Joren Geudens failed to win points for his first starting place since January against co-leader Lokeren-Temse on Saturday. Cappellen lost 2-1 at Daknam and is left with zero out of nine.
The visitors had to chase after just eight minutes. “The difference in quality was clearly visible,” says central defender Geudens. “Björn (Joossens, ed.) kept us upright a few times in the first half. Otherwise the match would have already been played at half time. Just after the hour he had to turn around a second time.”
Fifteen minutes before the end, Nöstlinger brought Cappellen back into the game. “And so it became exciting. But in the end there is little to criticize about Lokeren-Temse’s victory. They are clearly at the top for a reason. So there is certainly no shame in being left empty-handed.”
Coach Yves Van Borm awarded Geudens a first starting place this season. “There are worse places to kick off again. You don’t play at Daknam every week, let alone in front of so many people. Although I am especially happy that I am fit again. I tore my hamstrings for the first time in January and subsequently relapsed, so I was only able to make my comeback this weekend.”
Geudens did not emerge from the battle unscathed. “I suffered an open knee wound, which the doctor in Lokeren-Temse closed with seven stitches. As a result, I may not be ready to play for Hoogstraten’s arrival. Hopefully my inactivity will be limited to one week.” (kga)