KFC Schoten SK – KVK Westmalle 13-08-2016

Game: KFC Schoten SK - KVK Westmalle 2-0 (0-0 HT)
Competition: Friendly, Belgium
Date: 13-08-2016
Stadium: Gemeentepark, Schoten
Attendance: 40
Ticket Price: Free entry

A 1pm kick-off, it couldn't fit any better in my schedule. Today would be the first time for visiting 3 games in 1 day with KFC Schoten SK - KVK Westmalle, Groen Rood Katelijne - Heur Tongeren and KVK Tienen - FC Dender.

My first stop of the day would be at KFC Schoten SK. Next week this club will celebrate their 100 year anniversary as they were found in 1916 as Schooten Sportkring. The club stopped in 1920, restarted in 1921, stopped again in 1926 and restarted again in 1927.

The club played many years in the national leagues of Belgian football but nowadays they only play in the 8th division (on 9). The last time the club played in the national league (4th division, old system) was in 2008/09. During the early 2000's the club played in the 3th division of Belgian football but they got punished for an attemp of bribery in the 2001/02 season. 

KFC Schoten relegated and had to start the 2002/03 season with -12 points. In the 2002/03 season the club also relegated which meant they had to play in the provincial leagues, which they only joined for 1 season. After 2008/09 it went downhill and as said, they went from the 4th division to the 8th division in 8 years.

Today KFC Schoten hosted KVK Westmalle (9th, lowest division). For me it seemed like both teams played with (many/most) of the 2nd team players as both of them will play for the Cup of Antwerp this same evening too. The game ended at 2-0 with both teams missing a lot of chances and after a few unbelievable saves by the Schotens' goalkeeper.

The Gemeentepark has a beautiful and old stand, really worth the trip, which could be next week as the club is celebrating their 100th year anniversary with a game at 3pm.

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