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EERSTE DIVISIE REPORT: Week 16

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Week 16 – 8th-11th November 2013

Dordrecht take three points again, FC Oss closing in on Achilles

Another round played in the Dutch Jupiler League and it was a round in which Sparta hoped to go past Dordrecht in the table. Sparta hosted the league leaders on Saturday knowing that they were yet to be beaten at home, but it all went wrong for Sparta in the first half as Dordrecht managed to lead 0-3 at the break thanks to goals by Gladon, Meulens and Danso. Sparta did pull back to 2-3 in the second half and even got the opportunity to level the game, but Bilate failed from short distance.

FC Eindhoven benefited from Sparta’s loss by easily beating Achilles ’29 at the Jan Louwers Stadion. Three Eindhoven goals before half time meant they could sit back and relax after the break, in which Achilles scored a consolation goal to make it 3-1.

The day before these two matches, FC Den Bosch went back to winning ways. After two trashings against Dordrecht and Sparta, they beat Helmond Sport 3-1 at home with goals from Van Den Broek and Quekel in the last twenty minutes. Willem II humiliated Almere City by putting five behind Van Duin. The win keeps them in fourth place, seven points behind Dordrecht. Meanwhile, bottom of the table side Oss got a draw against in-form Excelsior to keep the pressure on Achilles and Almere City. The first half was most exciting as all four goals were scored before the break.

Jong Twente and Jong PSV both grabbed wins in their fixtures. Twente had an easy game against Telstar (3-0), while Jong PSV continued their run by beating mid-table rivals MVV Maastricht 3-2 in an interesting match. Jong PSV now find themselves fiercely involved in the period title battle with 16 points from the last 7 games.

Their run contrasts sharply with that of rivals Jong Ajax, who lost their seventh game in a row, this time in a 1-2 defeat at home to De Graafschap. Although the Ajax reserves did grab a lead through former De Graafschap man Sam Hendriks, De Graafschap eventually got the win. First, De Graafschap were lucky as Ajax were denied a free kick, followed up by a quick counter attack that Anco Jansen finished off. Then, in the second half, Martina got sent off for allegedly bringing down Vincken in the box, although Vincken himself indicated he was not sure if it was a foul. Parzyszek scored the following penalty kick to score the final goal of the game, 1-2.

FULL RESULTS

Friday 8th November 2013

FC Den Bosch 3-1 Helmond Sport

FC Oss 2-2 Excelsior Rotterdam

Fortuna Sittard 2-0 FC Emmen

Jong FC Twente 3-0 Telstar

Willem II 5-0 Almere City

Saturday 9th November

Sparta Rotterdam 2-3 FC Dordrecht

FC Eindhoven 3-1 Achilles ‘29

Sunday 10th November

FC Volendam 1-1 VVV Venlo

Monday 11th November

Jong Ajax 1-2 De Graafschap

Jong PSV 3-2 MVV Maastricht

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EERSTE DIVISIE REPORT: Week 15

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WEEK 15

FC Oss take three points, Eindhoven win key match

FC Oss will no doubt be delighted with this weekend as they finally managed to get their third win of the season by winning 1-2 De Geusselt in Maastricht. FC Den Bosch had another match to forget as the league leaders FC Dordrecht beat them 5-0. After the 7-1 loss last weekend, Den Bosch now find themselves in 17th place with just three points from their last six games.

Almere City managed to grab a point against Fortuna Sittard, moving past Achilles ’29, who lost against Volendam on Saturday, and again on Tuesday against Sparta Rotterdam. Sparta had also won their match on Saturday (away to Emmen), which means Sparta are now only 1 point away from first place and firmly on top in the second period table.

FC Eindhoven had an amazing match as they visited De Graafschap. With Willem II surprisingly losing 3-1 to Telstar on Friday, the game at De Vijverberg in Doetinchem meant a battle for third place. An excellent performance by the boys from Eindhoven meant they took the three points back home.

