Full review of all the action from round 25 of the Eerste Divisie which saw Dordrecht lose momentum at the top of the table.

  • By Lee Tierney
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eersterDordrecht’s lead at the top of Eerste divisie has been cut to four points after they suffered a surprise loss at MVV Maastricht. Dordrecht came into the game having lost just one of their last twelve games whilst MVV had won only two of their last twelve amid turbulent times in which Coach Tini Ruijs had resigned after threats from fans following a cup loss at JVC Cuijk. However as often happens the form book was overturned as Maastricht ran out 2-0 winners after quick fire second half strikes from Verdellen & Secerovic. Willem II & VVV Venlo are four & five points behind top spot respectively after both enjoyed excellent wins at the weekend, Willem II made the trip to face an in form Den Bosch side who had won six of their last seven games but the Tilburg outfit claimed maximum points courtesy of a Stijn Wuytens goal nine minutes from time. VVV Venlo hosted fellow promotion rivals Eindhoven & ran out 2-1 winners thanks to a goal in the second minute of injury time. Donny de Groot had shot Eindhoven into an early lead but the sending off of visiting defender Norichio Nieveld proved pivitol as Leon de Kogel fired in the resulting penalty before Randy Wolters broke Eindhoven hearts late on.

After three straight losses Sparta Rotterdam picked up a much needed win & new Coach Gert Kruys celebrated his first points in charge as Sparta won 2-1 at PSV Jong to stay on the coat tails of the top four. Stef Peters fired home a great free kick for his first goal of the seasons to the delight of the 70 visiting Sparta fans. Volendam’s improvement in form continued as they won their third game out of the last vfour with a 3-1 over third bottom Almere City, Rob Muhren notched his 14thngoal of the season & his third in the last four games.

All change at the foot of the table again as Oss were triumphed 2-1 over Twente Jong to climb above Achilles 29 but 24 hours later Achilles drew 0-0 with Emmen to send Oss back to the foot on goal difference, both sides are five points behind Almere City. Telstar recorded their second home win on the trot as they beat Ajax Jong 3-1 whilst Jimmy Calderwood suffered his first loss in charge of De Graafschap as they went down 1-0 at home to Fortuna Sittard. Martinus Dijkhuizen also suffered a first loss as Coach as his Excelsior side led at the break thanks to a Jordan Botaka goal at Helmond Sport but lost 2-1.

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