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EREDIVISIE: FC Groningen 3-1 Heracles

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SUNDAY 17TH AUGUST 2014

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FC GRONINGEN 3 – 1 HERACLES

Edwin van der Looi’s FC Groningen continued their winning ways in the Eredivisie with a comfortable 3-1 win over Heracles Almelo writes Will Burns.

Van der Looi named the same side that defeated Go Ahead Eagles 3-2 last weekend as Heracles coach Jan de Jonge selected on-loan striker Denni Avdic, signed from AZ this week, in for Thomas Bruns for the team that were badly beaten 3-0 at home to AZ last Saturday.

The hosts exploded out of the blocks and found themselves a goal up within eight minutes. The three-pronged attack of Jarchinio Antonia, Tjaronn Chery and Danny Hoesen looks like it could be a formidable one this season for Groningen and Hoesen and Chery combined to make it 1-0. Nick van der Velden threaded a lovely ball through to Hoesen which split the Herqacles defence and Hoesen sprayed the ball across the sodden grass into the path of Chery to finish past goalkeeper Dennis Telgenkamp.

Michael de Leeuw replaced the injured Rasmus Lindgren on 33 minutes and then found himself on the scoresheet just two minutes later. Maikel Kieftenbeld hit a 30-yard through ball for De Leeuw to run onto and he finished with ease to double Groningen’s lead.

Moroccan playmaker Ilaiss Bel Hassani looked like Heracles’ best chance of scoring and he did just that with an individual effort on 57 minutes.

Any chance of Heracles comeback was short lived as Yoёll van Nieff slotted home Groningen’s third and final goal on the hour mark with an excellent free-kick from outside the area.

Heracles look like a team in major trouble and De Jonge must get his team to winning ways as soon as possible, starting next week at home to Cambuur.

TEAMS

GRONINGEN: Padt, Hiariej, Botteghin, Kappelhof, Van Nieff (Van der Laan 64), Lindgren (De Leeuw 33), Chery, Kieftenbeld, Van der Velden (Hateboer 83), Hoesen, Antonia.

SUBS NOT USED: Van der Vlag, Islamovic, Hagenauw, Saban.

GOALS: Chery 8, De Leeuw 35, Van Nieff 61.

BOOKINGS: Van der Laan 68.

HERACLES: Telgenkamp, Schenkeveld, Aktaou, Zomer, Te Wierik, Sibum (Pelupessy 46), Bel Hassani, Fledderus, Linssen, Avdic, Tannane (Gyasi 64).

SUBS NOT USED: Fij, Bruns, Weghorst, Cziommer, Engberink.

GOALS: Bel Hassani 57.                                      

BOOKINGS: Schenkeveld 62.

MAN OF THE MATCH: Eric Botteghin (FC Groningen)

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EREDIVISIE: Go Ahead Eagles 2-3 FC Groningen

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SUNDAY 10TH AUGUST 2014

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GO AHEAD EAGLES 2 – 3 FC GRONINGEN

In a five goal thriller, FC Groningen’s Jarchinio Antonia scored a late goal to defeat his former side Go Ahead Eagles as his side came from two down to win 3-2 at Adelaarshorst.

After seeing some many players move to bigger clubs, Go Ahead lost Jarchinio Antonia to FC Groningen last month which today would come back to haunt them. Surprisingly, they did manage to persuade Deniz Türüç to stay after some interest from FC Twente.

Today, Go Ahead started brightly and Türüç was influential in the opening goal. Alex Schalk provided a smart back-heel to finish Türüç’s attempt after only 18 minutes of play. The lead could have been doubled before half-time new Groningen keeper Sergio Padt, a summer signing from Belgian side AA Gent saved a Jop van der Linden’s free kick, while striker Marnix Kolder fired into the side netting.

Just five minutes after the break the energetic Lesley de Sa scored an excellent individual goal. The 21-year-old from Ajax cut inside from the right wing lashing a powerful drive into top corner of Padt’s goal, giving the stopper no chance of reaching.

The over 9,000 fans inside the Adelaarshorst exploded, however none of them would have foreseen the second half ahead. After dominating the first-half, Go Ahead was exposed terribly by Groningen after the break.

Just before the hour mark, Groningen grabbed a goal back when Tjaronn Chery, signed permanently from ADO in the summer, blasted a low drive from the edge of the box past Erik Cummins to make it 2-1.

With just fifteen minutes remaining, Michael de Leeuw levelled the game up taking advantage of some poor marking by the Eagles, with a close range header after Antonia crossed towards the back post.

Then on 87 minutes, Jarchinio Antonia loved by Eagles fans last year was instantly loathed by those same supporters after scoring the winner. With the pitch heavily waterlogged and the ball unable to move smoothly across the grass, De Leeuw lofted a ball high into the middle of box and Antoniq stretched out with a diving header past Cummins to break Eagles hearts.

TEAMS

GO AHEAD: Cummins, Niuewpoort, Vriends, Van der Linden, Schenk, Overgoor, Türüç, Van Oojien (Rijsdijk 71), De Sa (Reimerink 83), Kolder, Schalk (Lewis 68).

SUBS NOT USED: Van der Hart, Lewis, De Bondt, Van der Meer, Ten Den.

GOALS: Schalk 18, De Sa 50.

BOOKINGS: None.

GRONINGEN: Padt, Hiariej, Botteghin, Kappelhof, Van Nieff (Van der Laan 64), Kieftenbeld, Chery, Lindgren (De Leeuw 67), Van der Velden, Hoesen (Islamovic 88), Antonia.

SUBS NOT USED: Van der Vlag, Hateboer, Saban, Hagenauw.

GOALS: Chery 58, De Leeuw 75, Antonia 87

BOOKINGS: Van Nieff 46.

MAN OF THE MATCH: Jarchinio Antonio (FC Groningen)

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