Cup exit for Young Ajax

Cup exit for Young Ajax

Ajax 2, or Young Ajax, did not maje it through to the quarter finals of the Gatorade Cup. Despite Jasper Kok being sent off after ten minutes, the talent team fought back to make it 1-1. But Helmond Sport made it 2-1 after 64 minutes after which Ajax lost another player with a red card.

Coach John van den Brom had only one player from the first team, goalkeeper Hans Vonk. Young Ajax were reduced to ten in the tenth minute when Jasper Kok fouled a player who had an open path to the goal. Ajax 2 held on, but six minutes before halftime, Orlando Smeekes found a way through Ajax's defence and gave the first-division team the 1-0 lead.

Young Ajax started the second half strongly, and junior Rydell Poepon headed the ball in to level the score: 1-1. But Helmond Sport did not allow that score to stay that way for long. Braber scored in the 64th minute: 2-1.

Minutes later, Jan Vertonghen was shown his second yellow card and Ajax 2 were reduced to nine players. The team from Amsterdam gave it all they had, but could not catch up a second time.