ROOSENDAAL, April 12 (Eredivisie) - ADO Den Haag shuffled one step closer to Eredivisie safety but were made to battle all the way by a stubborn RBC Roosendaal side in the penultimate round of fixtures.
The visitors looked to be heading for defeat when Ebrima Sillar gave already-relegated RBC the lead shortly after the interval.
But late strikes from Edwin de Graaf and Roy Stroeve from the penalty spot snatched the spoils for ADO, who are now two points above the relegation play-off zone ahead of their final match against fellow-strugglers Sparta Rotterdam on Sunday.
The first half proved to be a disappointing affair for the 3,500 spectators at the Vast & Goed Stadion with only a handful of chances at either end of the pitch.
Tim Smolders tried to liven things up for RBC in the 28th minute with a shot from distance which went narrowly wide of the target.
And the visitors had their best opening shortly before the interval with De Graaf's powerful drive well held by goalkeeper Erwin Friebel.
Play improved after the break, and just six minutes into the period RBC broke the deadlock with Sillah steering the ball below Jaroslav Drobny in the ADO net.
The hosts were on course for only their second win of the season but ADO had other ideas in their fight to avoid a bottom-three finish.
And the visitors managed to get themselves back on level terms in the 75th minute thanks to De Graaf's low drive.
RBC then came close to restoring their advantage but the header from substitute Marcelinho fell frustratingly wide of the post.
And they were punished 10 minutes from time from the penalty spot, with Stroeve scoring the winner for ADO after Fouad Makhout was adjudged to have handled the ball.