pyramid.

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


Sportpark Ries van Arnhem, Everdingen (SC Everstein)

Netherlands, province: Utrecht

15 VI 2019 / SV ARC - DTS Ede 3-3 A.E.T. (2-2 after 90 minutes) - SV ARC won penalty shoot-out (5-3) / Saturday League 1 - promotion play-off final (neutral venue) (= NL level 6)

Note 1: as a result of their win over DTS, ARC gained promotion to the fifth tier of the Dutch football pyramid, the so-called Hoofdklasse.

Note 2: Sportpark Lekdijk, SC Everstein's ground, was renamed Sportpark Ries van Arnhem in January 2014 in honour of one of the club's founders and most fervid volunteers and supporters.

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