Helmond Sport once again proved they don’t give up easily as they beat Jong Ajax 3-2 after going 0-2 down. Hoesen scored an amazing lob ball for Jong Ajax but it turned out to be not enough for the Amsterdammers. Rivals Jong PSV extended their great run of form with a surprising 0-2 win over recently relegated VVV Venlo, while Excelsior managed to grab all points against Jong FC Twente. Talented FC Twente attacker Youness Mokhtar overslept and missed the match, which ended 3-0.

Friday 1st November 2013

FC Dordrecht 5-0 FC Den Bosch

MVV Maastricht 1-2 FC Oss

Almere City 1-1 Fortuna Sittard

Telstar 3-1 Willem II

Saturday 2nd November

FC Emmen 0-1 Sparta Rotterdam

De Graafschap 1-3 FC Eindhoven

Achilles ’29 0-2 FC Volendam

Sunday 3rd November

VVV Venlo 0-2 Jong PSV

Excelsior Rotterdam 3-0 Jong FC Twente

Monday 4th November

Helmond Sport 3-2 Jong Ajax

Tuesday 5th November

Sparta Rotterdam 1-0 Achilles ‘29

 

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EERSTE DIVISIE REPORT: Week 14

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WEEK 14

Dordrecht strengthen lead, Sparta trash Den Bosch

It was a great weekend for FC Dordrecht as they saw FC Eindhoven and Willem II both spill points on Friday, and beating Jong Ajax 0-4 themselves tonight. FC Eindhoven lost 1-3 at home to Excelsior, while Willem II drew goalless against MVV.

The most impressive result came on Saturday, when Sparta Rotterdam put seven behind FC Den Bosch at “Het Kasteel”. The win saw Sparta move up to second place in the league.

De Graafschap also moved past Eindhoven and Willem II in the league, after beating Volendam 0-1 late in the game.

At the bottom of the league, FC Oss almost managed to pull off a stunt against Helmond Sport, but two quick goals from Brouwers and Elbers respectively meant Helmond took home the three points with a 2-3 win.

Jong PSV managed to pick up a win again, beating Telstar 3-1. They are now the highest “Jong” team in the league, with a 14th place.

FULL RESULTS

Friday 25th October

Willem II 0-0 MVV Maastricht

FC Emmen 2-1 Almere City

FC Eindhoven 1-3 Excelsior Rotterdam

FC Oss 2-3 Helmond Sport

Saturday 26th October

Sparta Rotterdam 7-1 FC Den Bosch

Fortuna Sittard 2-1 Achilles ‘29

Sunday 27th October

FC Volendam 0-1 De Graafschap

Monday 28th October

Jong Ajax 0-4 FC Dordrecht

Jong PSV 3-1 Telstar

Jong FC Twente 1-1 VVV Venlo

 

STANDINGS

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EERSTE DIVISIE REPORT: Week 3

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WEEK 3 – 16th-19th August 2013

FC Dordrecht still top of the second tier of Dutch football with the only 100% record in the division.

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The biggest win of the weekend came on Monday night as Jong PSV thrashed FC Oss 4-0 with the highly-rated central defender Menno Koch scoring twice.

Willem II managed their first win of the season with a 2-1 triumph at Excelsior Rotterdam. Winger Virgil Misjidan was sold to Bulgarian side Ludogorets Razgrad midweek but goals from Jorden Peters and Ruud Boymans gave the Tilburg the win.

MVV defeated Jong Ajax by a Bryan Smeets penalty in a tight 1-0 win on Friday night.

FC Eindhoven were finally defeated by Telstar in a heavy 3-0 loss.

