ROOSENDAAL, April 3 (Eredivisie) - Zwolle picked up a point on their travels, but they sunk to the foot of the league in the process and appear resigned to the lottery of the relegation play-offs at best.
It could have been worse for them, but opponents RBC Roosendaal failed to build on their first-minute opener from Edwin De Graaf.
Instead they allowed Zwolle back into the game and paid an expensive price when Bert Zuurman levelled up for the visitors in the 27th minute.
To be absolutely precise, the deadlock was broken after 58 seconds when De Graaf fired home after excellent build-up play.
Pius Ikedia might have made it 2-0 in the eighth minute, only to head over from close range after a free-kick from the left caused chaos in the Zwolle penalty area.
Zwolle scored with their first real chance of the match.
A corner taken from the right by Jasar Takak was headed home by Zuurman.
The first half meandered towards its conclusion, and the second period was also rather lifeless until the 60th minute when Ikedia's fierce shot drew a fine save from Johan van der Werff.
Mid-table RBC threw players forward in the closing stages, but a winner was beyond them.
Zwolle fall from 17th to 18th as a result of Volendam's 2-1 win at Twente Enschede.