KENYA BROWN - Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Matt Miazga ended his loan spell in the Dutch Eredivisie with a win while Josh Wicks and Sirius gave a thrashing to their foes in Sweden over the weekend.
The Dutch Cup winners ended their season on a positive note as they walked away with a comfortable 3-0 win over Roda JC at the GelreDome.
Matt Miazga started his final game for Vitesse in the win and played the entire 90 minutes.
Ricky van Wolfswinkel, the hero for the team that won the cup weeks ago, opened the scoring for the host in the third minute of play as he pounced on the ball that came crashing of the post and easily tapped it in from close range.
Van Wolfswinkel doubled Vitesse's lead well into the second half as the team put pressure on Roda's defense, allowing them to steal the ball and Alexander Buttner providing the pass that allowed the Dutch forward to easily tap in another shot.
Lewis Baker scored the team's third deep into stoppage time as Milot Rashica passed the ball onto the Englishman and he lobbed his shot over Roda goalkeeper Benjamin van Leer.
Vitesse end the Eredivisie season in fifth place in the standings with 51 points.
In the Eerste Divisie, Shane O'Neill started for NAC Breda in their 2-0 win over Almere City. The team will now head to the promotion playoffs.
Sirius scored four unanswered goals, leading to a comfortable 4-1 win over Elfsborg in the Allsvenskan.
Josh Wicks started in goal for Sirius in the win.
The host were given a shock four minutes into the game when they failed to clear a cross in the area and Per Frick would then head the ball past an outstretched Wicks.
However, Elfsborg's did not hold on to the lead for long as Christer Gustafsson levelled the score in the 12th minute. Moses Ogbu did well to bring down a lobbed pass and held on to the ball before passing it on to the Swede who drilled his shot past Elfsborg goalkeeper Kevin Stuhr-Ellegaard.
Sirius took the lead in the 61st minute when Oscar Pehrsson headed his shot past Stuhr-Ellegaard from an Alexander Nilsson free kick.
Ogbu went on to score the final two goals of the game for Sirius to ensure the three points. His first came in the 75th minute when his first shot was stopped by Stuhr-Ellegaard, but he did not miss the second chance as the ball came back to his feet and he tapped it in from close range.
His second came six minutes later as teammate Kingsley Sarfo passed the ball on to the Nigerian forward and he sidestepped the goalkeeper before easily sotting it home.
The win moves Sirius up to third place in the standings with 14 points.
Elsewhere in the Allsvenskan, Brendan Hines-Ike started for Orebro in their 1-0 loss to AIK.
Mix Diskerud started in IFK Goteborg's 1-0 loss to Djurgarden.
Romain Gall came off the bench for GIF Sundsvall in their 0-0 tie with Jönköpings Södra.
In the Superettan, Matt Pyzdrowski started in goal for Helsingborg in their 2-2 tie with Frej.
Alex de John started for Dalkurd in their 3-0 win over Trelleborg.
Bjorn Johnsen started and assisted on a goal while Perry Kitchen watched from the bench as Hearts suffered a 2-1 loss to Rangers.
Ethan Horvath started in goal for Club Brugge in their 1-1 tie with Anderlecht. Brugge are in second place in the Championship playoff standings and look to hold on to the qualifying spot for the Champions League.
Kenny Saief started for Gent in their 1-1 tie with Charleroi.
Theoson Jordan Siebatcheu started for Châteauroux in their 2-0 win over Lyon Duchère.
Caleb Stanko started for Vaduz in their 2-0 loss to St. Gallen.
Brian Span start for Mariehamn in their 3-0 win ove PS Kemi.
In the Ykkonen, Christian Eissele started for Jaro in their 0-0 tie with GRIFK.
Felix de Bona started while Etchu Tabe came off te bench for Ekenas IF in their 2-0 loss to Haka.
Aaron Schoenfeld came off the bench for Maccabi Tel-Aviv in their 2-1 loss to Maccabi Petah Tikva.