Heracles Almelo defeated Groningen 2-1 in the Euroborg to claim their first victory of the season.

Groningen went into the game as favourites but they struggled to find holes in an organised Heracles defence early on.

The visitors offered nothing going forward but in the 29th minute they took the lead. Joey Konings laid the ball off for Silvester van der Water to smash the ball into the net from just outside the box.

Two minutes into the second half, Groningen equalised as Django Warmerdam raced onto a Charlison Benschop pass before finding the net.

Just after the hour mark, Heracles regained their lead in spectacular fashion through Lennart Czyborra. The left-back found the top corner with a brilliant strike from the wing.

Groningen threw on 17-year-old Romano Postema for his debut but the young forward could not help his side find an equaliser.

Heracles held on for the victory which lifts them up to 12th while Groningen are one spot below them.

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