WEEK 5 – Friday 30th August 2013
Week five of the Eredivisie season began with NAC Breda and NEC Nijmegen battling to gain their first win of the season.
NAC BREDA 1-1 NEC NIJMEGEN
However it was a very even game between the Eredivisie’s bottom sides finished with a deserved 1-1 draw, with new NEC coach Anton Janssen happy with the point.
After the dismissal of Alex Pastoor, following three heavy defeats a fortnight ago, NEC appointed former player Janssen as his permanent successor earlier this week. Janssen takes over from goalkeeping coach Wilfried Brookhuis, who was the cartetaker coach of last weekend’s 2-2 draw at RKC Waalwijk.
The hosts gained an early advantage after just four minutes of play. A whipping ball placed into the penalty area fell into the path of striker Rydell Poepon, who will never score an easier goal to make it 1-0.
Janssen, would have watched his new side ship five goals in their previous away game at PSV Eindhoven on the TV and the new coach would have feared the worst. But, Icelandic midfielder Victor Palsson, earned them a point with his 43rd-minute goal. It was a beautiful first-time effort after collecting Navarone Foor’s pass, chipping goalkeeper Jelle ten Rouwelaar from outside the area.
REMAINDER OF WEEK 5 FIXTURES
SATURDAY 31ST AUGUST
FC TWENTE vs. HEERENVEEN
HERACLES vs. ADO DEN HAAG
RKC WAALWIJK vs. GO AHEAD EAGLES
PSV vs. SC CAMBUUR
SUNDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER
FC GRONINGEN vs. AJAX
PEC ZWOLLE vs. FC UTRECHT
AZ ALKMAAR vs. VITESSE
FEYENOORD vs. RODA JC
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