Roda, RKC & NEC stage three late late comebacks

Roda 2 – Groningen 1 (Eredivisie, August 6, 2011) Roda fell behind to a Leandro Bacuna penalty after Ruud Vormer was sent off for the foul. Roda roared back thanks to Mark-Jan Fledderus’ free-kick 14 minutes from time and Sanharib Malki when he slotted home after receiving a pass from Mads Junker two minutes from time.

RKC Waalwijk 2 – Heracles 2 (Eredivisie, August 6, 2011) Heracles led through Everton in the 32nd minute and the three points looked all but certain when Glynor Plet’s deflected strike found the net ten minutes from time. However, RKC were given a chance to get back into the game when Antoine van der Linden tripped Ricky ten Voorde in the box, conceding a penalty which Robert Braber converted. Van der Linden was sent off for the foul, and Heracles could not hold on as Ten Voorde levelled at the death.

Heerenveen 2 – NEC Nijmegen 2 (Eredivisie, August 6, 2011) Heerenveen had looked on course for a comfortable opening-day win when Luciano Narsingh’s 70th minute strike had fired them into a two-goal lead after Oussama Assaidi’s opener.The hosts threw away victory in a breathless end to the match, though, when Bram Nuytinck pulled a goal back on 83 minutes and, after Viktor Elm was shown a straight red card, Stef Nijland snatched a share of the spoils.