Eerste Divisie Week 5 Round-up


Eight matches were played on Friday evening, we begin with a win for NEC Nijmegen at Helmond Sport writes Kalkeren Kieran.

The away side conceded in the opening minutes through Helmond’s Stanley Elbers but NEC equalised on the 15th minute when the Iran international Alireza Jahanbakhsh scored, it wasn’t long and Jahanbakhsh double NEC’s lead and bagged his second goal of the night. Sjoerd Ards scored twice for the away side, the match finished 4-1 victory for NEC Nijmegen.

FC Den Bosch beat Jong Ajax 2-0, Benjamin van den Broek and Erik Quekel scored for the home side. The defeat for Jong Ajax means the team have lost their last three matches in a row, they face Sparta Rotterdam in round 6.

A 3-0 victory for Fortuna Sittard in round five of the competition, Sittard travelled to Achilles 29 and picked up all three points with Seku Conneh scoring twice and Jordie Briels once, to round up a convincing away win for Sittard, who went into the match after losing their last three matches, Achilles return to the bottom of the table.

Jong PSV hosted FC Eindhoven the away side defeated PSV 3-1, although Maxime Gunst was shown a straight red card on the 20th minute and PSV’s Clint Leemans netted for the home side, FC Eindhoven weren’t hindered by the sending off of their number five, and went on to beat keeper Bertram’s three times as Chiro N’Toko, Snader Heesakkers and Fries Deschilder got their names on the score sheet for the away side.

RKC Waalwijk’s season has continued to disappoint many supporters and their chances of finishing in a Play-off place seems to be in serious doubt, after another defeat during the weekend. This time the blue and yellows were defeated at home by Jong FC Twente 2-1, Jari Oosterwijk and Alvin Daniels put their side into a two goal lead, until Kenny Anderson netted for the home side on the 83rd minute but the Waalwijkers failed to show much defensive discipline, which becoming a habit for the side who fancied their chances of winning the title at the start of the season.

Sparta Rotterdam were trashed at home to FC Volendam, even though Volendam have lost the league’s top scorer Robert Mühren to Eredivisie club AZ Alkmaar earlier in the week, Volendam didn’t have trouble finding the back of the net as they went on to beat Sparta 5-0, goals from Ludcinio Marengo, Kevin van Kippersluis(2), Brandley Kuwas and Henk Veerman. The win puts Volendam top of the table with an impressive +15 goal difference.

Telstar defeated Almere City 3-1, Kevin van Essen netted for the home side on the 39th minute, Enzio Bolderwijn of Almere was sent off just before half time, the decision proved to be a massive factor in the match as the ten men of Almere couldn’t handle Telstar’s Ralf Seuntjens who scored twice putting his side into a 3-0 lead until Sander Keller scored for the away side, no doubt keeper Varkevisser will be disappointed that he failed to keep a clean sheet but Telstar’s attention turns to a trip to De Graafschap

FC Emmen faced VVV-Venlo on Friday evening, Niki Maenpaa of VVV was sent off just four minutes into the match putting his side on the back foot from the start, things only got worse for VVV as they conceded on the 6th minute, when Alexander Bannik scored for the visiting side. Although Danny Post equalised for the ten men of Venlo on the 21st minute. FC Emmen netted three more times without any answer from the home side of VVV as Frank Olijve, Cas Peters and Jeffery Altheer scored for their side FC Emmen. VVV were reduced to nine men on the 54th minute as Jerold Promes received a straight red. The match finished 1-4 to FC Emmen, a lack of discipline was the obvious reason the home side faced the heavy defeat.


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Eerste Divisie Week 3 Round-up


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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Eerste Divisie Week 2 Round-up


The second week of fixtures in the Eerste Divisie began on Friday evening and were completed on Monday evening. An astonishing 30 goals were scored in the 10 matches played in week two reports Kalkeren Kieran.

A shock result in the Mandemakers Stadium in Waalwijk, when the home side RKC Waalwijk were soundly beaten 4-0 by FC Oss. The travelling support returned with all three points, after Kevin van Vaeen scored a hat-trick and RKC keeper Arjan van Dijk scored an own goal to rub salt into the wounds of the yellow and blue support. After suffering a 4-0 defeat in the opening round to FC Volendam the away side showed great character to knock four goals pass Erwin Koeman’s men.

