Groningen go third in Holland

Pieter Huistra’s side, who lost 3-0 to Heracles Almelo last

weekend, bounced back in style thanks to a brace from Slovenian

forward Tim Matavz, who scored in the 14th and 85th minutes.

Groningen’s form at Euroborg is key to their lofty position and

they have now dropped just one point from eight home games this

season. For Feyenoord, their miserable season continues – they have

won just one of their last 11 league games and are in the

relegation zone. Dmitri Bulykin grabbed his ninth Eredivisie goal

of the season then laid on another in the second half to take ADO

Den Haag up to sixth with a comfortable victory over NAC Breda. The

Russian forward teed up Alexander Radosavljevic to make it 3-0 with

25 minutes to go to continue NAC’s wretched form away from home

after Wesley Verhoek had doubled ADO’s lead five minutes into the

second period. NAC have now taken just one point from seven away

games and stay 11th on 19 points. Heerenveen hammered rock-bottom

Willem II 5-0 thanks to braces from Michel Breuer and Roy Beerens.

Mika Vayrynen put Heerenveen at home in the 19th minute and they

were 2-0 up by half-time thanks to Breuer’s 40th-minute effort.

Beerens made it three in the 57th minute and added his second and

his team’s fourth from the penalty spot four minutes later before

teeing up Breuer nine minutes from time. Willem II now have just

two points from their opening 14 league games and remain seven

points adrift of the rest, with today’s defeat their heaviest of

the season so far. FC Utrecht bounced back from two defeats to beat

NEC Nijmegen 4-0 today as striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel moved level

with NEC’s Bjorn Vleminckx and Mounir El Hamdaoui at the top of the

Eredivisie goalscorer standings with 11. Van Wolfswinkel’s

21st-minute penalty set Utrecht on their way but it took until six

minutes from time for them to double their lead and ensure NEC’s

five-match unbeaten run would come to an end. Edouard Duplan scored

Utrecht’s second, followed in quick succession by further strikes

from Mihai Nesu and Frank Demouge.