The County has Saturday, a major step in the direction of enforcement in the Eredivisie. The Doetinchemmers won the heenwedstrijd in the final of the play-offs on a visit to Sparta Rotterdam 1-2 . RKC Waalwijk and Go Ahead Eagles kept each other in balance: 0-0.
The County came on a 1-0-behind against Sparta by an early goal from Adil Auassar, but drew is still the longest at the end, thanks to successes in the last quarter of Nabil Bahoui and Youssef El Jebli (penalty kick).
RKC and Go Ahead played very carefully, so there was very little chances were created and the not so surprising was that no goals fell.
The returns are for next Tuesday at 18.30 hours (Go Ahead-RKC) and 20.45 hours (De Graafschap-Sparta) on the program. The winners of the diptychs play next season in the Premier league.
The County was the only one of the four clubs last season running in the Premier league. Sparta, RKC and Go Ahead in the last year can be seen in the Kitchen Champion Division.
Veldwijk hits with a scrubber to the pole. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Sparta parent party against The County
Sparta was Saturday, from the outset, the parent party against The County. The home team was almost constantly to be found in the opponent’s half, as a result, an early openingsdoelpunt.
Giant Lars Veldwijk took the ball at the height of the centerline clever and gave the ball after a long rush perfectly, which instormende Auassar, there are only a but his head hit the have to put.
Sparta also remained thereafter in search of more goals. Veldwijk had the 2-0 on his shoe, but the striker, included in the pre-selection of South Africa for the Africa Cup, hit with a slider in the far corner of the pole.
The County was able to there long time little opposite, but made up midway through the second half out of nothing, the 1-1. Bahoui was very alert for a changed direction to cross of Charlison Benschop.
Sparta had then to make matters worse, with ten man (Bart friend’s received his second yellow card) and saw The County deep in injury time even the 1-2 via a rake penalty of El Jebli, after a violation of Abdou Harraoui.
Quasten shoot from a great distance on the lat. (Photo: Pro Shots)
RKC begins energetically to meet with Go Ahead
His side began energetically to the take with Go Ahead. The home team got in the first half a handful of (small) chances, but 1-0 it remained each time.
That was due to a goal from Darren Maatsen was disapproved because of offside, the same Maatsen on the goal line and came across Gino Bosz and Paul Quasten from a great distance on the lat lap.
RKC managed in the second half not to push through. The team of coach Fred Grim appeared not so often as for the rest, for the enemy goal, and refused, moreover, too much risk to take more.
There was nevertheless still a lively final. RKC was through Kevin Vermeulen (volley over) again close to the 1-0 and Go Ahead, the home team via Jeroen field mate (scrimmage at corner) almost account for all the misses.
It was possibly the last home game for Grim as a responsible person at his side. The former goalkeeper is allegedly in the interest of PEC Zwolle, that is looking for a successor for the Feyenoord departing Jaap Stam.
Match schedule play-offs for European football and promotion/relegation