The Limburgers left it late to defeat the home side Telstar on Friday evening, Marcel Keizers’ side took the lead in the 42th minute though Jonathan Kindermans. Roda JC equalised from the penalty spot on the 57th minute as Marc Hoecher finished well for the away side. Roda took the lead on the 86th minute when Johan Plat netted for the Jon Dahl Tomassons side. The Limburg side made it two out of two and continue to build a great start to life in the Eerste Divisie in their fight for promotion.

MVV Maastricht defeated Jong PSV in De Geusselt. Although PSV took the lead in the 23rd minute, when the talented youngster Jetro Willems scored for the away side. It wasn’t long until MVV found them selfs back on level terms, as Sven Braken netted for Tinie Ruijs’ side on the 30th minute. The winner was scored by Davy Brouwers on the 45th minute and the home side managed to hold the lead and take the all three points.

FC Den Bosch faced VVV-Venlo in De Vliert and the home side won 2-0, both goals were scored by Edoardo Ceria on the 68th and 84th minute. Ruud Kaiser’s Den Bosch side showed great character to defeat VVV, who will be hoping to finish in a promotion spot this season.

After showing great potential last weekend against De Graafschap, FC Emmen never got going in Eindhoven this time around. The home side FC Eindhoven defeated FC Emmen comfortably in a 3-0 win for Jean-Paul de Jong’s men. Road van Hout found the back of the net twice and Chiro N’Toko also netted for the home side.

NEC Nijmegen travelled to the Kras Stadium in Volendam to face Hans de Konings FC Volendam side. The opening goal of the match was scored by new signing Sjoerd Ards of NEC on the 16th minute. The away side then doubled their lead on the 55th minute though the substitute Christian Santos. The match finished 0-2 to NEC, in another victory for the Nijmegen side, next week Ruud Broods men face Fortuna Sittard in De Goffert Nijmegen.

After defeating FC Den Bosch last weekend, Sparta Rotterdam travelled to Achilles 29 in Sportspark De Heikant on Friday evening. The Rotterdam side took an early lead though Daniel Breedijk, it wasn’t until the 52nd minute that Achilles 29 equalised, the goal scored by Thijs Hendriks. Sparta took the lead for the second time in the match, when Thomas Verhaar netted for the away side. Verhaar then sealed the victory for Gert Kruy’s men late in added time with his second goal of the match. Sparta will be trying to make it three out of three when they travel to MVV Maastrict in round three.

Fortuna Sittard lost 0-2 at home to Jong Ajax, Sheraldo Becker opened the scoring for the away side in the 10th minute. Jong Ajax were reduced to 10 men before halftime when Riechedly Bazoer was shown a straight red by referee Ingmar Oostrom, which was the first of three red cards to be handed out that night. Sittard’s Ramon Voorn and Jordy Ter Borgh were both shown straight reds and sent off for the home side. Voorn’s red card led to a penalty being awarded to Jong Ajax, which was slotted away by Richairo Zivkovic on the 55th minute.

De Graafschap defeated Almere City by 3 goals on Saturday evening in De Vijverberg home to De Graafschap. All three goals were scored in the second half, Jerry van Ewijk scored the opener for the home side on the 76th minute, Kristopher Voda and Vincent Vermeij also made their names onto the score sheet as they netted for De Graafschap on the 83rd and 89th minute. The match finished 3-0 to Jan Verman’s De Graafschap side.

The only draw of round two was played out between Jong Twente and Helmond Sport. Jong Twente’s Jesus Manuel Corona scored twice for the home side in the 4th and 8th minute, Helmond Sport replied with a goal from Oumar Diouck in the 17th minute. The away side did not find an equaliser until the 75th minute, when the substitute Stanley Elbers netted for Helmond Sport. Helmond will play host to the spirited FC Oss side in week three, Jong Twente will travel to Almere City to play Fred Grim’s men.


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Eerste Divisie Week 1 Round-up



Twelve teams began their new campaign on the Friday evening, when all matches that evening kicked off at 7.00pm (BST), as the referees blew their whistles around the grounds to signal the start of the match and the start of the 2014/15 season. 

