Play-Off Promotion: 10 teams, 9 games
"It's sad that we finished with 100 points, the second most of all 5th division clubs after KVK Beringen. Blankenberge who are champions in 5th A got 75 points and Wallonia Walhain got 77. But I have no fear, we will get it now." said Mark de Grijze.
No. 1 till No. 8 stay/promote to 4th division, while No. 9 and No. 10 stay/relegate to 5th division. The clubs only play one time against each other.
KFC Diest takes revenge on Esperenza Pelt
9 / 9 for KFC Diest at the Play-Off, looking so far so good. KFC Diest took a good revenge on Esperenza Pelt after they picked their 2nd place at the end a year ago. 7-3, with 4 goals of Kristof Bloemen and 2 beautiful goals from Dennis Klaps who played against his ex club where he played for 3 years and scored 17 goals in 82 games.
Guy Geudens scores 17 times in last 7 games
Guy Geudens looks fired up after missing out on the title in 5th division, Guy scored 9 goals in his last 3 games making it a total of 17 goals in his last 7 games. Guy Geudens shows why Mark De Grijze shouldn't look at more strikers.
KFC Diest promotes via Play-Off
From the beginning of the Play-offs it was sure, KFC Diest is going for every win, you saw the passion and frustration after they give away the title and direct promotion away.
Guy Geudens out for months with injury
What a bad news for KFC Diest and Guy Geudens after he was so on fire the last weeks, now he injured himself in a game against the last in stand Duffel. A fan of KFC Diest blames Mark De Grijze: "Guy Geudens is our topstriker scoring 52 goals in 46 games in one season, I don't get why you let him start at such useless games, we were already promoted and he played over 40 games at an amateur club without a full-time fysio at the club, De Grijze thinks we're a big club with facilities."
Mark de Grijze agrees for some parts with the fan: "It's all very unfortunately how our striker problem happened, first Nestor Muala wasn't happy that Guy Geudens came so there started some troubles. Second was Makie Konneh only coming next season after some techincal problems acquired at the date of transfer and finally our loan-player from Cercle Brugge was called back after 3 games. At the moment there are no replacements at the youth, we only have a budget of 75k a season, to go for top players and have a brilliant youth system is just not possible at this level, it's the one of the other and everyone should be glad we got to chose one of those 2."
"The plans are now to give the best players a new contract, further we're looking at the staff, my opinion is that investing in the youth is cheaper in the long term and when we see the top amateur clubs (3rd division) having so much problems to promote, not on the sportive side but financially, Thes Sport was champions twice in a row in the 3rd division but refused to promote cause they would go bankrupt because of all the extra costs for the extend of the club and infrastructure that are needed to get the license to play professional football."