The KNVB Cup third round continued on Wednesday with a number of Eredivisie sides in action. Below is a round up of the action.

locpsvmmPSV Eindhoven were first up as they traveled to Eerste Divisie side Almere City. The Eredivisie leaders took the lead when Luciano Narsingh scored from a tight angle, but Sander Keller equalised just before the break. PSV Eindhoven proved too be too strong in the second half, and doubles from Jurgen Locadia and Georginio Wijnaldum saw Phillip Cocu’s side safely through 5-1. The final goal saw a special moment for 17-year-old Steven Bergwijn who set up Wijnaldum to score on his debut for the first team.

Eerste Divisie side Volendam proved too strong for amateur’s Sportlust’46 with 21-year-old striker Henk Veerman netting a hat-trick in a 3-0 win.

AZ Alkmaar are safely into round four after beating minnows GVVV 5-0. Nemanja Gudelj and Jeffrey Gouweleeuw scored in the first half before Viktor Elm, Robert Muhren and Maikel Rosheuvel sealed the win in the final ten minutes. The win is the first for new AZ coach John van den Brom.

Thomas Lam scored a 19 minute hat-trick in the first half of PEC Zwolle’s 6-1 win over HHC. Sargon Gouriye pulled one back for the amateurs, but Thanasis Karagounis, Bart van Hintum and Ben Rienstra made it a comfortable evening for the KNVB Cup holders.

Groningen were the big winners of the night after hammering Flevo Boys 8-1 in Emmeloord with striker Michael de Leeuw netting a five minute second half hat-trick. The striker ended the match with four goals, and was joined on the scoresheet by Danny Hoesen, Yoell van Nieff, Dino Islamovic, and Johan Kappelhof. Paul Bergtop scored a consolation for Flevo Boys.

Cambuur needed extra-time to move past minnows Scheveningen 2-0. The Eredivisie side struggled to find a way past their opponents in the 90 minutes, but after Scheveningen were reduced to ten men, Bartholomew Ogbeche and Bob Schepers scored to put Cambuur into the next round.

Go Ahead Eagles were reduced to ten men after 55 minutes of their tie with FC Twente as Xandro Schenk saw red, but the Deventer side managed to hold their opponents to a 0-0 draw and take the match to penalties. However it was Twente who eventually triumphed on penalties with the Enschede side netting all five to move into the next round, as Jop van der Linden missed the opening spot kick for Go Ahead Eagles.

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