Almere City faced MVV Maastricht at the Mitsubishi Forklift Stadium in Almere. It didn’t take long for the host to take the lead, in fact only twelve minutes into the match and Almere had scored their opening goal of the season, which was scored by Vincent Jansen. After a brilliant start to the game Almere found them self’s going into the dressing room at halftime with a two goal lead, as the number 9 Fabian Serrarens had netted the second goal of the game for the home side in the thirty-ninth minute. The teams returned from the halftime break and things didn’t get any better for Lei Bovens Maastricht side, his team conceded twice more in the fifty-first and fifty-sixth minute, this time Norair Mamedov had put himself on the score sheet and Serrarens had his second of the night. Almere continued to dominate the match and it was all credit to their control of the game in midfield thanks to outstanding performance from Jergie Hoefdraad. The substitute Enzio Boldewijn finished off the match in style as he sent his team into a 4-0 lead and wrapping up the win for the side which was never in doubt. Roy Gebbink can be proud of his side from their first week’s performance, it’s a very positive start to the season from the Almere team, and sadly the same can’t be said about Maastricht. It’s back to the training ground for Bovens side as the face next weekend.


FC Oss played host to FC Volendam as both sides began their season with the away side expecting a victory in their opening match against the weak Oss team. It wasn’t until the 78th minute that the deadlock was broken and it was no surprise that FC Volendam had scored after continues waves of attack from the away side they finally found the back of the net, after the homes defence conceded a penalty which was coolly slotted in by Robert Mühren. This wasn’t the only time that Mühren would find the back of the net as it became a night to remember for the striker, who went on to complete his hat-trick just  10 minutes after scoring the opener. The win for the away side was accursed when Mühren went on to score his fourth of the evening in the 90th minute. It looked like FC Oss were going to hold out for the draw but the match was taken from them after the penalty and Volendam showed the travelling support that they are capable to compete for promotion this season. Positives can be taken from this defeat to Theo van Cleef’s team as they fought bravely to hold out the impressive Mühren and his side. Delight for Erik Heijblok as the number one kept his clean sheet, as he hopes to collect several more clean sheets this season, but no doubt he will face stronger opposition in the coming weeks.

Another side that impressed in their first outing of the new season was VVV-Venlo as the Venlo side took on the Jong FC Twente team in De Koel. As the pride of the south set out to gain promotion this season it started off well for the side, Dyon Gijzen scored the opener for the home side in the 20th minute. The Enschede side continued to press as they went in search of equalisers before half time but instead it led to a straight red card awarded to the VVV player Jerold Promes for a disgraceful tackle just before the half time whistle. The second half was a test of Venlo’s defence who came up with the goods as the team defended for their lives and after spending a full 45 minutes with ten men the opposition failed to capitalize, which meant that VVV held the lead to take all 3 points. The home support will be delighted with the character shown from their team, but question marks ring out over a recognised goal scorer needed by the away side, if not it could be a long season with few goals in store for the Jong Twente team.

Helmond Sport failed to make home advantage count in this one as the away side of Fortuna Sittard took the spoils with a Jasper Waalkens goal in the 80th minute, which left the Helmond keeper Van der Steen less than impressed as he steered at his defence in disgust. The attacking formation of 4-3-3 turned out to be a success for the away side. But it was a busy night for the midfield of Sittard which was occupied by Gulpen, Vlug and Voorn as they put in a great shift for the side. Poor start to the season for the Helmond Sport team, but they can be proud of their efforts tonight, I believe there were several opportunities for the home side to end up on the right side of the score sheet but it wasn’t to be in the opening night of the Eerste Divisie.

Just over 250 kilometres separates the two sides that meet in Emmen tonight, as FC Emmen took on a fancied De Graafschap side. The opening goal of the night was scored from the penalty spot after a costly error from the De Graafschap defence, as Bannink went on to slot the ball into the net from the spot on the 38th minute. Emmen went into the break with a 1-0 lead, to the satisfaction of the home support. Most of the game was played in the middle of the pitch until the 87th minute, when De Grafschap’s Vermij scored for the away side. The two sides shared the points as the game faded out to a 1-1 draw. I personally think the home side can have no complaints as their side showed great character to hold off De Graafschap who will be hoping they can finish in a promotion place preferably occupying round two spot into the playoffs, but it’s a long season and nothing is to be taken for granted by the side, a fair result tonight in this match.


