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For that, it has to deal with Almere in the return of the semi-final. The first leg ended last month in a 4-4 draw. So it promises to be an exciting evening in sports hall Hogeveld.
DKC seemed to be on its way to finishing first in the Eredivisie this season, and with that a direct ticket for the final. But in the last two games of the championship group, the formation of coach Dennis Lens suffered two defeats, so that DKC eventually finished second, two points behind Duinwijck. The team from Haarlem already qualified for the final battle in January, and could therefore sit back and see who would win the battle between the residents of The Hague and Almere.
It was also a battle in the first leg. On February 12, DKC took a comfortable 1-4 lead in sports hall Raggers. One more game needed to be won for the victory. But the home side put a stop to that. Thanks to victories for Alia Chen and both mixed doubles, Almere still pulled out a 4-4 draw. In the double of DKC’ers Marlies Baan and Joran Kweekel, the penny could also have fallen in The Hague’s direction. They narrowly lost the third game 22-20, which meant the difference between a win and a draw. Now DKC must win at home on Saturday to reach the final. With another 4-4, a so-called golden game follows.
The players of DKC can use all the support to reach the final of the Dutch Badminton Eredivisie for the fifth time in club history after 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019. Will you shout the team to victory?
DKC – Almere will be played on Saturday, March 11 at 7 p.m. in sports hall Hogeveld.