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Netherlands round-up: Waalwijk on top

Published: Sunday 25 August 2002, 0.09CET
RKC Waalwijk continued their winning start with a 2-1 victory at bogey team SC Heerenveen.

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Published: Sunday 25 August 2002, 0.09CET

Netherlands round-up: Waalwijk on top

RKC Waalwijk continued their winning start with a 2-1 victory at bogey team SC Heerenveen.

RKC Waalwijk continued their winning start with a 2-1 victory at bogey team SC Heerenveen on the second Saturday of the Eredivisie season.

Waalwijk's eight-year itch
Waalwijk recovered from the setback of Gerard de Nooijer's tenth-minute goal to hit back through Yuri Cornelisse and Rick Hoogendorp in the second half. Thus they claimed maximum points at the Abe Lenstra stadium for the first time in eight years.

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PSV Eindhoven kept up their 100 per cent record too, although Guus Hiddink's team needed an 83rd-minute strike from Johan Vogel to break down stubborn opponents FC Groningen at the Philips stadium.

So near, Soetars for Feije
Feyenoord had to settle for a 2-2 draw at Roda JC after Tom Soetars hit an 87th-minute equaliser for the home side. The UEFA Cup winners had retaken the lead through Pierre van Hooijdonk with eight minutes remaining following earlier goals from Patrick Paauwe and that man Soetars.

Points for new boys
Elsewhere, De Graafschap overcame promoted RBC Roosendaal 2-0, with Peter van Vossen and Ruslan Valeev registering for the home side. The division's other new boys, FC Zwolle and SC Excelsior drew 1-1, Said Boutahar cancelling out Richard Roelofsen's early effort for Zwolle in the last minute.

NEC prevail
Meanwhile, NEC Nijmegen beat AZ Alkmaar 2-0 on Friday. Danny Hesp and Dennis de Nooijer were the men on target for the hosts.

Last updated: 25/08/02 0.26CET

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