MICHAEL ADUBATO - Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Sebastian Soto scored his first goals since going out on loan as SC Telstar came away with all three points in their romp of Den Bosch in the Eerste Divisie.
SC Telstar 6 - 1 Den Bosch
Sebastian Soto had a very good game on his debut on Monday night as he netted twice for Telstar, which opened up the flood gates as they thrashed their visitors, putting a half dozen goals into the back of the Den Bosch net.
The California native, who is on loan from Norwich City, started the game for the White Lions but was substituted at half time with the team up at the break thanks to his two strikes.
History has shown that Den Bosch has had some terrible results in the past against their hosts and this game was no different. So from the beginning, Telstar went on the attack and had a couple of good chances in the first seven minutes. Soto could have scored even earlier than the 13th minute strike where he was set up by strike partner Glynor Plet and fired the ball past a diving Wouter van der Steen.
The American scored his next in the 29th minutes from a Sven van Doorm corner. Soto got off a good header but the Blue-White Dragons keeper knocked it away but only as far as the pesky Soto who didn't miss with his second attempt.
The #9 didn't come out on the field after the restart, having been replaced Gyliano van Velsen, but the scoring didn't stop. Plet made it 3-0 two minutes into the second half and was then subbed in the 66th minute, the coach feeling that both his front me could have the rest of the night off. Ilias Bronkhorst netted a pair of second half goals and another came from van Velsen. The visitors did collect a consolation goal in the 81st minute to make the score 5-1, but two minutes later they were again down by five.
Telstar are now in fourth place after five games and will look to move up over the weekend when travel to take on PSV II.
Sergino Dest played the last six minutes of Ajax's 2-1 win over Vitesse Arnhem and this could be his last time suiting up for the Amsterdam outfit as the word is that he'll be wearing Barcelona colors soon. Regardless, if he's still there or not, Ajax will take on Groningen over the weekend.
Luca de la Torre never left the bench as his Heracles team shared the points at home with PSV Eindhoven in this 1-1 affair. They'll head to Arnhem over the weekend to take on Vitesse.
Desevio Payne played the last half hour for Emmen as they drew against Willem II. Both teams scored early on with the goals coming in the 5th minute for Emmen and the 13th minute for the visitors. Up next will be a weekend trip to Twente.
Mael Corboz only got to play 14 minutes for GO Ahead Eagles in their stalemate against Volendam where neither team could find a goal on the night. Next up will be at home against Utrecht II.
PSV II made the short trip south to take on NAC Breda and Chris Gloster came off the bench in the 76th minute. Breda came out on top, 2-1. PSV II will take on Telstar next in a Yank vs. Yank fixture.
Ajax II hosted Excelsior Rotterdam and after a goal-less first half, put three past the vistors. Alex Mendez came on in the 66th minute for the Amsterdammers. They'll be looking for their third win in a row when they travel to Breda.