RKC Waalwijk netted a late penalty to earn a 1-1 draw against ten man Groningen on Saturday night.

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sno cGroningen dominated but had to wait until the 31st minute to take the lead with Michael de Leeuw finishing at the front post after a brilliant run down the right by debutant Hans Hateboer.

Hateboer was enjoying a good debut until he was shown a straight red card with 20 minutes left for what the referee deemed a reckless challenge on RKC left back Remy Amieux. However replays showed the right back got the ball in a good challenge.

With the extra man RKC domintated the last period, and were awarded a penalty with eight minutes to go when Kieftenbeld handled in the box. Evander Sno stepped up and made no mistake from the spot to claim a point for his side.

Groningen will feel annoyed after such a dominant display that they conceded such a needless penalty, which in the end cost them the three points.

The point sees Groningen remain 6th, while RKC sit just above the relegation places in 14th.

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