Only one match took place on Saturday evening, When Jong PSV began their campaign at home as they were paid a visit by Achilles 29. The PSV 2nd team took the lead early in the first half with a goal from the Belgian youngster Zakaria Bakkali, the 18 year-old is currently in talks with the English club Liverpool, and no doubt he has a bright future in the game of football. Jong PSV went in 2-0 at halftime, the second goal was scored just before the halftime whistle sounded, when Olivier Rommens netted for the home side. The second half was a complete disappointment compared to the first 45 minutes of the match, Jong PSV failed to extend their lead in the game but Achilles 29 never looked like scoring. Both teams shared the possession but neither was capable of finishing in the final third during the second half.  The home side’s keeper Nigel Bertams wasn’t tested by much and held out for his an opening clean sheet of his season. The matched finished Jong PSV 2, Achilles 0.


Sparta Rotterdam played host to FC Den Bosch in their first match of the 2014/15 season. The opening 45 minutes was a very poor spectacle of football as both sides squandered their opportunities on goal, and pressure mounted on the two side’s defences, as both were hoping they wouldn’t concede an early goal in their new campaigns. The teams went in at half time scoreless. The match didn’t come to live until the 55th minute, when referee Martin van den Kerkhof awarded the away side a penalty for a foul on Barry Maguire. Maguire stepped up to take the penalty and he neatly placed the ball in the back of the neat passed the Sparta goalkeeper Kortsmit. Sparta equalised on the 78th minute from the left back Kenny Teijsse, who is beginning his loan spell at the club from Eredivisie side FC Utrecht. Den Bosch took tip off after conceding, they lost possession rather cheaply in the middle of the park, which lead to another Sparta goal as Johan Voskamp went on to score Sparta’s second goal in the space of two minutes, and put his team 2-1 up in the match. The away side looked dead on their feet after the conceding the two goals in such quick succession, Den Bosch finished the match with 10 men after the number 17 for the away side Boddaert was shown a straight red for dangerous play in the closing minutes of the match. Sparta took all 3 points to the delight of the home fans, although it took the side a long time to find the back of the net, Adri Bogers will be the happier of the two managers after this one. I don’t think both of the two teams look like they can clinch a playoff place this season, but it is very early to call and with the transfer window still open both sides will be hoping they can improve their squad’s depth and quality.

Life began in the Eerste Divisie for last season’s relegated side NEC Nijmegen after spending 20 years in the top flight. De Goffert home of NEC was the venue for the match between home side NEC and visitors FC Eindhoven during a stormy Sunday afternoon in Nijmegen. The home side began lively and created a series of chances but they failed to take their chances until the 35th minute, when the new sighing of Sjoerd Ars scored the opening goal of the match. Delight on the faces of the home supporters and their smiles only grew larger as referee Allard Lindhout pointed to the spot, and another new sighing Tom Daemen stepped up and slotted the ball past goal keeper Muyters. The referee had no other option but to send FC Eindhoven’s defender Durwel off on a straight red card for the challenge inside the box. Putting the home side into a two goal lead going into half time. Ruud Broods side looked in complete control of the match and extended their lead in the 76th minute with a goal from the Iranian international Alireza Jahanbakhsh. FC Eindhoven did pull one back in the 80th minute, when the substitute Torino Hunte scored for the away side, giving the away fans something to celebrate the game was already over for the away side. Jean-Paul de Jong’s side faced a very strong NEC side, whose objective will be to achieve promotion back into the Eredivisie for the 2015/2016 season. FC Eindhoven will now prepare to face FC Emmen this coming Friday. NEC will travel to FC Volendam after both sides won convincingly in the opening week it should be an interesting match in Volendam.



The away side started the match with several newcomers including Steve Olfers, Alair Cruz Vicente, Jonathan Kindermans, Ralf Seuntjens, Anmar Almubaraki and Tarik Tissoudali. The Jong Ajax side was made up of a number of familiar faces to the line-up from the Ajax side in the top flight as Jaap Stam selected a very strong starting eleven including world cup stars Jasper Cillessen and Joël Veltman. The team also included forward Richairo Zivkovic as he hoped to impress the Ajax manager Frank de Boer who watched the match from the stands, also midfielders De Lerin Duarte, Lucas and Andersen all started. It didn’t take long for the red and white of Ajax to take the lead as the 18 year-old Queensy Menig opened the scoring for the home side on the 19th minute. In the opening forty minutes of the match Telstar showed a serious amount of respect towards the home side. Although a series of chances went begging as the white lions failed to make the most of their opportunities, Jong Ajax led 1-0 going into the halftime break. Telstar began the second half in dominant fashion as they went in search of an equaliser but the Ajax side always looked a threat as Lucas Andersen’s shot hit the frame of the goal, the fans didn’t have to wait too long for second goal of the match as Jong Ajax’s Queensy Menig scored his second of the night and put the home side in certainty of taking all three points in the 75th minute of the match. The match was put well out of reach from the Telstar team, when Danish international Lucas Andersen scored his 1st of the night as the Telstar keeper Varkevisser failed to clear the ball and the number 10 of Andersen finished the rebound to make it 3-0 to the home side. The attendance of 1.168 was treated to a game of international class on behalf of the Jong Ajax performance.


