NAC Breda continues their tremendous form with their fifth win in five with the only 100% record in the division as 35 goals were exchanged in Week 5 of the Eerste Divisie. As always, Will Burns is here with a round-up of all the action.
NAC Breda still leads the pack on 15 points with a 2-1 win at home to Jong PSV on Saturday afternoon. Despite falling behind to an early Nigel Thomas goal, NAC equalised on eight minutes through Moreno Rutten. Although, Huseyin Dogen missed a penalty for the league leaders, Lewis Fiorini, a Scottish midfielder on loan from Manchester City wrapped up the win.
Almere City continued their winning ways defeating Helmond Sport by the 2-0 scoreline after Anass Ahannach and Delvechhio Blackson scored in the second half.
SC Cambuur hammered Jong Utrecht 5-2 and now sit joint third with Roda JC and Telstar in the league. Issa Kallon scored four times in the win with Michael Breij grabbing the other.
The aforementioned Telstar had the biggest win of the week defeating FC Den Bosch 6-1 on Monday evening. Both Sebastian Soto and Ilias Bronkhorst each scored a brace while Glynor Plet and Gyliano van Velzen added the remaining two goals.
Strangely enough, the Eerste Divisie’s top scorer Elias Mar Omarsson failed to keep his goal tally racking up as Excelsior were defeated 3-0 by Jong Ajax on Monday evening.
Full results below.
Friday 25th September
FC Dordrecht 2-0 Jong AZ
Almere City 2-0 Helmond Sport
SC Cambuur 5-2 Jong Utrecht
MVV Maastricht 3-0 TOP Oss
Saturday 26th September
NAC Breda 2-1 Jong PSV
Sunday 27th September
De Graafschap 2-0 N.E.C. Nijmegen
FC Volendam 0-0 Go Ahead Eagles
Monday 28th September
Jong Ajax 3-0 Excelsior
SC Telstar 6-1 FC Den Bosch
Tuesday 29th September
FC Eindhoven 3-3 Roda JC
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
With four goals in Cambuur’s 5-2 win over Jong Utrecht, Issa Kallon of SC Cambuur is our Player of the Week award.
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