Friday 14th March 2014
SC CAMBUUR 3-2 RKC WAALWIJK
An entertaining Friday night game but not filled with great skills or tactical prowess as defensive and goalkeeping errors were aplenty as Cambuur defeated RKC by three goals to two.
Both sides headed into this game missing vital players in their sides. Cambuur were without on-loan from Ajax, Jody Lukoki has he has collected too many yellow cards in the last few games. RKC’s first choice goalkeeper Jan Šeda nursing an injury, the Czech was dropped to the subs bench for Arjen van Dijk and the visitors missed their natural goalie.
After a shaky start, Van Dijk flapped and was beaten from a Bob Schepers long-range effort on 17 minutes to give the hosts the lead.
There was atrocious goalkeeping at the other end just four minutes later as Damiano Schet tackled the ball away from Leonard Nienhuis’ feet after the Cambuur keeper was dwelling inside the area. Schet slotted the ball home in the empty net as the embarrassment filled Nienhuis’ expression.
Just before half-time it was the turn of the RKC defenders to make themselves look awful after failing to clear their lines and letting Martijn Barto nabbing his fourth goal of the season two minutes before the break.
The visitors took control of the second half and pressed and pressed and after seeing shots blocked and headed off the line, the score was tied on 66 minutes. The hosts failed to deal with some great footwork down the left from Robert Braber, the midfielder teed up French striker Jean-David Beauguel perfectly to side foot home to make it 2-2.
Another mistake lead to the final goal on 84 minutes and it was painful to watch if you were a RKC fan. Elvis Manu, on-loan from Feyenoord, notched the winner latching onto the ball to tap home after substitute Michael Lamey dawdled on the ball waiting his keeper to collect. Errors like these send teams into relegation trouble as Erwin Koeman’s RKC are as troubled as anyone right now sitting two adrift from safety in 16th.
In all fairness tonight, on the second-half performance, RKC deserve to leave the Cambuurstadion with at least a point.
CAMBUUR: Nienhuis, Droste, Van der Laan, Bijker, Van Moorsel (Ogbeche 81), El Makrini, Leeuwin, Ritzmaier, Schepers (Hemmen 62), Barto, Manu (Dijkstra 89).
SUBS NOT USED: Zeinstra, Van Boxel, Pereira, Mulders.
GOALS: Schepers 17, Barto 43, Manu 84.
BOOKINGS: Manu 24.
RKC: Van Dijk, Apau (Lamey 75), Van Weert, Van Hoevelen, Amieux, Sno, Braber, Duits, Castelen, Beauguel (Joachim 85), D. Schet (Peltzer 87).
SUBS NOT USED: Šeda, Ivens, Van Mosselveld, Anderson.
GOALS: Schet 21, Beauguel 66.
BOOKINGS: Duits 47.
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