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Midweek Eerste Divisie: Willem II steal victory to top league




A Jorge Andrade penalty in the last kick of the game gave Willem II the 2-1 win over De Graafschap to take the Tilburg side top of the Eerste Divisie. Jurgen Streppel’s side now hold pole position for promotion to the Eredivisie, two points clear of second-placed FC Dordrecht with four games to go.

The visitors got off to the perfect start when top scorer Ruud Boymans fired the ball underneath the crossbar from a great Terell Ondaan move from the right wing to put Willem II in front after just four minutes played.

The league leaders held the game into hostage and deterred any De Graafschap attack until twenty minutes of time remaining. The Super Farmers equalised through midfielder Robin Pröpper and when the hosts looked to have stopped Willem II’s title charge, the visitors were awarded a penalty in injury time.

Boymans got bundled over in the area and referee Pol van Boekel pointed to the spot, three minutes into stoppage time. After Jorge Andrade sent Theo Zwarthoed the wrong way, Van Boekel blew for full-time and Willem II had stole all three points to head top of the pile.


DE GRAAFSCHAP: Zwarthoed, Van de Pavert, Lazic (Cavlan 82), Massop, Will, Pröpper, Breinburg, Vermijl, Linssen, Echcharaf (Darri 70), Kabasele.

SUBS NOT USED: Evers, Eltink, Menting, Heusinkveld, Maertzdorf.

GOALS: Pröpper 72.

BOOKINGS: Lazic 36.

WILLEM II: Swinkels, Peters, D. Wuytens, Heymans, Cornelisse, Haemhouts (Ippel 88), Messaoud, S. Wuytens (Heerkens 83), Ondaan (Vicento 28), Boymans, Andrade.

SUBS NOT USED: Meul,  Jallo, Vossebelt, Matheiu.

GOALS: Boymans 5, Andrade 90+3P.

BOOKINGS: Heymans 62.


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Week 34 Eerste Divisie Report: Willem II in pole position


Willem II are now the favourites to earn the automatic promotion spot to the Eredivisie after overcoming league leaders FC Dordrecht 3-1 on Friday night. The Tilburg side stay in second but are now just one point adrift from the top spot with a game in hand over their rivals.

Willem’s top scorer Ruud Boymans, on loan from AZ Alkmaar, lead his side to the all-important victory scoring a double including the opener after just three minutes. Brazilian forward Bruno Andrade got the second just after the half-hour mark to send the hosts in two goals to the good. As Dordrecht pressed for goals to try and get back into the game, Boymans hit his second on 68 minutes to cement all three points. The visitors got a last minute consolation goal through Paul Gladon but Dordrecht will be hoping that De Graafschap can do them a favour on Wednesday, when Willem II travel to Doetinchem in their game in hand.

The biggest win of the weekend was Excelsior 8-0 drubbing of Telstar in game which saw the Rotterdam side five goals up at half-time. Eerste Divisie top scorer Lars Veldwijk took his tally to 25 goals in 33 games with a hat-trick as fellow striker Kevin Vermeulen notched a brace. Scoring was complete by Moroccan midfielder Adil Auassar, Ricky Kruys and Lars Hutten netting the other three goals.

Third-placed VVV Venlo maintain their playoff position with a 2-1 home victory over FC Emmen, thanks to goals from Oguzhan Tuerk and Prince Rajcomar after Ronald Bergkamp had grabbed a equaliser for the away side.


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Week 32 Eerste Divisie Report: Four-point lead for Dordrecht


With only seven games taking place due to a large amount of police presence issued to work this week’s Nuclear Security Summit 2014 in Den Haag, only two of the top five played with both coming out on top.

