FC Twente Women stands with one leg in the next round of the Women's Champions League. A visit to Sankt Pölten, coach Tommy Stroot's team triumphed, thanks to a hat trick by Fenna Kalma, with 2-4.
Despite the fact that Sankt Pölten made only one mistake in the league in his own country in the past five seasons, Dutch champion FC Twente initially had little trouble with the Austrian opponent. The game was decided after half an hour of football, when there was a 0-3 score on the scoreboard. Fenna Kalma signed for the 0-1 and 0-3, one of which was from the penalty spot, but it was Ashleigh Weerden who managed to steal the show with a beautiful shot in the far corner, producing the important 0-2.
Sankt Pölten turns on
After the break FC Twente had a considerably more difficult time with Sankt Pölten and it hardly came from her own half. The home team got chances and was close to 3-1 early in the second game, but the pole prevented FC Twente from scoring a goal.
Fifteen minutes before the end, Kalma seemed to put her third and therefore her hat trick FC Twente in a safe haven, but Sankt Pölten had a keen eye in the final phase and managed to find it twice more. It became unnecessarily exciting, but FC Twente Women finally achieved a well-deserved win: 2-4.
The return is on the program in two weeks. On Wednesday, September 25, Sankt Pölten is the opponent in De Grolsch Veste.
View the statistics of the players of FC Twente Vrouwen here.