ADO Den Haag lost to Heracles Almelo on Monday in the battle for the third period title in the Kitchen Champion Division. The visitors were 3-0 too strong for coach Dick Advocaat’s team in the Bingoal Stadium.
In the eleventh minute, the opening goal in The Hague was scored by Heracles striker Nikolai Laursen, who gave the visitors a 0-1 lead with a striking header.
Justin Hoogma doubled the score just before half-time. After a blunder by ADO goalkeeper Sonny Stevens, the Heracles defender pushed the ball in from close range. After the break, Ismail Azzaoui scored the decisive goal in the 83rd minute.
After the painful defeat, ADO, which did not shoot once in the entire match, is two points behind Almere City, which is at the top in the third period.
The ninth and final round of the third period is scheduled for Friday. Almere City closes the period with a home match against last-placed Jong FC Utrecht. ADO visits TOP Oss.
Willem II gives away the lead at Young AZ
Willem II was surprised during a visit to Jong AZ in extra time: 2-2. Willem II striker Elton Kabangu opened the score in the seventh minute with a beautiful shot with the left.
After a foul on Willem II striker Jizz Hornkamp, the ball landed on the spot, after which the striker used the penalty kick himself. Not much later, Hornkamp received a yellow card, so he misses the top match against leader PEC Zwolle.
Ten minutes after the break, Young AZ did something back via substitute Jurre van Aken, who shot in from more than sixteen meters. Just before the break, substitute Jayden Addai scored the equalizer.
NAC Breda also won a visit to Jong PSV (2-1), with which De Graafschap was 2-0 too strong for Helmond Sport (2-0) at home. Roda JC defeated Jong Utrecht 3-1. TOP Oss won at Young Ajax (2-1).
PEC, which wrote history on Friday with the 13-0 win over FC Den Bosch, will face Willem II in the ‘period cracker’ on Friday, which is in third place in the third period.
Stand in de derde periode (9 speelronden)
- Almere City 8-17 (+5)
- Willem II 8-17 (+8)
- PEC Zwolle 8-16 (+21)
- NAC Breda 8-16 (+5)
- ADO Den Haag 8-15 (+3)
- Vrijdag: Dordrecht-Almere 0-1
- Vrijdag: MVV-VVV 0-1
- Vrijdag: PEC-Den Bosch 13-0
- Vrijdag: Telstar-FC Eindhoven 0-1
- Maandag: ADO-Heracles 0-3
- Maandag: De Graafschap-Helmond 2-0
- Maandag: Jong Ajax-TOP Oss 2-2
- Maandag: Jong FC Utrecht-Roda JC 1-3
- Maandag: Jong PSV-NAC 1-2
- Maandag: Jong AZ-Willem II 2-2