Dordrecht’s relegation to the Eerste Divisie was confirmed on Sunday after Go Ahead Eagles beat Feyenoord 1-0 at De Kuip.

feygodkdThe 3-0 defeat to Vitesse on Saturday meant Dordrecht were clinging onto life in the Eredivisie, and Jules Reimerink’s late strike in Rotterdam sealed their relegation with three games left.

Go Ahead Eagles went into the match with Feyenoord on the back of seven straight defeats which left them living dangerously in 17th place, and they were on the back-foot from the start at De Kuip with Sven van Beek volleying over the bar, and Karim El Ahmadi heading against the post. Colin Kazim-Richards then saw a fierce strike from distance parried by Mikey van der Hart, but when the striker met the rebound he could only fire over the bar.

However as the first half wore on Feyenoord failed to turn their dominance into goals, and Go Ahead Eagles were unlucky not to go into half time ahead as they had a perfectly good goal disallowed for offside.

Feyenoord boss Fred Rutten rung the changes at half time as Jean Paul Boetius and Tonny Vilhena came on for Jens Toornstra and Anass Achahbar, but it made no impact as Go Ahead started the brighter and Glynor Plet squander a glorious chance to put the visitors in front.

Twenty minutes from the end Go Ahead Eagles stunned the home crowd when Jules Reimerink fired past Kenneth Vermeer from inside the box, and despite pressuring for the last ten minutes, Feyenoord could not find an equaliser.

The win, which is Go Ahead’s first at De Kuip in the Eredivisie, means Dordrecht go straight down, while the Deventer club are now two points from safety. Feyenoord remain third, but their chances of overtaking Ajax in second are over, and they now only lead fourth placed Vitesse by four points.

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