Second-placed Willem II were not in action this past Friday evening which allowed FC Dordrecht to stretch their lead to four points on Friday night with a 3-1 victory over Jong Twente. Youri Leon put the league leaders ahead after 20 minutes but soon after the half-time break, Kristopher Vida equalised for the Twente reserve side. Two goals in the last six minutes courtesy of Paul Gladon and Genaro Snijders clinched the victory.

VVV-Venlo comfortably sit in third four points ahead of Excelsior in fourth with a hard-fought 3-2 win over FC Oss. Venlo took a first-half lead through a Leon de Kogel penalty, which was the strikers 11th goal of the campaign. After Jorzolino Falkenstein equalised just before the hour mark, VVV stepped it up a gear and regained the lead nine minutes later with Oguzhan Turk grabbing the goal. Dyon Gijzen looked to cement the points six minutes before time, but Johnatan Opuku Agyemang notched in the 90th minute to give Venlo an unnerved few minutes before the full-time whistle.

Jong PSV missed the opportunity to leapfrog into fifth when they fell 3-1 away to Volendam. The division’s top scorer Robert Mühren notched twice to take his tally to 23 in 27 games with a Ludcinio Marengo goal in injury time to seal the win. PSV’s young central defender Menno Koch scored a second-half penalty which proved to be nothing but a consolation.

Ronald Bergkamp scored the only goal of the game in FC Emmen’s win over FC Eindhoven as the highly-rated Abdelmalek El Hasnaout notched Jong Ajax’s only goal in their 1-0 away win to Fortuna Sittard.

Helmond Sport and Telstar cancelled each other in a 1-1 draw with an early Serhat Koç goal giving the hosts the leas but a late Toine van Huizen leveller meant the points were shared.

Down at the bottom, Achilles ’29 gained a point at home to Sparta Rotterdam but they still sit rock bottom on just 22 points.


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Week 31 Eerste Divisie Report: Dordrecht return top as Oss win 8-0


On Friday evening the most unlikely result of the Eerste Divisie season so far was witnessed as 19th place FC Oss handed 15th place FC Emmen an unbelievable EIGHT-nil pasting writes Will Burns.

The relegation threatened FC Oss have been improving in recent weeks but no-one expected a score like the one we saw on Friday evening. Dennis Janssen opened the scoring after a quarter of an hour before Jonathan Opuku and Lorenzo Pique added to the tally before half-time. Janssen added his second, while Marko Maletic netted early in the second half. Ryan Sansai and Guyon Phillips added to the rout before Maletic grabbed his brace to send Emmen home with their tails between their legs.

FC Dordrecht grabbed top spot after a great 2-0 away win against title rivals VVV Venlo on Friday night. Paul Gladon gave the visitors the lead in the first half before Giovanni Korte added a second in second half stoppage time. VVV’s chances of getting back in the game were hampered by defender Jeffrey Altheer receiving a red card midway through the second half. Venlo are now third, seven points away from Willem II in second.

Promotion hopefuls Willem II sit in second after Jong PSV hit two late goals to pinch a 2-2 draw on Monday night. Ruud Boymans scored his 20th of the season and Terell Ondaan add a second to fire the Tilburg side ahead but PSV full-back Joshua Brenet grabbed on what was thought to be an 85th minute consolation for the home side. The PSV reserve side did not give up and in the final kick of the game Alex Schalk scored the equaliser to send Willem II back to Tilburg with just the point.

Excelsior missed the chance to go in third falling at home by the single goal to MVV Maastricht. Twenty-one-year-old Belgian midfielder Marco Ospitalieri notched the only goal of the game.

De Graafschap moved up to fifth with a 2-0 win away to Telstar thanks to the young strikeforce of Nathan Kabasele and Vincent Vermeij notching the all important goals.

Jong Ajax came from behind to defeat Achilles ’29 in a great 2-1 win on Saturday. The part-timers went ahead through Thijs Hendriks on 54 minutes before Serbian winger Dejan Meleg equalised just after the hour mark. Highly-rated Danish playmaker Lucas Andersen got the winner with twenty minutes of time remaining.

In other games, Helmond Sport were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Fortuna Sittard as Sparta Rotterdam fell to a 1-0 defeat while entertaining Almere City a day later. On Sunday, FC Volendam lost 2-0 to Den Bosch while Jong Twente defeated FC Eindhoven 1-0 on Monday evening.


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