• FT

    FC Utrecht

    2

    Heerenveen

    0

  • FT

    Feyenoord

    1

    RKC Waalwijk

    1

  • FT

    Vitesse

    5

    Roosendaal

    1

  • FT

    Willem II

    1

    AZ Alkmaar

    3

DUTCH EREDIVISIE

Gelredome, Netherlands

Referee: Bjorn Kuipers

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Vitesse Arnhem

  • Mads Junker 5'
  • Ruud Knol 8'
  • Youssouf Hersi 59'
  • Richard Knopper 61'
  • Fred Benson 80'

5 - 1

FT

RBC Roosendaal

  • Paul Kpaka 78'

Vitesse Arnhem 5-1 RBC Roosendaal

ARNHEM, March 12 (Eredivisie) - Vitesse Arnhem gave their play-off challenge a boost with a hammering of sorry RBC Roosendaal.

While the win keeps Vitesse just five points off the European play-offs, the visitors, by contrast, remain rock bottom with only one win all season, and never looked like changing that statistic once they had gone 2-0 down inside the first eight minutes.

RBC's failure to defend set-pieces cost them dear as first Mads Junker nodded home Theo Janssen's free-kick and then Richard Knopper's delivery picked out an unmarked Ruud Knol to head home the second.

Janssen and Onur Kaya went close to extending the lead before half-time, but Vitesse had to wait until the hour mark before making the game safe.

Youssouf Hersi grabbed the third goal as the Roosendaal defence again failed to deal with a cross, Purrel Frankel this time delivering for Hersi to finish.

And, just two minutes later, Knopper added the fourth with a powerful drive into the top corner.

The hosts were rampant and Janssen came close to a deserved goal when his long-range effort crashed against the upright.

Paul Kpaka snatched a consolation goal when he beat the offside trap to reach substitute Frits Paap's through-ball and finish neatly past keeper Harald Wapenaar.

But Junker set up a second goal 10 minutes from time with a fine cross, Fred Benson this time the unmarked beneficiary.

Beleaguered goalkeeper Mark Volders prevented further embarrassment with an outstanding save to tip away Kaya's late free-kick, but it was scant consolation as Robert Maaskant's team crashed to an eighth defeat in nine games.

Scoring Summary

  • Vitesse Arnhem
  • RBC Roosendaal
(78') Paul Kpaka

Match Stats

  • Vitesse Arnhem
  • RBC Roosendaal
0(0) Shots (on goal) 0(0)
0 Fouls 0
0 Corner kicks 0
0 Offsides 0
0% Time of Possession 0%
0 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
0 Saves 0

Teams

  • Vitesse Arnhem
  • RBC Roosendaal
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