The coastal boys took an early lead after a nice combination. The technically skilled Bätzner found the departing Vandendriessche with the heel and he beat Gillet in the short corner (0-1).
Fashion Jr. Sakala and Kevin Vandendriessche played for the last time today in the sea air and on the familiar Oostende turf. Former teammate and good friend Franck Berrier surprised Vandendriessche with a nice farewell gift after six seasons with KVO.
Before the match against Gent a number of players were honoured. Sakala played his hundredth game for KVO, while Hjulsager received the Puis/Verbiest trophy as most deserving player.
Hendry was not fit to play and was replaced by the young German Jäkel. The first chance was for the home team, but Yaremchuk was blocked by Tanghe.
The home side scored fairly quickly through Druijf, but the goal was disallowed for offside after intervention by VAR. The visitors had the most ball possession in the early stages of the game, but the chances were for the home side.
The game started at a high tempo with a goal from Muleka that was disallowed for offside. The home team responded almost immediately with a shot from Hjulsager that whizzed over. D'Arpino tried it from the sixteen but Bodart saved in a corner. Sakala was brought down in the box after a dribble. The referee whistled