Heerenveen started moderately at De Vijverberg and De Graafschap immediately smelled blood. The Super Farmers took the initiative, but it did not yield a goal. Halfway through the first half, Heerenveen came into the game better. Chidera Ejuke and Mitchell van Bergen were threatening a number of times, but no goals were scored on this side of the field.
Somewhat against the proportions De Graafschap then took the lead after about half an hour of play. Mohamed Hamdaoui started a dribble on the left side of the field, created an opening for himself and fired the ball into the long corner: 1-0.
Plenty to discuss, therefore, for Heerenveen coach Jansen in the break, but the desired effect also failed to materialize in the second half. Ted van de Pavert quickly put the home team at 2-0 and two minutes later the third goal, by former Heracles Almelo player Joey Konings, was also in the net. Heerenveen did little to counter this and was not able to become really dangerous for De Graafschap’s goal.
Halfway through the second half, Daryl van Mieghem made the score even more painful for Heerenveen by making De Graafschap’s fourth goal. The away team got no further than an honorary goal from Rein Smit and saw how Konings made it 5-1 just before the end. So there is work to be done for Jansen, who must absolutely not be satisfied with the game of his team.