Emmen defeated Fortuna Sittard 2-1 to pull themselves away from the bottom three.

Both sides were desperate for a victory going into the game and it was Fortuna Sittard who got off to a perfect start. In the 16th minute, Bassala Sambou cut inside before curling a wonderful effort into the net to give the visitors the lead.

Fortuna Sittard had further opportunities before the break but they could not find a way past Dennis Telgenkamp.

Seven minutes into the second half, Emmen made them pay with Michael de Leeuw heading in a Lorenzo Burnet cross.

Jafar Arias and De Leeuw went close for the hosts before Sergio Peña sealed Emmen’s victory in the 82nd minute with a curled effort past Aleksei Koselev.

Emmen climb to 14th after the victory while Fortuna Sittard remains 17th.

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