Sunday 8th March 2020 15.00
Belgian Second Amateur Division (ACFF Section)
RAAL La Louvière 2 Acren-Lessines 0 HT: 2-0 Att: 300hc
Malela 21, Renquin 38p
from Stade du Tivoli
After glitzy Pro League Belgian football in the Dutch-speaking region, it was now time to sample a more pastoral lower league vibe in the French-speaking region.
This was fourth tier Belgian football – zut alors!. Their fourth tier is regionalised – this was the French speaking ACFF league and there are two Dutch speaking leagues, the VFVA and the VFVB. The Belgian pyramid is a bit odd in that the top flight and third tier have 16 teams, but the second tier has just eight. From what I can gather the First Division B play each other twice for a 14 match season before Christmas, then play another season after Christmas and the two winners have a play-off for promotion at the end.Continue reading “RAAL La Louvière”