KENYA BROWN - Thursday, August 24, 2017
Matt Miazga came off the bench for a second straight game for Vitesse as they held to the top spot in the Eredivisie following their win over Roda JC.
Vitesse won their second game of the season as the took all three points in the 3-1 victory over Roda JC at the
Parkstad Limburg Stadion.
Last season's Dutch Cup winners continued to impress this early in the season following their 4-1 hammering of NAC Breda last week.
The visitors opened the scoring in the 40th minute through Tim Matavz. Frederic Ananou's horrible back pass fell to the Slovenian and he curled his shot past goalkeeper Hidde Jurjus.
However, Roda would level the score in the 64th minute when Milot Rashica brought down a player in the area. Simon Gustafson would step up to take the penalty, but his shot hit the post. Luckily, for Roda, the ball hit goalkeeper Remko Pasveer and went into the net.
Thomas Bruns would give Vitesse the lead again as his free kick beat Jurjus. Guram Kashia put the game out of reach as he scored the visitor's third goal 10 minutes from time.
The win leaves Vitesse on top of the standings after two games.
Elsewhere in the Eredivisie, Desevio Payne watched from the bench as Excelsior would fall 1-0 to defending league champions Feyenoord.
In the Eerstedivisie, Andrija Novakovich started his first game for Telstar and notched his an assist in their 2-2 tie with Eindhoven.
Brendan Hines-Ike started for Orebro in their 3-0 loss to Hammarby.
Mix Diskerrud started for IFK Goteborg in their 1-1 tie with Hacken.
Josh Wicks was between the sticks for Sirius in their 1-0 loss to IFK Norrkoping.
Romain Gall started in GIF Sundsvall's 3-1 loss to Kalmar.
In the Supperettan, Alex De John and Andrew Stadler came off the bench for Dalkurd in the team's 3-0 win over Norrby.
Stefan Antonijevic came off the bench in Lillestrom's 2-1 win over Valerenga.
Alex Horwath got the start again for Brann in their 4-2 win over Viking.
Rubio Rubin came off the bench for Stabaek in their 3-2 win over Molde.
Brian Span started for Mariehamn in their 2-1 loss to KuPS.
In the Ykkonen, Christian Eissele continues to score for Jaro as he bagged the lone goal in their 1-0 win over OPS.
Daniel Stevens started for GrIFK Grankulla in their 3-0 loss to KPV.
Etchu Tabe and Felix da Bona were in the starting lineup for EIF in their 4-0 thrashing by TPS.
Shawn Barry started for Korona Kielce in their 2-0 loss to Piast Gliwice.
Perry Kitchen started for Randers in their 1-1 tie with Silkeborg.
Theoson Jordan Siebatcheu started and scored a goal for Reims in their 3-0 win over Bourg-en-Bresse.
Maki Tall started for Tours in their 2-1 loss to Niort.
Quentin Westberg watched from the bench as Auxerre fell 3-1 to Orleans.