Heracles stays in trail of PEC after big win over ‘A-team’ of ADO
In the first division, Heracles Almelo continues to closely follow leaders PEC Zwolle. The Heracles won easily tonight in The Hague against ADO (0-3). PEC already took the lead on Friday by winning 13-0 against FC Den Bosch,
The difference between PEC Zwolle and number two Heracles Almelo is three points after tonight. The lead over number three Almere City is eight points. The top two teams promote to the premier league at the end of the season.
With the defeat, ADO has lost the lead in the third period. If Almere City wins Friday against Jong Utrecht, that team is assured of play-offs for promotion to the premier league.
All results Keuken Kampioen Divisie (6 March 2023)
|Home playing team||Playing away team||Results|
|ADO Den Haag||Heracles Almelo||0-3|
|The Graafschap||Helmond Sport||2-0|
|Young Ajax||TOP Oss||1-2|
|Young FC Utrecht||Roda JC||1-3|
|Young PSV||NAC Breda||1-2|
|Young AZ||Willem II||2-2|
ADO Den Haag, the new number 13 in the first division, was eliminated last Thursday in the cup by PSV (3-1). Then coach Dick Advocaat, with an eye on the league, opted for a B-team. Against Heracles he therefore opted for the ‘A-team’. However, this was not to be seen.
Nikolai Laursen scored after only eleven minutes from a header for Heracles Almelo. In the 39th minute Justin Hoogma doubled the score through a nick. This was preceded by a mistake by goalkeeper Sonny Stevens.
In the second half ADO recovered somewhat, but it could no longer threaten Heracles’ victory. Indeed, it was Heracles that scored once more ten minutes before time. Ismail Azzaoui shot the goal from distance.
Willem II gives away victory
Willem II failed to regain the fourth position in the Keuken Kampioen Divisie. The Brabanders gave away a lead in injury time, eventually making it 2-2.
Jong Ajax, which included first-team players Lorenzo Lucca, Francisco Conceição and Kian Fitz-Jim, suffered a defeat against TOP Oss (1-2).