Seraing smears KV Mechelen surprising home defeat, Marius is hero of the day with two late goals

Seraing smears KV Mechelen surprising home defeat, Marius is hero of the day with two late goals
Seraing smears KV Mechelen surprising home defeat, Marius is hero of the day with two late goals

KV Mechelen ran into a painful home defeat against Seraing on Saturday. Malinwa went to rest with a 2-1 lead after goals from Peyre and Walsh, but things went from bad to worse for KV after the break. Gesel was of service to Marius, who gave Seraing an unexpected and satisfying victory with two late goals (2-3).

Danny Buijs intervened after the defeat against STVV: Oum Gouet and Van Hecke moved to the bench, Wouters and Ngoy kicked off. The KV fans were spoiled with twelve goals in the previous two home games, but Seraing had not come to Mechelen to participate in a new goalscorer. Jeunechamps brought a five-man defense and three central midfielders between the lines, Marius and Bernier had to make it up front.

The match got off to a very slow start. Malinwa gained possession, but was too sloppy to outplay Seraing’s stiff defense. A faint shot from Ngoy was about the only target danger in a long round of study. With a scant counter-punch from Les Métallos it was suddenly hit. Peyre completely lost sight of Bernier on the edge of the sixteen, the pocket attacker put the 0-1 against the nets via the post and Thoelen’s back. The forty Seraing fans who traveled along saw that it was good.

Peyre corrects wrong

If it does not work with combination football, KV can still live on stationary phases. Five minutes after the opening goal, the plates were back in balance. Hairemans found Wouters’ head on a free kick, after which Peyre was there like the chickens to blast the equalizer past Dietsch. Error corrected, the French defender must have thought.

Malinwa tried, but could hardly create any danger after that. Schoofs and Da Cruz in particular were barely featured in the first act. And yet KV went into the break with a lead, not coincidentally after a prompting from Hairemans. The Antwerp resident finally got the space to find the free man and painted the leather on the head of the onrushing Walsh with great feeling: 2-1, crooked situation corrected.

Photo: BELGA

The second half also started rather leisurely, KV Mechelen seemed to have had enough. Seraing tried, but clear-cut chances? No, before that there was a lack of quality on the ball. With twenty minutes to go, Vanlerberghe decided to lend a hand. Bernier eagerly went over the midfielder’s outstretched leg. Marius kicked the eleven meter flawlessly through the middle: 2-2. Another stupid penalty kick by Malinwa, just like last week at Stayen. And immediately a turning point in the match, as would become clear not much later.

Cold shower

Buijs brought in Storm immediately after the equalizer. The winger was immediately noticed with a strong swipe. It was the start of a nervous final phase, in which Malinwa went in search of a third home win in a row. However, the goal fell on the other side with ten minutes to play: Marius outplayed Wouters and made a simple decision in the far corner. Hairemans was still close to the equalizer with a nice free kick, but Dietsch knocked the ball out of the goal. Frustrations mounted, but Malinwa couldn’t avoid a home defeat. A firm blow for Danny Buijs and co, who will move to Kortrijk on the next match day.

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