MICHAEL ADUBATO - Monday, November 25, 2019
Isaiah Young was the only American to see action in Belgium as Union Saint Gilloise came away with a point in their second division game with Lommel.
Isaiah Young got the nod and started up front for Union Saint Gilloise when they travelled to Lommel over the weekend. The 21-year-old Jersey boy however was unable to bag his first goal in Belgium as the two teams shared the spoils in the scoreless draw. He put in a solid 68-minute shift before being substituted.
In the second half of this First Division B season, where all teams start level again (OH Leuven won the first half and will be in the playoffs for promotion), Union has four points out of a possible six, having beaten Virton last weekend. They are joint top in these early stages alongside Beerschot. They will go again this coming weekend however when they host Beerschot for a Sunday matinee.
Club Brugge hosted KV Oostende on Friday night as Ethan Horvath again had to settle for a place on the bench. Club ended their two-game losing streak by beating the team from the Belgian Coast by a 2-0 score line. Despite those losses, they have maintained their top of the standings spot and have a six-goal cushion over second place Standard Liege. Tomorrow the Flemish side will head to the Turkish capital to face Galatasaray in Champions League action before returning to the kingdom to go up again Royal Excel Mouscron at home.
KV Kortrijk travelled to Brussels for the away leg of their game against still struggling Anderlecht. Brendan Hines-Ike was not deemed fully fit after suffering an injury, so did not travel with the team. Kenny Saief is still in Anderlecht limbo, having not yet featured this campaign. Regardless, the Kerels were able to keep a clean sheet but also could not score an away goal, leaving both teams with a point in this scoreless draw.
Anderlecht are now in 10th place, while Kortrijk sits in the 13th spot. Next up however will see les Mauvres head west to Oostende, while Hines-Ike and KVK host third place Gent.
In other First Division B action, Ethan Bryant didn't feature as Roeselare snatched a point on the road against Excelsior Virton. The point was Roeselare's first of this second part of the season where they lost their first game. Lommel will be in town on Saturday as KSV looks for its first three points of the new campaign.