THE HAGUE, February 5 (Eredivisie) - ADO Den Haag celebrated their centenary with a 2-0 win against bottom side FC Den Bosch at the Het Zuiderpark on Saturday.
ADO wore a special all-white commemorative kit, and their big day was never in danger of being spoiled once Ferry Bodde had given them the lead late in the first half.
The visitors had the first opening after 14 minutes when Koen van de Laak took aim from long distance, but the ball flew straight into the hands of a grateful Dorus de Vries in the home goal.
ADO should have taken the lead moments later following Den Bosch keeper Martijn van Strein's mistake.
Van Strein got fists to a cross from the left but punched straight to the feet of Roy Stroeve, who shaped to shoot only to see his team-mate Geert den Ouden steal the ball and fire over the bar.
Van Strein then partially atoned for his error by denying Wesley Verhoek after the midfielder had dispossessed Ferne Snoyl.
But the keeper was culpable for ADO's first goal four minutes before the break when he failed to claim a corner and Bodde headed in from close range.
And the headlines were grabbed by Brazilian debutante Edson in the 70th minute.
Moments after coming on as a substitute, Edson arrived unmarked at the far post to tap in Bodde's free-kick with his less-favoured right foot.
Den Bosch had a glimmer of a chance with 16 minutes remaining but Marcel Cas dwelt on the ball instead of playing in Jochen Janssen.
And the visitors knew it was not going to be their night when substitute Moerad Amghizrad headed over the bar from five yards in injury time.
The win lifted ADO eight points clear of the relegation zone while Den Bosch are in deep trouble with only nine points from 20 games.