NAC still promising for period title, Eindhoven and Helmond Sport lash out

NAC Breda continues to have a chance to win the third period title in the Kitchen Champion Division. The team convincingly won 4-1 against MVV Maastricht on Friday evening and temporarily took over the lead from Almere City FC. That competitor did not play, because the home match against Jong FC Utrecht was canceled due to the wintry weather.

Willem II thought he could beat list leader PEC Zwolle, but came home from the cold fair. In Tilburg’s own Koning Willem II Stadium it became 2-3.

NAC Breda – MVV Maastricht 4-1
He had not yet scored for NAC this season, Elias Már Omarsson. He even succeeded three times against MVV, with the second hit probably being rejected in the presence of a VAR. First the Icelander pushed an opponent and then made hands. It meant, just before half time, the 3-1 for the home club. Omarsson had already opened the score in the 21st minute. Technically perfect was the way in which Ruben van Bommel, the son of Royal Antwerp FC coach Mark, equalized in the 34th minute. The Limburgers then missed an excellent opportunity, which Jort van der Sande punished in the 43rd minute. In the final phase, Omarsson was allowed to cheer one more time, before he got a crowd change.

Willem II – PEC Zwolle 2-3
Defensively, Willem II was not at his best. It was veteran Harris Medunjanin who was the first to take advantage of this in the 12th minute. Fifteen minutes later, number two was already behind the Tilburg goalkeeper Joshua Smits, thanks to Apostolos Vellios. Within 5 minutes, Erik Schouten, heading from a corner, brought hope back to Tilburg’s ranks. Reinier Robbemond’s team tried to turn the tide after the resumption. There were no real chances, after which Medunjanin ended the game with a great effort in the 79th minute. Substitute Michael de Leeuw’s 2-3 came too late.

VVV Venlo – FC Den Bosch 4-0
In Venlo, the two clubs faced each other that have (unintentionally) written football history in recent years. VVV lost 0-13 to Ajax at home in October 2020. With this, the team from Amsterdam booked the biggest victory ever in professional football. FC Den Bosch equaled this ‘achievement’ a week ago by going down with the same figures at PEC Zwolle. There were far fewer goals in De Koel this evening. However, the Bossche keeper Konrad Sikking again had to take the most: four. VVV’s third in particular was to be blamed on him. His teammates were unable to score, just like against PEC. The Limburg production was provided by Kees de Boer (2), Robert Klaasen and Sven Braken

Before the match, Jack de Gier, who was fired this week by the FC Den Bosch board, had told that his contract had almost been extended in November. In the end, he is happy with the decision. “I’m glad I got rid of it,” the unemployed trainer told ESPN. He is temporarily succeeded by William van Overbeek.

Helmond Sport – Young PSV 3-0
Until this 28th round, Helmond Sport had scored the fewest goals of all clubs in the Kitchen Champion Division. Against the visiting Jong PSV, it suddenly showed an unprecedented scoring drive. It became 3-0 against the Eindhoven reserves, with which some revenge was taken for the 6-0 defeat in the first leg. Jelle Goselink, who had not yet scored this season, now even scored two, in the 20th and 49th minutes. The third came in the name of Arne Van Keilegom (57.)

FC Eindhoven – Young Ajax 5-1
FC Eindhoven also went crazy and here too a ‘Young’ team had to believe it, that of Ajax. Mawouna Amevor (22.), Evan Rottier (35.), Sven van Doorm (64.), Jasper Dahlhaus (76.) and substitute Moussa Sanoh (88.) signed for the Eindhoven hits. Krystian Hlynsson (31.) was successful for Young Ajax. The same Finn failed to use a penalty kick at a 4-1 score.

TOP Oss – ADO The Hague 2-3
One of the most beautiful goals this competition round was made by Jearl Margaritha. After a beautiful solo over the left, he passed the Hague goalkeeper with a cool marker at the end of the first half. That meant the 1-1, because Tyerese Asante had broken the spell for ADO after half an hour. Joël Zwarts made it 1-2 (66.). Five minutes later it was equal after good efforts from Kay Tejan. In no time from the kick-off, TOP faced a 2-3 deficit and once again Zwarts was the celebrated man on the side of The Hague. ADO then already played with ten men due to a red card, after a foul foul, for Malik Sellouki.