FULL RESULTS

FRIDAY 16TH AUGUST

FC DORDRECHT 2-1 ALMERE CITY

EXCELSIOR 1-2 WILLEM II

HELMOND SPORT 1-1 DE GRAAFSCHAP

MVV 1-0 JONG AJAX

TELSTAR 3-0 FC EINDHOVEN

SATURDAY 17TH AUGUST

FORTUNA SITTARD 2-3 FC VOLENDAM

FC EMMEN 0-0 FC DEN BOSCH

SPARTA ROTTERDAM 1-0 VVV VENLO

SUNDAY 18TH AUGUST

ACHILLES ’29 2-3 JONG TWENTE

MONDAY 19TH AUGUST

JONG PSV 4-0 FC OSS

STANDINGS

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EERSTE DIVISIE REPORT: Week 2

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WEEK 2 – 9th-12th August 2013

FC Dordrecht sit top of the Eerste Divisie after matchday two, with the Schapenkoppen being the only team to win both games. Erixon Danso fired two goals away to division new boys Achilles ’29 to help his side to a 4-1 victory. Giovanni Korte and Paul Gladon grabbed the two others with Frank Hol scoring a consolation for the home side.

Week two began on Friday night, with a goal-less draw between Den Bosch and Fortuna Sittard with goals featured in all four other games.

In a battle of the two relegated clubs, VVV Venlo defeated Willem II 2-0 with Randy Wolters scoring on the stroke of half-time and Jules Reimerink adding another deep into second-half stoppage time.

FC Oss won by the same scoreline while hosting Jong Ajax. The Amsterdammers fell to goals from Wesley Deenen and Danny van den Meiracker even though they had quality like Tobias Sana, Nicolai Boilesen and Lesley De Sa.

Telstar bounced back from losing to Ajax last weekend with a great 3-2 home win over FC Emmen. Johan Culhan put the hosts ahead after seven minutes before Elson Rosario Almeida equalised ten minutes later. A double in six minutes from Terell Ondaan gave Telstar the points with Wouter Weghorst grabbing one back before full-time.

FC Eindhoven pulled off a shock away win against Helmond Sport. Anthony van der Hurk got the visitors off to a good start after 16 minutes only for Davy Brouwers to reply at the start of the second half. The three points headed to Eindhoven after a Juanito Sequeira own goals gave them the 2-1 lead.

A goal by Tom van Hyfte after just ten minutes gave MVV the slender 1-0 victory over Jong Twente on Saturday afternoon. As De Graafschap defeated Almere City by a single goal after Belgian Jordan Garcia-Calvete netted the only goal of the game.

Two draws ended the week with FC Volendam sharing the point with Sparta Rotterdam on Sunday. Johan Voskamp gave Sparta the lead after 16 minutes but the game ended 1-1 after Robert Mühren grabbed the leveller on the half-hour mark.

Finally, on Monday night at the Philips Stadion, Jong PSV drew 1-1 with Excelsior. The Rotterdam side took the lead deep into the first period with Lars Hutten finishing coolly past Nigel Bertrams in goal. Danish international defender, Mathias Zanka Jorgensen gained his side a point with a nice finish of his own.

FULL RESULTS

FRIDAY 9TH AUGUST

FC DEN BOSCH 0-0 FORTUNA SITTARD

VVV VENLO 2-0 WILLEM II

FC OSS 2-0 JONG AJAX

TELSTAR 3-2 FC EMMEN

HELMOND SPORT 1-2 FC EINDHOVEN

SATURDAY 10TH AUGUST

MVV 1-0 JONG TWENTE

DE GRAAFSCHAP 1-0 ALMERE CITY

ACHILLES ’29 1-4 FC DORDRECHT

SUNDAY 11TH AUGUST

FC VOLENDAM 1-1 SPARTA ROTTERDAM

MONDAY 12TH AUGUST

JONG PSV 1-1 EXCELSIOR

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EERSTE DIVISIE REPORT: Week 1

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WEEK 1 – 2nd-5th August 2013

The opening games of the new Eerste Divisie season provided the first matches in professional football for four clubs in the division, and all four new sides ended week one undefeated.

