FIRST ROUND – SECOND LEG
Go Ahead Eagles 3 (Promes 76P, 86, Peters 85)
FC Dordrecht 0
Go Ahead Eagles wins 6-3 on agg
It took Go Ahead Eagles 76 minutes to break the deadlock in their second leg against FC Dordrecht on Saturday evening. They ran out 3-0 winners and play VVV Venlo on Thursday in the next round of the promotion/relegation playoffs.
A Cas Peters strike and two goals from Quincy Promes decided the match and tie for Deventer side, both players are on-loan from FC Twente.
Fortuna Sittard 1 (Khalouta 76)
De Graafschap 3 (van der Meulen 52, Parzyszek 63, Jansen 85)
De Graafschap wins 5-2 on agg
A torrential rain filled night in Sittard finished Fortuna’s hopes of reaching the top flight for the first time since 2002. De Graafschap now need to get past Roda JC in the two-legged affair beginning on Thursday as they attempt to go back to the Eredivisie at the first time of asking.
Fortuna were without coach Wil Boessen who was serving a suspension after being sent to the stands in the last game.
The first goal came after half-time from a corner and big defender Timothy van der Meulen outmuscled his marker and powered a header home.
The tie was killed off just past the hour after some great work from Adil Auassar ended with a great cross to big Polish target man Piotr Parzyszek to head home for 2-0.
Aziz Khalouta gave Fortuna a bit of hope in the 75th minute pouncing a long ball and finishing past Joost Terol in goal.
The final nail in Fortuna’s coffin was a fortunate goal from Anco Jansen with only five minutes remaining. A cross-cum-shot that floated over the head of goalkeeper Ferhat Kaya in goal to cement the 3-1 victory and the second round place.
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