Den Bosch had started the season strongly with two victories, but tonight Ajax turned out to be a size too big. Roy Kuijpers gave the home team the lead in the first minute, but then the team from Amsterdam took the lead via two goals from Max de Waal and one from Naci Ünüvar. Kuijpers’ second goal in injury time turned out to be for the statistics.
With De Graafschap – NAC Breda, perhaps the most interesting poster of this round was on the program. Both teams competed for promotion last season and both had a mixed start to the season. In addition, the visitors included Ralf Seuntjens, who played for De Graafschap in the past two seasons and made a spicy return to Doetinchem.
Seuntjes, who had promised to just cheer if he would score, could not prevent NAC from losing 2-0 to his old team. Joey Konings and Devin Haen took care of the goals from Doetinchem. De Graafschap is now sixth. NAC has had a disappointing start to the season and is fifteenth with two points from three games.
Mitchy Ntelo was the main star in MVV’s 3-2 victory over Helmond Sport. The 20-year-old Belgian signed for a hat trick. Jelle Goselink scored twice on behalf of the visitors. Excelsior drew 1-1 at home against FC Volendam. Thijs Dallinga gave the home team the lead just before half-time and in the injury time of the first half later, Robert Mühren entered the final score on the board.
The spectacle between Telstar and Roda JC seemed to be heading for a draw for a long time, after goals from Cas Dijkstra, Rashaan Fernandes and Glynor Plet (Telstar) and Niek Vossebelt, Stefano Marzo and Xian Emmers (Roda). However, Fabian Serrarens signed for the 3-4 deep in injury time. FC Dordrecht remained 2-2 against Jong FC Utrecht. Stijn Meijer and Seydine N’Diaye scored on behalf of the home team, Nick Venema took care of the Utrecht goals.
The match between ADO Den Haag and FC Emmen started with a half hour delay due to a broken light pole in the Cars Jeans Stadium. The visitors from Emmen won the showdown between the two relegated teams. Jeredy Hilterman gave FC Emmen the victory with two hits. Vicente Besuijen did something in return on behalf of ADO.