Full round up of all the action from round 18 of the Eerste Divisie as the period two champion was crowned.

psv abcPSV Jong finished top of the Period two table but due to their first team already playing in Eredivisie they cannot take their place in the end of season play offs so that honour goes to Sparta Rotterdam who took Helmond Sport to the cleaners in a 5-1 rout at the Castle with five different scorers on target. Volendam needed Sparta to drop points to take the play off place away but they were on the end of a surprise 5-1 home defeat to an Emmen side who had lost four of their last five games & were reduced to ten men on 45 minutes, Like Sparta they also had five different players on the scoresheet.

Dordrecht continue to march on & remain seven points clear courtesy of former Almere winger Rihairo Meulens goal as they won 1-0 at Fortuna Sittard & recorded their sixth successive victory in the process. Eindhoven move into third place, leapfrogging Willem II after they beat bottom of the table Oss 2-1, the visitors arrived full of confidence after a three game unbeaten run including two successive away victories but the high flying hosts proved too strong in the end. Willem II suffered a surprise home defeat to Twente Jong who had been poor on the road up until now, Peruvian defender Renato Tapia & former Go Ahead Eagles loanee Cas Peters scored the Twente goals with Ruud Boymans hitting his 14th of the season for Willem II. De Graafschap’s inconsistencies surfaced once more as they conceded twice late on to lose 2-1 at MVV Maastricht, Eerste Divisie top score Piotr Parzyszek fired home his 15th of the season to give De Graafschap the lead before a late double from Maic Sema, on loan from Swedish side Haugesund gave MVV three valuable points after a trio of losses.

Achilles 29 pull one point clear of Oss at the foot of the table after a goalless draw at home to Excelsior watched by only 752 fans, Excelsior have now gone three games without a victory. PSV Jong’s aim to record five straight wins was dashed as Almere grabbed a 2-2 draw & normal service was resumed for Ajax Jong has they lost the basement battle at Den Bosch, Eric Quekel hit a hat trick in a 4-1 win at wonderfully commercially named BrainWash Stadion & the former Helmond Sport striker has now scored six goals in nine starts. VVV Venlo took an early lead at home to out of form Telstar through Gizjen but Shabir Isoufi levelled 18 minutes from time to earn a good point for the White Lions.

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