Heracles Almelo recorded a 2-0 victory over an unlucky NEC Nijmegen on Friday.

hernec-skksThe hosts took the lead in fortunate circumstances on 37 minutes with Lerin Duarte’s shot from the edge of the box looping off an NEC defender before just creeping past goalkeeper Joris Delle thanks to the crossbar.

Three minutes later Kevin Mayi came close to the equaliser but the French striker saw his header come back of the post. The woodwork then came to Heracles rescue once again as a fantastic volley from midfielder Julian Von Haacke came back off the post.

The visitors continued to create chances, but their wastefulness was eventually punished by the home side on 82 minutes. A swift counter from Heracles ended with Samuel Armenteros tapping in from close range to seal the three points.

Heracles move up to eighth, while NEC remain 12th.

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