Our weekly round up of all the Eerste Divisie action, as round eight through up some surprise results.

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eerste dordrechtThe chase for the first play off place will go into week 9 after Dordrecht’s surprise defeat on Friday night away at Helmond Sport.

Everything was going to plan when Erixson Danso cht handed the visitors the lead after deflecting a goal bound effort from Matthew Steenvoorden, with just a hint of offside from Danso. The 1-0 lead was looking like it would be enough to ensure Dordrecht booked their place in the end of season play-offs, but Serhat Koc did well to hold off a defender to finish strongly, and the turnaround was complete when Davy Brouwers slammed home a last minute penalty.

The result left the door open for FC Eindhoven to keep them in the hunt, but could only manage a 1-1 draw at Sparta Rotterdam. Chiro N’Toko handed the hosts the lead as he turned the ball into his own net just before half time, but it only took 3 minutes of the second half for Eindhoven to get themselves back on level terms as Jens van Son headed in a corner.

In other action on Friday MVV recorded their first victory in 5 games against bottom of the table side Almere City. It was Almere who took the lead 15 minutes in as Charles Dissels headed in a Lars Nieuwpoort cross. Marco Ospitalieri benefitted from poor defending to round the Almere ‘keeper Stephan Veenboer to level just before half time, on 63 minutes Maic Sema was presented with a free header and gave MVV the lead and the points.

A hat-trick from Piotr Parzyszek gave De Graafschap an impressive 4-0 away win at VVV. It only took the 20 year old polish striker 7 minutes to get on the score sheet with a looping header from the penalty spot. He doubled his tally and the lead with his best goal of the night, with a volley on the turn from the edge of the box. He had to wait until the 66th minute to complete his hat-trick when he was the benefiter of a sloppy back pass and presented with a simple finish from outside the box. Rogier Meijer put the cherry on top in second half injury time when unmarked in the 6 yard box and converted an easy finish.

The final game from the Friday night saw Volendam and Excelsior play out a 2-2 draw. The scoring didn’t commence until after the hour mark when Lars Veldwijk wrestled free from his marker to turn a cross in for Excelsior. The hosts pegged them back within 2 minutes as Robert Muhren scruffy effort found its way in. With 20 minutes to go Volendam couldn’t clear there lines with the ball falling to the feet of Kevin van Dimmerman and his low drive seemed to be enough for the side from Rotterdam to win all 3 points but Gerry Koning was left unmarked and headed in a last minute corner.

The only Saturday game saw Telstar comprehensively beat Achilles ’29 4-0. The visitors started strong but couldn’t convert early chances, which they would be punished for in the second half as Shabir Isoufi slid in a through ball for Matusiwa who powered his way into the box with a cheeky dink over the out-coming ‘keeper. Telstar doubled their lead 2 minutes later as Kevin van Essen struck a 25 yard out effort in which Christian de Haan could only parry into the goal. The third took half an hour to come but was worth the wait as Oger Klos unleashed an unstoppable effort from 20 yards out into the top left hand corner, and Gaston Salasiwa rounded up the game with a tidy finish from a corner in injury time.

The goals dried up in the Sunday and Monday, FC Den Bosch notched up their first win over the season against manager-less FC Oss. Wouter de Vogel was unleashed down the left wing, and after cutting inside and beating the defender, he fired in a shot across the face of goal. A Jong Ajax side containing the likes of Jesper Cillessen, Daly Blind, Eyong Enoh and Davy Klassen couldn’t get the result at home to Willem II. The hosts went ahead on 21 minutes as a Lucas Andersen daisy cutter nestled into the bottom corner. Bruno Andrande converted a 50th minute penalty to ensure a share of the points.

A bright start to the game between Jong PSV and Fortuna Sittard couldn’t be turned into goals, and despite golden chances to both sides, the game at the Philips Stadion remained goal-less. A last minute goal from Wout Weghorst handed Emmen a 2-1 win away at Jong Twente. Alexander Barnick game the visitors the lead on 24 minutes after picking up a poor back pass and his tame effort beat ‘keeper and defender. Route one was the way forward for Jong Twente in the second half and Tim Holscher picked up the long ball and curled a beautiful shot into the top right corner. It was looking to head to a draw, but a header from Weghost stole the points for Emmen.

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