The third round of Eerste Divisie fixtures began on Friday evening, with all teams in action that evening in the league, round three consisted of 33 goals and five red cards recorded writes Kalkeren Kieran.
De Goffert stadium in Nijmegen was the venue for NEC’s game against Fortuna Sittard. The home side opened the scoring on the 27th minute as Christian Santos beat Fortuna’s goalkeeper and captain Ferhart Kaya. It didn’t take long and Ruud Brood’s men had their second goal of the night, this time Sjoerds Ards netted for the home side on the 29th minute making it 2-0. Although the celebrations were cut short when Seku Conneh scored for the away side on the 31st minute and at half time NEC led 2-1. In the second half, Brood’s men netted three more times without any answer from the visiting team, Paco van Moorsel, Tom Daemen and Niels Vets all got their names on the scoresheet to the delight of the 8,500 capacity crowd. Former PSV defender Dennis Dengering of Fortuna was shown a straight red in the 61st minute, which resulted in a penalty being awarded to the home side. The match finished 5-1 making it three wins out of three for the Nijmegen club. Peter van Vossen will be disappointed with his team’s performance in the final third, as they failed to convert several chances in the first half.
Roda JC played host to Jean Paul de Jong’s FC Eindhoven and they got off to a great start as Marc Hoecher scored in the ninth minute. The score remained the same until the home side extended their lead on the 54th minute through Johan Plats. Eindhoven pulled one back on 66 minutes when Jens van Son netted but it wasn’t enough and the Limburg side held the lead, the match finished 2-1. It wasn’t all plain sailing for the home side and they will be without Tom van Hyfte and Henk Dijkhuizen for next’s weeks match, as both Roda players seen were awarded red cards by referee Reinold Wiedemeijer.
Achilles 29 travelled to Telstar and Francois Gesthuizen’s men took the lead in the 20th minute through Ralf Seuntjens. The hosts doubled their lead in the 66th minute when Kevin van Essen beat Ter Wielen and sent Gesthuizens side into a comfortable two goal lead, which sealed all three points for Telstar and sent Achilles 29 back home empty handed. Achilles have yet to earn any points in their opening three matches, leaving them bottom of the Eerste Divisie.
VVV Venlo defeated De Graafschap with the only goal of the game came from VVV’s Abdelaziz Khalouta. Another win for Venlo who will be hoping they can continue to beat other teams considered to be contenders like De Graafschap. In round four, VVV travel to FC Oss and De Graafschap host RKC Waalwijk.
Sparta Rotterdam continue to impress under manager Gert Kruys, they travelled to MVV Maastricht and took the win. Kenny Teijesse and Thomas Verhaar both scored for the visitors and it finished 2-0 to the delight of the travelling support.
RKC Waalwijk travelled to FC Den Bosch and the match looked like it was all over when Sandro Calabro found the net in the 84th minute to make it 2-1. FC Den Bosch were down to ten men from an earlier straight red shown to Edoardo Ceria from referee Allard Lindhout. The hosts showed great character and scored twice in the closing minute of normal time to take to victory. Joey Belterman and Erik Quekel scored for Ruud Kaiser’s side, with an added four minutes of stoppage time.
Jaap Stam’s Jong Ajax were destroyed 5-0 by FC Volendam at home in an ill disciplined match for Stam’s men. Ajax’s keeper Peter Leeuwenburgh and Richairo Zivkovic were both sent off by referee Davey Otto. After scoring four goals in the opening round of the season, Robert Muhren got his name back on the score sheet as he netted twice for his side. Henry Schilder, Guyon Philips and Henk Veerman all scored for Volendam as Robert Muhren has now scored six in three games, he is certainly hot property for any side in the Eredivisie.
Jong PSV were also on the end of a 5-0 defeat to FC Emmen. Joop Gall’s side went ahead after just four minutes through Luis Pedro Da Silva Ferreria. Cas Peters went on to score a hat-trick as he netted all three goals in just under twenty minutes. Emmen’s Leandro Resida also scored for Joop Gall’s side as they dished out rounded out the five goal win.
Jong Twente’s Jari Oosterwjk’s 90th minute goal separated the two teams as Fred Grim’s Almere City were denied of a point for their efforts. Twente’s Oosterwijk netted in a last gasp attack to give the travelling fans that made the journey to the Almere City stadium, a welcome trip back to Enschede.
Stanley Elber was on the scoresheet for Helmond Sport for a second week running, as Helmond defeated FC Oss 2-1. The home side scored twice, first from Elber and then Oumar Diouck although Oss got a consolation goal through Dennis Janssen.
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