Eredivisie review

Vitesse Arnhem blow big chance

April 13, 2013

Vitesse Arnhem lie second in the Eredivisie table after being held to a 3-3 draw at struggling Roda JC despite going three goals in front.

Mike Havenaar scored after 26 and 36 minutes and Wilfried Bony added a third after 56 to put Vitesse on course for a win which would have taken them joint top with leaders Ajax.

Sanharib Malki pulled a goal back from the penalty spot after 63 minutes and Frank Demouge gave Roda more hope when he scored their second with 20 minutes to go. But it was left up to Mitchell Donald to score the equaliser in injury time which earned his side a point but still sees them in the relegation play-off spots.

Two late goals from substitute Dmitri Bulykin fired FC Twente to a 3-1 away win over over ADO Den Haag to keep his side in contention for European qualification.

Douglas had given the visitors the lead after 24 minutes but Mike van Duinen drew the home side level four minutes before half-time. Danny Holla was sent off for ADO on the hour and 14 minutes later Bulykin joined the action when he replaced Tim Breukers.

Bulykin put his side ahead after 81 minutes and sealed the victory when he scored again two minutes later.

A goal from David Texeira after 62 minutes and a penalty from Leandro Bacuna (76) saw FC Groningen win 2-0 away against Heracles Almelo, while late strikes from Anthony Lurling (82) and Elson Hooi (85) earned NAC Breda a 2-0 home win over NEC Nijmegen.