A thousand cardboard ‘supporters’ sat on De Vijverberg on Sunday. With the campaign ‘Smoel op de Stoel’ these chairs were sold to raise money for cancer research. A thousand fans bought a chair to be present in cardboard form at the game between De Graafschap and FC Eindhoven. The players of the Super farmers also entered the field in special shirts, which will be auctioned for charity after the game. After the victory of Almere City, which won 4-1 against Excelsior on Friday, De Graafschap must try to win to lift the lead over the number three of the Kitchen Champion Division to four again.
The first chance of the game, however, was for mid-engine FC Eindhoven, via Dico Jap Tjong. During the game, De Graafschap became stronger, which resulted in opportunities for Ralf Seuntjens and Daryl van Mieghem. Nevertheless, FC Eindhoven managed to get the rest relatively easily without a problem. De Graafschap also had the upper hand in the first phase of the second half, but that hardly led to any great opportunities. Van Mieghem saw a shot being blocked with an hour on the clock.
In the meantime, FC Eindhoven came out dangerous in the switch, although a bet by Jasper Dahlhaus was thwarted in time. On behalf of the home team, Jasper van Heertum and Danny Verbeek in the next phase possibilities, but they knew goalkeeper Ruud Swinkels don’t really get in trouble. The closing post was tested ten minutes before time by substitute Melvin Platje, although he was later also flagged back for offside. After Verbeek had missed another chance, Platje gave De Graafschap a victory in injury time. The attacker hired from Bali United completed the only goal of the game at the request of Van Mieghem.