DEN BOSCH, April 13 (Eredivisie) - Bottom club Den Bosch continue to claw their way back on the rest of the Eredivisie teams thanks to a convincing victory over 10-man Feyenoord on Wednesday.
The early dismissal of Pascal Bosschaart proved the turning point of the match with Den Bosch taking the lead soon after through Gijs Cales.
Andre Bahia pulled Feyenoord level after the interval but two from Koen Van der Laak, plus a late header from Steve Olfers, handed Den Bosch the spoils to leave them just three points behind De Graafschap and the relegation play-off places.
The result will come as a blow to Feyenoord, however, who remain three points behind third-placed Ajax in the coveted UEFA Cup spot.
The match began at a steady pace for both sides, but a red card for Bosschaart after 17 minutes proved to be Feyenoord's downfall with the midfielder given his marching orders after hauling down Berry Powel.
A minute later, the hosts went ahead with Cales the first to react when a free-kick from Jochen Janssen came back off the Feyenoord wall.
Chances from Dirk Kuijt and Nicky Hofs helped Feyenoord regain their composure, and after 63 minutes the Rotterdammers pulled level when a Hossam Ghaly free-kick was slotted past Den Bosch keeper Martijn van Strien by Bahia.
However, Den Bosch again made their man advantage count and 11 minutes later Van Der Laak found himself on the end of Ferne Snoyl's cross to restore their lead.
Van Der Laak then grabbed his second of the match within four minutes, this time firing home Cales' cross from close range.
And with three minutes left on the clock, Feyenoord's frustration became apparent with substitute Leonardo penalised for bringing down Marcel Cas in the area.
Van Der Laak saw his spot-kick saved by Feyenoord keeper Gabor Babos, but there was nothing the Hungarian could to prevent Olfers heading home the rebound.