Park FC Houthalen – Herk-de-Stad FC 16-09-2017

Date: 16-09-2017
Game: Park FC Houthalen - Herk-de-Stad FC 0-1 (0-0 HT)
Competition: 6th division Limburg, Belgium
Stadium: Complex Palmenstraat, Houthalen
Attendance: 400
Ticket: €8,00

Park Football Club Houthalen was founded in 1966 and started in the 3th provincial league, which was the 7th level in 1966. The club relegated to the lowest tier in 1975 but they came back much stronger, followed by a double promotion straight to the 2nd provincial league. After a few relegations and promotions, the club relegated back to the lowest provincial league in 1997, the same way the got all the way up; with back-to-back relegations. The club club slowely moved back up (including the build of a brand new stand in 2015) followed by a promotion to the 1st provincial league in 2016, for the first time in the club's history. 

In today's game the visitors from Herk-de-Stad were a bit more dominant but they had to be careful as Houthalen were very good at countering their attacks. After a difficult 1st half both teams went goalless back to the dressing rooms. Park Houthalen started much better in the 2nd half and they got a few very good chances of which 2 ended against the post. With 30 more minutes to go the visitors took back control and got a few good chances. A free-kick hit the bar before they finally managed to score the only goal of the evening with another (deflected) free kick with only 4 more minutes on the clock.

After visiting Park FC Houthalen, only 3 more clubs remain unvisited in the Limburg 1st provincial league; Bregel Sport, Eendracht Mechelen a/d Maas and SV Herkol (13/16).