In a battle at the bottom of the Eredivisie Utrecht held NEC Nijmegen to a 2-2 draw at the Goffertstadion.

  • By Michael Bell
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toorn adThe home side made the better start to the game, but found themselves behind on 22 minutes when Tommy Oar’s free kick was headed in at the back post by Dave Bulthuis.

Utrecht were only in front for a minute, as straight up the other end, Michael Higdon headed a free kick past Robbin Ruiter to make it 1-1.

On the stroke of half time Utrecht restored their lead as Jens Toornstra’s low cross into the box evaded the onrushing Steve de Ridder and nestled into the bottom corner.

However NEC once again came back into the game, with Jakob Jantscher netting the equaliser on the hour mark, as he fired in Cristoph Hemlein’s cutback.

The home side then put constant pressure on the Utrecht back four, but the away side held on to claim a vital point. NEC remain second bottom, while Utrecht climb one place to 14th.

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