Full review of all the action from round 21 of the Eerste Divisie which saw the chasing pack close on leaders Dordrecht.

  • By Lee Tierney
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willem iiWillem II were this weekend’s winners following a excellent 2-0 success at Volendam which put them within three points of table topping Dordrecht ahead of their visit to PSV Jong on Monday, PSV put out a strong squad including young star Zakaria Bakkali & ran out 3-0 winners in front of a crowd of just 250 fans including around 50 that made the bus-combi trip from Dordrecht. Sparta Rotterdam move back to third place after destroying Oss by five goals to one, young forward Pieter Langedijk helping himself to a hat trick in the process. Sparta sit just two points behind Willem II, five behind Dordrecht & one point ahead of Eindhoven in fourth who were involved in late drama for the second week running as they were beaten at Fortuna Sittard. Fortuna had lost their last four games but looked to have had a victory snatched away from them when Josemar Makiavala made it 2-2 as the clock moved into injury time but with the referee checking the five minutes added time was up Gevaro Nepomuceno struck his fourth of the season to deny Eindhoven.

De Graafschap were the latest side to come a cropper to the in form Eric Quekel as he bagged a hat trick in Den Bosch’s 5-3 win at the Stadion De Vijverberg making it eleven goals in twelve starts for the former Helmond striker as Den Bosch record their fourth straight win to move into mid table. Achilles stay bottom but will be delighted with an hard earned point in a 3-3 draw at Helmond Sport, Achilles have 16 points & are one point behind Oss but six behind third bottom Ajax Jong who won at Twente Jong on Monday night.

Telstar have now only won one of their last thirteen games after they were comfortably beaten 3-1 at home to Almere City who stretch their unbeaten run to five games, Lars Veldwijk took his season’s tally to twelve after finding the net in Excelsior’s 2-2 draw with Emmen & VVV Venlo stay in sixth place after a 2-0 win over MVV Maastricht thanks to double from Utrecht loanee Leon de Kogel who has now scored six goals in seven starts for the Limburg based side.

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