Feyenoord earned their third Johan Cruijff Shield win in their history in Eindhoven on Saturday evening. Head coach Giovann...
Feyenoord ended the season with a comfortable victory against amateur side Groot Woudrichem Thursday. Erwin Koeman’s men couldn’t stop scoring against their modest opponents, rattling up eighteen strikes in the ninety minutes. Top of the scorers’ list was Pierre van Hooijdonk with a double hat-trick, although Sebastián Pardo also grabbed a hat-trick of his own. The other goals came from Ali Boussaboun (2x), Mohammed Abubakari (2x), Jonathan de Guzman (2x), Pascal Bosschaart, Serginho Greene and Patrick Mtiliga. Substitutes Lorenzo Davids and Stef Doedee made their debuts.
The Rotterdammers took on a side made up of the best players at the five clubs active in Woudrichem and it was clear from the start that the professionals were looking for a good result ahead of the holidays. That desire was especially shown by the front line, as personified by Pierre van Hooijdonk, who grabbed his first hat-trick after just twelve minutes.
Ali Boussaboun was the main playmaker, giving the crowd of 1500 a lot of pleasure with his technique and insight, although he was wont to overstretch himself at times. The Moroccan was rewarded on 25 with a goal– Feyenoord’s fifth – following Sebastián Pardo’s own strike five minutes earlier. The goals were now coming thick and fast in Almkerk. Van Hooijdonk added to his side’s lead, before Van Tilborg got a consolation for the home team with a header. But it was nothing more than a speck of dust in Feyenoord’s eye, as Koeman’s side added another four before the break, with Van Hooijdonk, De Guzman, Bosschaart and Boussaboun all finding the back of the net, as Groot Woudrichem limped to half time.
With Jordy Buijs and debutants Stef Doedee and Lorenzo Davids in the line up at the start of the second half, Feyenoord’s thirst for goals was clearly not satiated although the crowd were forced to wait ten minutes for another, as the home side tried to firm up. But in the end the pressure was just too much for the amateurs and De Guzman’s strike on 55 was the start of another round of frenzied goal-making.
Greene, Van Hooijdonk and two more from Pardo brought the total to fifteen. Van Hooijdonk had already converted two pens and with six goals already in his bag, the Big Man left the spot kick duties to Abubakari on 75 when Feyenoord were awarded their third penalty of the evening. The Ghanaian did not disappoint, smashing in his first ever strike for Feyenoord, which he celebrated with the requisite enthusiasm.
Next up was Patrick Mtiliga, who got a rare insight into how it is to score, before Abubakari showed that he understood the concept of practice makes perfect, shooting in his second of the evening to bring the score up to eighteen. By then Van Hooijdonk had gone close with one of his trademark free kicks, rattling in a diagonal effort that was inches off target, hitting off the post and out. Six seemed to be the Big Man’s limit, because he was also denied by the aluminium in the dying minutes.
Groot Woudrichem – Feyenoord 1-18
4’ 0-1 Van Hooijdonk
8’ 0-2 Van Hooijdonk (penalty)
12’ 0-3 Van Hooijdonk
20’ 0-4 Pardo
25’ 0-5 Boussaboun
26’ 0-6 Van Hooijdonk
32’ 1-6 Van Tilborg
38’ 1-7 Van Hooijdonk
41’ 1-8 De Guzman
44’ 1-9 Bosschaart
45’ 1-10 Boussaboun
55’ 1-11 De Guzman
57’ 1-12 Greene
61’ 1-13 Van Hooijdonk (penalty)
64’ 1-14 Pardo
70’ 1-15 Pardo
75’ 1-16 Abubakari (penalty)
78’ 1-17 Mtiliga
86’ 1-18 Abubakari
Feyenoord: Aerts (46’ Doedee); Gyan (46’ Buijs), Greene, Bahia, Mtiliga; Abubakari, Bosschaart (46’ Davids), De Guzman; Boussaboun (62’ Sammuel), Van Hooijdonk, Pardo.