RKC Waalwijk has the first points of this season in the premier league. On a visit to Heracles Almelo, the team of trainer Fred Grim won 1-0, as a result of which RKC handed over the last place to Sparta Rotterdam.
Wing forward Said Bakari determined the final score with his goal in the 26th minute. He broke through on the right side of the field and fired in diagonally.
Just before half-time, the home team had the ideal opportunity to come alongside from the penalty spot. Luuk Wouters clumsily kicked Heracles forward Silvester van der Water over, which punished referee Jannick van der Laan (25 years old), who debuted at the highest level, with a penalty. Rai Vloet’s attempt was cleverly saved by goalkeeper Kostas Lamprou.
RKC held out for the remainder of the game. Before that, the Waalwijkers were assisted by the crossbar in the 82nd minute. Delano Burgzorg fired at the aluminum from a considerable distance.
Because of the victory, the Waalwijkers climb to 15th place. Heracles is two places higher on the rankings with four points, one more than RKC.
One-time international Ola John made his debut at RKC. The 28-year-old wing attacker, who came over from Portuguese Vitoria Guimarães, participated in the last twenty minutes.