Giovanni Korte was close to scoring for De Graafschap in the final phase of the first half. His kick hit the post.
Roda had more success after the break. Denzel Jubitana passed goalkeeper Hidde Jurjus from close range in the 48th minute: 0-1. In the 56th minute, the Belgian midfielder was again accurate. German Patrick Pflücke scored the third goal in the final phase.
It was the first game for Reinier Robbemond as head coach of De Graafschap. The former player of AZ, among others, is the successor of Mike Snoei, who was fired after De Graafschap failed to promote. The club from the Achterhoek missed several opportunities for direct promotion in the final phase of the competition. In the play-offs, Roda JC was too strong (2-3).