Enevoldsen off the mark in style

The Dane, who went into the game yet to open his account for

Groningen after signing from AaB in the summer, broke his duck in

style with three goals in 28 minutes. Tim Matavz scored the second

for the visitors, who led 4-1 at the break. Erik Falkenburg, who

had made it 1-1 in the 19th minute, and Sander Van Gessel were on

target for Sparta. The win lifted Groningen three points clear of

the bottom three and to within a point of their opponents.

Claudemir scored an 89th-minute equaliser to earn Vitesse Arnhem a

2-2 draw with FC Utrecht. Vitesse opened the scoring through Lasse

Nilsson’s penalty, but Ricky van Wolfswinkel levelled four minutes

later and Jacob Mulenga gave Utrecht a half-time lead. But, with

time running out, Brazilian Claudemir converted Paul Verhaegh’s

cross to deny the visitors a third straight win. Bas Dost scored

twice in the first half to help Heracles to a comfortable 4-1 away

win against ADO Den Haag, who dropped to third bottom. The hosts

did little to belie their status as likely relegation candidates

this season as they allowed Dost to put them two behind inside 20

minutes. Danny Buijs briefly gave the hosts a chance with his

71st-minute strike but goals from Marko Vejinovic and Willie

Overtoom inside the closing seven minutes ensured another miserable

day in The Hague. Two goals from Mads Junker guided Roda JC to a

vital 3-1 victory at fellow relegation candidates Willem II. Junker

scored the first and third goals for the visitors either side of a

Ruud Vormer strike, with Christopher Gregorie scoring the solitary

goal for Willem II, who are level on points with, but one place

above, ADO.