FC Eindhoven, TOP Oss and NAC started the new season in the Kitchen Champion Division with a victory. FC Eindhoven won 3-1 against FC Den Bosch, TOP Oss was the better team against FC Jong Utrecht and won 3-0. NAC defeated Helmond Sport 1-0 at home. Willem II and Jong PSV were stuck at a 1-1 draw.
FC Den Bosch – FC Eindhoven 1-3
FC Eindhoven had a flashy start in the Kitchen Champion Division. Feyenoord mercenary Naoufal Bannis opened the score for the visitors in the eighth minute. Collin Seedorf was at the end of an Eindhoven attack: 0-2. After half an hour, Maarten Peijnenburg was pulled down at a corner. Bannis then made his second goal from eleven meters.
FC Den Bosch came out of the dressing room better. Seven minutes after the break, Anass Ahannach scored, 1-3. The team of trainer Jack de Gier put their shoulders to the wheel once more and started a catch-up race. FC Den Bosch, however, failed to score. Although Victor van den Bogert’s header deserved more.
Willem II-Jong PSV 1-1
Willem II led the first loss of points against Jong PSV. The Tilburgers were stuck at a 1-1 draw. The first chance of the match was for Jong PSV. Keeper Joshua Smits had a good reaction to Savio’s shot. On the side of the Tilburgers, Jizz Hornkamp was dangerous with a header after a sharp cross by Owusu.
Shortly after the break, Mathijs Tielemans opened the scoring for Jong PSV. The Eindhoven team did not enjoy the lead for long. Five minutes later, Max Svensson equalized. At the far post he scored the equalizer after a good play. In the final phase there were still chances for Owusu and Crowley, but they were not converted into goals.
TOP Oss- Young FC Utrecht 3-0
TOP Oss started the season with a resounding 3-0 victory against Jong FC Utrecht. Halfway through the game TOP Oss was already leading 2-0 thanks to Jearl Magaritha and Justin Mathieu. In the eleventh minute, Margaritha was custom-served by Van den Herik and the home team took a 1-0 lead. Shortly before half time Justin Mathieu was allowed to take a penalty after Ladan was floored by the Utrecht keeper, 2-0.
The Ossenaren did not run into problems after the break. In the final phase of the match, the home team received a second penalty after Stuy van den Herik was floored. It was again Justin Mathieu who capitalized on the opportunity.
NAC Helmond Sport 1-0
Helmond Sport had a hard time against NAC Breda in the first half. The Breda team secures the Helmonders in their own half. Martijn Kaars of Helmond Sport, however, was the closest to a goal. After a pass from Van Vlerken, he just missed the Breda goal.
The only goal of the game came seven minutes after the break. After a good Breda attack, Ody Velanas scored, 1-0. In the final phase of the match, Kaj de Rooij received his second yellow card. In the final phase, Helmond Sport pushed hard, but failed to score.