VIDEO. Crazy scenes in Antwerp’s second provincial: goalkeeper equalizes last minute at the request of his own brother

Crazy scenes in the Jules Verhaert stadium! With a 2-3 lead after 89 minutes, the three points were almost in for Hoboken in Second Provincial A. For the first time in more than a year, a visiting team came to win on the field of KFC Broechem. But that was not counting goalkeeper Ward Stuyven, who pushed forward with a very last free kick. Daan Stuyven -not the singer- painted the ball nicely on his brother’s head and the 3-3 was on the board. “That’s really unlikely, isn’t it?”

Dries Van Thielen

When we speak to Ward Stuyven a day after his goal, he is still in overdrive. “This is really improbable… As a goalkeeper you really dream of these moments. And if that happens again? Indescribable! How did it go? Well, my brother kicked a great free kick that hit my head and I just headed it in. Honestly, I really didn’t have much to do. I’m the biggest, the timing was just perfect and I stood out a bit. Afterwards my brother said that he had really aimed at me.”

Unbeaten Home Status

Three hat-tricks in a row by attacker Wannes Janssens, a scoring goalkeeper and who hasn’t been beaten at home for over a year… For sensation this season, you should definitely visit KFC Broechem. “The room also exploded completely when the ball hit the nets. Everyone flew on me, I was completely buried. I had to score too, hey, our home reputation was at stake (Broechem has not lost at home since October 24, 2021. Then it became 1-4 against Zwaneven, ed.). At home we can always do a little more, even against teams that we lose heavily against on the move. Maybe because Broechem is such a family club?”

Still Broechem was in two minds afterwards. “We took the lead very early. After less than two minutes of play, we received a gift wrapped goal. Then Hoboken went up and over and then we equalized again. The visitors, who had already received a red card, still scored the 2-3. That it took until the 90th minute before I scored is a bit of a double. It was something different for me: I hope to be able to score my goal again in this way”, Stuyven winked.

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