Eredivisie round-up

Wins for Roda, Vitesse, NEC and Groningen

Arnaud Djoum: Bagged a brace as Roda crushed Excelsior

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Roda JC went goal crazy on Saturday, with a crushing victory on home soil lifting them into mid-table.

Elsewhere, there were wins for Vitesse Arnhem, NEC Nijmegen and Groningen.

Roda JC brushed aside bottom club Excelsior 7-0 to record a fourth win in five Eredivisie matches.

Arnaud Djoum (2), Jagos Vukovic, Davy De Beule, Ruud Vormer, Mitchell Donald and Mikolaj Lebedynski got the goals as Roda improved their poor goal difference in style at Kerkrade's Parkstad Limburg Stadion.

It was one-way traffic for most of the contest, with the hosts taking control after taking a fifth-minute lead. Vukovic got the goal after a cross from Mads Junker.

De Beule made it 2-0 in the 28th minute, when he capitalised on a defence-splitting pass from Junker to score.

It was 3-0 in the 35th minute, with Vormer ending a slick passing move with a precise finish from 12 yards.

The hosts then finished in style with four goals in the last 12 minutes.

Wiljan Pluim unselfishly set up Djoum to make it 4-0, then four minutes later Donald took a pass from Vukovic and beat the exposed De Ruiter.

Martijn Monteyne set up Djoum for his second in the 84th minute, from close range, before Lebedynski beat De Ruiter to a Vukovic cross to head a seventh two minutes from time.


Skipper Guram Kashia headed a late winner to hand Vitesse Arnhem a 1-0 win in their match at Heracles Almelo.

Kashia proved match-winner when he nodded in Jan-Arie Van der Heijden's 86th-minute corner but it was Vitesse's defence, which kept a fourth successive clean sheet, that paved the way to victory.

Heracles enjoyed far more possession but they were simply unable to find a way through the visitors' defence.

John Goossens scored twice to earn 10-man NEC Nijmegen an important 2-0 victory against fellow strugglers VVV-Venlo.

The midfielder set NEC on their way with a 25th-minute free-kick at De Goffert against their second-bottom visitors.

The 53rd-minute dismissal of defender Bram Nuytinck for a professional foul gave VVV hope of getting back into the game, but they could not capitalise and Goossens' second goal - another free-kick - 12 minutes from time sealed a home win.

Groningen edged out Utrecht 1-0 in Saturday's late kick-off.

David Texeira grabbed the only goal of the game on the hour mark, handing the hosts their first victory in four outings.

Utrecht are now without a win in five and sit just five points above the Eredivsie drop zone.