2 - 1
Mixu Paatelainen (2)
Freddy van der Hoorn
Guido van de Kamp
Rederer for Kruys (75)
Peters for Ten Hag (60)
The last match of the tour proved to be the most demanding because De Graafshap were a good side whilst our starting lineup was a bit of a patchwork affair with the substitutes bench containing players who were to be fielded against Celtic and who originally were not to be involved in anyway.
Despite all our problems we got off to a flying start with a goal after only two minutes. Mixu Paatelainen was endeavouring to brake clear from Kraay who was holding him and the Finn finally succeeded in doing so and went on to shoot low past Olyslager from eight yards.
De Graafschap eventually made an impact on the match with Hofstede almost grabbing an equaliser, but Alan Main pulled off a fine near post save from a Koolhof corner.
Koolhof along with Brandts in the home side's eleven were both in the PSV Eindhoven side, defeated by United in 1982-83. That pair were to play a decisive role in turning this match in De Graafschap's favour. Scott Kopel passed up a great chance after Olyslager had misjudged the bounce off John Clark's huge clearance upfield.
We were fortunate to retain our lead in the 27th minute. First Alan Main parried another Hofstede header and Scott Kopel had to complete the clearance by knocking the ball off the line. Then Koolhof struck a raging volley narrowly over.
The former PSV striker then blazed in a 35 yard free kick which dipped fractionally over. Jansen, a substitute, shot weaJkly at Alan Main early in the second half, but then had more than his fair share of luck when he eventually equalised.
However, just before then we missed a great opportunity to tie up the match. Hamish French made progress into the box before squaring the ball to Mixu Paatelainen who was very unfortunate to see his shot from 12 yards strike the offside of the post.
Three minutes later, Jansen sent over a cross which deflected off Mark Perry and looped into the net. Five minutes later, Brandts, now 35, popped up to flick home a Peters cross and so inflicted upon us our only defeat of the four match tour.