Feyenoord’s keeper saga continues. Carlo L’Ami, owing to injuries of Zoetebier en Lodewijks unable to believe his luck with his debut for Feyenoord at age 36 has injured himself. A kamikaze attempt to punch away the ball from Denneboom left him with a damaged shoulder, and Jesper Hogedoorn at age 17 defending the Feyenoord.
In a match characterized by a colorless and goalless first half, the action all came after the first 45. After 55 minutes, Feyenoord skipper Bosvelt managed to pull one out of a messy situation although his shot would probably have ended up in the hands of Vonk if Buffel hadn’t intelligently helped the ball along.
The lead lasted no more than 7 minutes as Vayrynen, Denneboom and Nurmela all beat the Rotterdam keeper on the night. Feyenoord only really had one other chance with a Van Hooijdonk opportunity squandered ten minutes before time. An already despondent Feyenoord face another injury as Song fell prone to injury. Although he managed to stay on the pitch, he was incapable of effective contribution. Disappointment in Heerenveen.
Heerenveen-Feyenoord 3-1 (0-0)
Referee: R. Bossen.
Yellow card: De Jong, Nurmela
55’ 0-1 Buffel
62’ 1-1 Vayrynen
68’ 2-1 Denneboom
87’ 3-1 Nurmela
SC Heerenveen: Vonk; Bakkati, Hansma, Hansson, Edman; Nurmela (86’ Kolk), Jensen, Radomski, Vayrynen; De Jong, Denneboom (85’ Selakovic).
Feyenoord: L’Ami; Gyan (77’ Bombarda), Van Wonderen, Loovens, Song; Emerton, Bosvelt, Ono, Van Persie (69’ Lurling); Buffel, Van Hooijdonk.