NAC Breda climbed to seventh with a 3-1 victory over Sparta Rotterdam, while Willem II beat ADO Den Haag 2-1 to ease their relegation fears.
Glen Salmon broke the deadlock for NAC after 31 minutes and Edwin de Graaf grabbed a second ten minutes into the second half.
Maceo Rigters' goal in the 78th minute effectively killed off any hope Sparta had of mounting a comeback, but Sjaak Polak did score from the penalty spot nine minutes from time.
Bottom club ADO took the lead against Willem II when Sanli Kolk pounced after 16 minutes.
But Brazilian striker Cristiano scored his first goal for Willem II after 32 minutes to draw the sides level, and then fired home a winner after 62 minutes.
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