Kitchen Champion DivisionIn the hunt for the play-offs for promotion to the Eredivisie, VVV-Venlo made no progress with a draw with FC Den Bosch. And Limburger’s team, which is nine points behind a playoff point, showed no willingness to compete for the win in Flirt: 0-0.
VVV pulled out and took advantage of Nick Venema’s speed, but the Limburg striker was unable to make a fist against FC Den Bosch. In the sunny De Vliert Stadium, the local club, which had not previously drawn a single match at home, wanted to entertain the fans. But that has proven difficult against an opponent who often lets himself sink in his own half.
The home team imposed the match, but that did not lead to great chances in the first half. Even after the break FC Den Bosch dominated, but so far the goals were not forthcoming. The hosts still shouted for a penalty after a handball, but referee Vereijken didn’t give it to frustrate coach Jack de Gier, who has received his seventh yellow card this season – with the eighth being suspended for two games.
Fifteen minutes before the end of the match, FC Den Bosch had the best chance, but goalkeeper Delano van Crooij hit Nikolaj Möller’s header from the short corner with a diagonal reaction. VVV did not appear much until it reached the final stage. The visitors started with a great chance for Nick Venema, but Water van der Steen saved well. FC Den Bosch will be very disappointed by the draw, as De Geer’s team deserved to win.
Place in the top nine
Bosschenaren takes 13th place in the Kitchen Champion category, while VVV takes 10th place. The top nine is usually enough to enter the playoffs for promotion to the English Premier League. NAC is ninth and has seven more points and one match left.
Excelsior earned 2 promotion points. Rotterdam won at home to Helmond Sport 3-0, Mats Weaver put Excelsior ahead in the ninth minute, Thys Dalinga made it 2-0 shortly after the break, and captain Radwan El Yacoubi set the final score in stoppage time. .
Excelsior now has 62 points, 2 less than No. 2 FC Volendam. Volendam, who still have a duel due, will not play this weekend. Leader FC Emmen (67 points) plays Telstar at home on Sunday.
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