posted on Feb, 27 2005 @ 06:07 AM
FC Groningen recovered from an early setback to comfortably claim the spoils in a 4-1 win over NAC Breda at the Fujifilm Stadium.
The superb second-half revival from the visitors means they leapfrog Ton Lokhoff's side in the Eredivisie standings. An ugly Tamas Peto goal gave the
hosts an early advantage but Groningen's leading scorer Erik Nevland equalised - and from then on, NAC were never in the game. Goals in the second
period by Sander van Gessel, Stefano Seedorf and Mile Krstev wrapped up what was ultimately a comprehensive victory for the away side.
De Graafschap failed to lift themselves out of the bottom three after grinding out a goalless draw with midtable FC Twente. Beelenkamp which was
easily fielded by Sander Boschker. The visitors then hit the bar when Ricardo Sousa's 25-yarder was tipped upwards and over for a corner by Boschker.
And Twente were nearly gifted a goal on the hour when De Graafschap defender Darije Kalezic tried to clear the ball, but instead fired it goalwards,
forcing Van Fessem into a vital reaction save.
On Friday night, NEC Nijmegen survived a late onslaught to cling on for a crucial 1-0 victory over RKC. A rare goal from Arjan Ebbinge gave NEC a
half-time lead but the two sides were then ordered to leave the field by referee Roelof Luinge due to abuse directed at the official following his
69th-minute dismissal of Ebbinge. But Luinge was saved any further vilification from the crowd as NEC took a crucial step away from the danger zone
with their first win in six league games.
[Edited on 27/2/05 by TRD]