The first Friesland derby between Heerenveen and Cambuur in 13 years ended in a 2-1 win for the hosts.

  • By Michael Bell
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heereHeerenveen took an early lead, as Luciano Slagveer headed a Rajiv Van La Parra cross into the net from close range after only 17 minutes.

The rest of the first half was a sloppy affair with both teams guilty of giving away possession, and the only efforts on goal coming from long range.

After the break Cambuur took control, and deservedly equalised on 65 minutes, with on loan winger Jody Lukoki netting to stun the home crowd.

However the parity only lasted for a minute, as straight from the kick-off Heerenveen attacked down the right, and when a cross was not cleared, Alfred Finnbogason latched onto the ball to expertly chip it over the keeper, and make it 2-1. It was the Icelandic goal machine’s 12 goal of the season in only eight games.

Cambuur searched for the equaliser, and although Kevin Brands came close, the home side held out for the three points, and local bragging rights.

The win lifts Heerenveen to third, and only off the top spot on goal difference, while Cambuur lie 12th, after their first defeat in four games.

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