On Friday evening, ten-man FC Dordrecht gained a 2-1 victory at home to an unlucky MVV. The hosts opened the scoring with Jeffrey Fortes after 17 minutes but MVV’s Tom van Hyfte got the leveller before the break. After referee Rogier Honig showed Marvin Peersman the red card on 55 minutes, Giovanni Korte got the winner with twenty minutes remaining against the run of play.

After a goal-less first half, goals from Abdelaziz Khalouta and a Vlatko Lazic own goal in the second period gave Fortuna Sittard a 2-0 win against the travelling De Graafschap. And the game between FC Eindhoven and VVV Venlo ended without either team finding the net.

After just eight minutes into the game, Excelsior‘s Lars Veldwijk and Helmond Sport’s Ferry de Regt collided heads and had to be both substituted. Excelsior took the lead with Lars Hutten on 33 minutes but Helmond replied straight from the restart with a Serhat Koc goal. The visitors went in the break 2-1 ahead when defender Dave Nieskens scored. Jeff Stans got the game’s fourth goal on the hour mark as the teams shared the points.

On Saturday afternoon, Jong PSV held their own away to Sparta Rotterdam and managed to grab a 2-2 draw. Ninteen-year-old midfielder Mohamed Rayhi put PSV ahead until an Iliass Bel Hassani free-kick levelled the game up on the hour mark. Nine minutes later, Cendrino Misdjan nodded the Sparta in the lead but a Menno Koch header gained a point for the league debutants.

Five goals were exchanged in Almere as FC Volendam came back from behind to beat Almere City by three goals to two. Volendam’s hero was Robert Mühren who scored all three of his teams goals. Tim Receveur and Fabian Serrarens replied for the home side but a 78th minute Mühren goal gave the three points to the visitors.

A ninetieth-minute Wout Weghorst goal for FC Emmen spoiled Achilles ’29 chance to gain all three points in their first game as a professional team. The new boys were looking good after Freek Thoone had gave them a 17th minute lead but Alexander Bannink made the score 1-1 just two minutes later. Frank Hol then gave the underdogs the 2-1 advantage on 76 minutes before Weghorst’s grabbed the last gasp equaliser.

In Sunday’s only game we saw yet another 2-2 draw in Tilburg as Willem II hosted FC Den Bosch. Ruud Boymans had put the hosts in front before Benjamin van der Broek may Willem pay for a defensive lapse. Boymans must have thought he had won the game for his side on 87 minutes when he successfully converted a spot-kick. But it was not to be as two minutes later, Furghill Zeldenrust headed to level the score.

Jong Ajax defeated Telstar 2-0 at the Amsterdam ArenA on Monday evening. Highly-rated Danish prospect Lucas Andersen grabbed both of the Ajax goals with Lesley de Sa providing both assists.

Jong FC Twente dished out an emphatic 3-0 defeat to FC Oss, and they began very strong and scored twice in the first seven minutes. Nils Röseler and Felitciano Zchusschen the scorers with the latter adding a third on 71 minutes.

FULL RESULTS

FRIDAY 2ND AUGUST

FC DORDRECHT 2-1 MVV MAASTRICHT

FORTUNA SITTARD 2-0 DE GRAAFSCHAP

EXCELSIOR ROTTERDAM 2-2 HELMOND SPORT

FC EINDHOVEN 0-0 VVV VENLO

SATURDAY 3RD AUGUST

SPARTA ROTTERDAM 2-2 JONG PSV

ALMERE CITY 2-3 FC VOLENDAM

FC EMMEN 2-2 ACHILLES´29

SUNDAY 4TH AUGUST

WILLEM II 2-2 FC DEN BOSCH

MONDAY 5TH AUGUST

JONG AJAX 2-0 TELSTAR

JONG FC TWENTE 3-0 FC OSS

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EERSTE DIVISIE: An Introduction to the new boys

The upcoming Eerste Divisie season will have four new teams competing in the league, Markus Wenzel provides a few facts to introduce you to the new boys.

