First Division: Excelsior shakes off De Graafschap, Volendam lashes out in derby

Excelsior has shaken off close assassinant De Graafschap at the head of the Kitchen Champion Division. The Kralingers won over VVV-Venlo, while De Graafschap competed against FC Eindhoven. FC Volendam remains in the track due to a convincing derby win against Telstar.
Excelsior – VVV-Venlo 3-0Excelsior has won a big blessing at VVV, which received a mental tap shortly before a break. Reuven Niemeijer put the team of trainer Marinus Dijkhuizen ahead in the injury time of the first half. Six minutes after the break, Niemeijer also made it 2-0. Thijs Dallinga provided the final agreement. It was his eleventh hit in eleven duels. The Kralingers are now leading only in the First Division with 22 points.
De Graafschap – FC Eindhoven 0-0Excelsior no longer has to share the first place with De Graafschap. The Superfarmers bit themselves on their own field at FC Eindhoven. In the first half, both teams only distributed some pin pricks. After the break, De Graafschap insisted, but goalkeeper Nigel Bertrams proved to be a stand in the way. In addition, Rick Dekker hit the pole. As a result, it stayed at 0-0, and the County sees Excelsior take a two-point lead.
SC Telstar – FC Volendam 1-5The fishing derby between Telstar and Volendam was convincingly won by the formation of coach Wim Jonk. Telstar was still strong: Ozgur Aktas opened the score after twelve minutes. However, it woke visitors up and Ibrahim El Kadiri, Robert Mรผhren and Daryl van Mieghem took the score. Even before rest, Mรผhren also made 1-4 of it. In the second half, Jim Beers signed for the final score.
Jong Ajax – Jong FC Utrecht 3-1Jong Ajax finished with Jong FC Utrecht in the Young Teams game. The Dom – city dwellers still got ahead of De Toekomst via Remco Balk, but the outstanding Naci รœnรผvar made it with a good goal 1-1. In the second half, Amsterdams talents insisted. About fifteen minutes before รœnรผvar was again important with the 2-1, and Terrence Douglas made the decision 3-1 in the 88th minute.
Other results Roda JC – Young PSV 2-2TOP Oss – FC Emmen 1-2NAC Breda – Young AZ 1-0FC Den Bosch – Almere City FC 1-0MVV Maastricht – FC Dordrecht 2-1Helmond Sport – ADO Den Haag 0-0