Of the four Brabant clubs in the Kitchen Champion Division that recently appointed a new trainer, only Helmond Sport dropped points when the competition resumed. In Venlo, the team of newcomer Bob Peeters got stuck against VVV on an otherwise creditable 1-1 draw.
NAC Breda, Willem II and TOP Oss took full advantage. Jong PSV (2-1), Roda JC (1-0) and Telstar (2-1) were beaten on their own field.
The only goal in the King Willem II Stadium in Tilburg was the very first official goal in professional football this year. The creator was called Elton Kabangu. He scored in the 1st minute. Jason van Duiven was also quick to respond. Jong PSV’s attacker broke the ban in the away match against NAC, but that was not enough for the full loot.
Willem II – Roda JC 1-0
At the home club, Reinier Robbemond started as head coach for the second time in his coaching career. The successor to the sent away Kevin Hofland had a dream start due to Kabangu’s swift 1-0. It would stay here.
NAC Breda – Young PSV 2-1
Ton Lokhoff sat on the bench at NAC. Robert Molenaar, with whom the club had started the season ambitiously, was sent away due to disappointing results. Van Duiven did not care about the trainer change. So he was very quickly successful by striking from close range. Less than two minutes later, Odysseus Velanas equalized. Jort van der Sande made sure that the home team could start the tea with a 2-1 lead. That was also the final score.
A boost for NAC, which will face FC Eindhoven on Tuesday before the KNVB Cup tournament.
TOP Oss – Telstar 2-1
Club icon Marcel van der Sloot, who replaces Kristof Aelbrecht who was fired from TOP, had a promising start. Thanks to Glynor Plet who scored an own goal in the 10th minute. Within half an hour, however, Christos Giousis had restored the balance: 1-1. It was then thanks to a world save by TOP keeper Thijs Jansen that Plet would score for Telstar. The great volley from the Velsense attacker was cleverly kept out of the goal by Jansen.
This is how it seemed to stay 1-1 in Oss. Midfielder Rick Dekker thought otherwise and became ‘match winner’ in the 88th minute by making it 2-1.
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FC Den Bosch – Young Utrecht 1-4
FC Den Bosch only took yellow cards in the first half of the duel with Jong FC Utrecht: for Steven van der Heijden and Evangelos Patoulidis. It was only Jong FC Utrecht that scored. Julliani Eersteling scored that goal in the 25th minute.
In the end it became 1-4 by Utrecht goals from Derensili Sanches Fernandes (2) and Mees Rijks. Joey Konings saved the honor for the home club.
The people of Den Bosch can now focus on next Wednesday’s cup meeting, again in De Vliert, with national champion Ajax.
VVV-Venlo – Helmond Sport 1-1
Due to a blunder by keeper Mike Havekotte, Helmond Sport fell behind VVV-Venlo. A shot from Nick Venema (31.) was too much for him. The team from Helmond, led for the first time by Belgian Bob Peeters, failed to turn the tide for quite some time. There were opportunities, but they were not yet spent on the number 17 in the ranking. Until the 69th minute. Then Bram van Vlerken managed to score over many discs after an attack.
Stain on the 1-1 for Helmond Sport was the totally unnecessary red card that Arno Van Kellegom received in the 87th minute after a serious foul in midfield.
Young Ajax – FC Eindhoven 1-1
At De Toekomst it took quite a long time before the first goal could be scored. It came, just after the break, from the foot of Evan Rottier. That meant the 0-1 for FC Eindhoven. Fifteen minutes before the end, Jasper Dahlhaus could have decided the match, but he was unable to outwit Charlie Setford, the keeper of Young Ajax, in the short corner. It cost FC Eindhoven dearly because Jaydon Banel equalized in the 86th minute.
Ambition at FC Eindhoven, hope at Helmond Sport: football players back in action