Achilles´29

R.K.S.V. (Rooms-Katholieke SportVerenigung) Achilles´29 are from Groesbeek, a town in the eastern Netherlands, and has a population from 18,929 and is a near the border to Germany. The nearby city is Nijmegen.

Achilles´29 are one of the most successful amateur clubs of the Netherlands, since they were founded on 1st June 1929. There recent success has been remarkable, just last season, the Whiteblacks won the Topklasse Zondag for the second time in a row. Besides that they have won the KNVB Amateur Beker in 2011 and the Supercup for Amateurs twice in 2011 and 2012. They have also won some titles in the lower leagues and in the Districts. With last season’s title win in the Topklasse Zondag, Achilles was asked to join the Eerste Divisie by the KNVB and the team accepted the invitation.

Their stadium, the Sportpark De Heikant has been used since their inception and has a capacity of 4,500 seats.

Last season, the club won 22 games, lost 6 and drew twice with the best goal difference in the league (+47) only conceding 23 goals. The highest win was a 6-0 thrashing of SWZ from Sneek.

After the promotion, their successful coach Jan van Deinen announced that he would not lead them into professional football and quit. So Achilles has hired François Gesthuizen, from hoofklasser (4th Division) Blaauw Geel´38 from Veghel, to guide them this upcoming campaign.

Their only well known player is Thijs Hendriks, who played 4 games in the Eredivisie for NEC. No other player in their squad, as time of writing, has ever played higher than in the Topklasse.

Achilles´29 have had several great players in the past on their books like Arno Arts, midfielder who played top flight football for FC Twente, FC Utrecht and NEC or Barry Ditewig former goalkeeper for the now defunct SC Veendam and ADO Den Haag.

Apart from the first team Achilles´29 has 11 other senior teams, 1 womens team and 13 youth teams. Their archrivals are De Treffers, also a team from Groesbeek.

 

Jong Ajax

Jong Ajax, the reserve side of Eredivisie champions Ajax Amsterdam, are also on the way to their first season in professional football. The eight-time winner of the Beloften Eredivisie (1994, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2009) finished 4th last season in the league and was invited to take part as one of the four new teams in the newest implementation of the Eerste Divisie.

The team, likes the first team, plays 4-3-3, like every other team from the Ajax set-up. Just like a reserve side, they will consist of players who graduate from the Ajax youth academy or are unable to play in the first team due to injuries or players who cannot gain selection for the first team. Alfons Groenendijk, who played 22 times for Ajax himself, is in charge of the squad.

They will play their home games at Ajax’s sporting complex near to the Amsterdam Arena. De Toekomst, opened at the 14th August 1996, and will have a capacity to house 2,250 supporters. Only the home game against Jong PSV, will be played at the Amsterdam Arena due to the interest in that game.

 

Jong PSV

The Beloftenteam from PSV, Jong PSV, are four-time champions of the Beloften Eredivisie (1997, 2000, 2010, 2011) and they ended last season in 9th position.

Jong PSV will be the squad to introduce the talents from the youth to the senior football and give the talents from the first team some game practice. The team will be managed by former RKC Waalwijk player Darije Kalezic, whgo was last seen coaching De Graafschap.

The home games will be played at De Herdgang, the training complex of PSV. In an announcement before the new season, PSV announced that no fans from Willem II, FC Den Bosch, Jong Ajax, Jong FC Twente, MVV Maastricht, Fortuna Sittard, FC Dordrecht, FC Oss or De Graafschap will be welcome at De Herdgang for risks of crowd trouble.

 

Jong FC Twente

The two-time winners of the Beloften Eredivisie (2008, 2012) from Enschede were the last invited team to the Eerste Divisie for the upcoming season. Jong Twente, finished in the 8th last year in the competition for the Beloftenteams, and will try to help players to promote into the first team of FC Twente. Jan Zoutman has the task of leading the team, he managed Haarlem years ago in the Eerste Divisie.

Jong Twente will play their home games in the same stadium like the first team, De Grolsch Veste.

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