Just like the first team of Ajax, Jong Ajax also has trouble winning matches. Tonight, coach John Heitinga’s team went down at home against Roda JC: 1-2. It was the seventh consecutive game not won.

    At De Toekomst sports park, all goals fell before the break. Donny Warmerdam put the Ajax players 1-0 after 24 minutes. He headed in from a free kick by Kristian Hlynsson. After his red card against De Graafschap, the Icelander was simply in the starting line-up, because the card had been dismissed.

    Just before the break, Dylan Vente, also with a header, straightened the score. In injury time, Warmerdam passed his own keeper Tom de Graaff after a misunderstanding: 1-2.

    In the second half, the Amsterdam reserves failed to get the equalizer on the board. Jong Ajax occupies fifteenth place in the first division and only managed to win five league games this season. Only last-placed Jong FC Utrecht won less often (4).

    Next Friday Jong Ajax will visit Helmond Sport.

    Young Ajax line-up: DeGraff; Gooijer (Martha/83), Aertssen, Warmerdam, Hato; Vos (Banel/20), Fitz-Jim (Misehouy/76); reign; Rasmussen, Lucca (Hansen76) and Hlynsson