KV KORTRIJK - KVO 1-0
After two rounds the cup adventure is over for KV Oostende. Goalkeeper Jordy Schelfhout kept KVO in the match for a long time but in the end the Kortrijk side deserved to continue.
KVO started without a number of players: besides the long-term absentees McGeehan, Osifo and Boonen, Capon, Tanghe, Kvasina, Koziello and Hubert were also missing. That meant that the young goalkeeper Schelfhout was on the crossbar for the second time, the first time being in the previous cup round against Onhaye.
And Schelfhout distinguished himself already in the third minute of the game. Hand play by D'Haese resulted in a penalty kick but Schelfhout parried Selemani's eleven meter shot. The signal for KVO to do something about it and that happened: Ambrose played Gueye in, but his shot went just over the bar. It would be the only chance of the first half for KVO though, as KV Kortrijk came close to scoring on a couple of occasions, but Schelfhout was firmly on top of Mbayo's and Gueye's attempts. The many corner kicks from Kortrijk didn't result in anything either so the half-time score was 0-0.
KVO seemed to come out of the dressing room a bit better but were caught off guard straight away: KVK-captain D'Haene crossed low and Gueye could tap in at the first pole. KVO had to follow but it appeared difficult to make a fist of it offensively. A slightly sick Jäkel was substituted for Bätzner and KVO switched to a four-man defence with two offensive backs. That meant that KVK had to create space on the counter and striker Gueye missed the opportunity twice to widen the score. On one occasion Schelfhout was again on hand, on the other he headed wide.
Just like in the league, Kortrijk failed to finish the job and KVO came back to haunt them in the final quarter of the game. First Ambrose had a chance, but he made the wrong choice with a header and a bit later Rocha had two chances, but his shot was too weak to threaten keeper Delle. A few more corner kicks for KVO followed, but the Kortrijk side managed to secure the victory. A quick exit for KVO that can now fully concentrate on the league. To start with a very important game, Saturday at home against Eupen.
Formation: Schelfhout, Jäkel (55′ Bätzner), Fortes, Medley, Ndicka, D'Haese (75′ Wylin), D'Arpino, Amade, Rocha, Ambrose, Gueye (75′ Atanga).
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