PSV U21’s poor record on the road continued after they suffered a slender 1-0 defeat at Telstar on Friday evening. An own goal cost Peter Uneken’s side dearly.
The hosts took control in the early opening exchanges but PSV U21 defended stoutly. Playing long balls to their pacey forwards, Peter Uneken’s team looked to strike on the counter-attack. Amar Catic had the first shot on goal, following a poor clearance from a corner, but Telstar goalkeeper Anthony Swolfs made a save to deny him. PSV U21 had another chance when Catic and Richy Ledezma broke with a two-on-one but the final pass lacked accuracy. The deadlock was broken on 44 minutes when a mistake gifted Telstar their opening goal. A lack of communication between defender Shurandy Sambo and goalkeeper Youri Roulaux led to an own goal. HT: 1-0.
Goalless second half
Telstar were quickly in their stride after the restart and had a golden opportunity to double the lead one minute into the second half, but Roulaux kept his side in the game with a terrific reflex save. The home side wasted a gilt-edge chance when four players were clean through but somehow forgot to score. Peter Uneken made a defensive change, bringing on Justin de Haas for attacker Sekou Sidibe on 65 minutes. PSV in vain attempted to net an equaliser in the closing stages. Catic went close but no team mate could connect with his cross. FT: 1-0.
PSV U21 line-up
Roulaux; Gloster, Soulas, Daverveld, Sambo; Schoonbrood (74’ Wallenburg), Sadílek, Kjølø (82’ Horvath); Catic, Ledezma, Sidibe (65’ De Haas)