Etoile Elsautoise – RFC Welkenraedt 01-05-2018
Game: Etoile Elsautoise - RFC Welkenraedt 1-1 (0-1 HT)
Competition: ERGO League C, Belgium
Stadium: Stade Crosset, Elsaute
Etoile Elsautoise was founded in October 1961 and started in the provincial leagues. The club reached the highest provincial level in 1987 but returned to the lower leagues again. The 1st provincial division was reached again in 2003 and they even gained promotion to the national leagues in 2010, after the club became champions. Elsautoise survived for 1 season at the 4th tier but at the end of the 2nd season the club relegated back to the provincial leagues, where they're still active today.
With 2 more matchdays to go in the ERGO League C in the Liege region, everything was still open. Etoile Elsautoise will end in 4th position but the visiting neighbours from RFC Welkenraedt could relegate today. The visitors had a very hard time at the start of the game but pressure from Elsautoise was too sterile. Just before the break Welkenraedt somehow managed to open the score; 0-1. After the break they also got a few very good chances but it was Elsautoise who made it 1-1 after a good attack. Both sides got much more chances but couldn't finish them.
The final whistle meant relegation for RFC Welkenraedt as RFC St. Vith won their game, creating a 4-point gap with 1 more game to go.