After the BV tournament at the KDB Cup on Friday, May 27, the U15 of home team KVE Drongen played the U14 of KAA Gent. A nice gift for the youngsters from Drongen who finished the 2021-'22 season in fourth place. The Buffaloes eventually won with the smallest difference: it became 2-3.
Trainer Steve Cooreman (himself a former professional footballer with KAA Gent, among others) was satisfied with his team's performance. "We had a good season, despite the fact that we played with a lot of first-year players. My boys were a bit impressed in the beginning, because it was against KAA Gent of course... But if you rely on your own strength and quality, a lot is possible. We won a lot of duels, which is always positive against a team that likes to play neat soccer."
So what is the difference? "Quality, of course. The ball handling, the speed of execution... Those guys are just that little bit better, otherwise they wouldn't be playing with the youth team of a first division club. We did score two goals in a standstill phase, which is a pity. But okay: we'll take that lesson to next season."