BRENDAN WIMBERLY - Sunday, October 21, 2012
Charles Kazlauskas went the full 90 for Helmond who saw their winless streak stretch to five with Friday's draw against Go Ahead Eagles while Jozy Altidore served his red card suspension.
Helmond Sport 2 - 2 Go Ahead Eagles
Charles Kazlauskas played the entire match for Helmond Sport on Friday, as an 89th minute Jop van der Linden own goal allowed them to grab a late tie against Go Ahead Eagles at home.
With numerous injuries to Helmond's starting lineup, Eagles controlled the early stages of the game and were able to capitalize through Marnix Kolder in the 34th minute. Joey Suk supplied the cross which led to the opening goal.
Eagles lead became 2-0 in the 68th minute when Sjoerd Overgoor found Xander Houtkoop free in the box and the 23 year old was able to beat Helmond keeper Wouter van der Steen.
Helmond answered five minutes later. Seconds after getting brought on, 18 year old midfielder Arne van Geffen crossed for Davy Brouwers, who headed home to cut the score to 2-1 in the 73rd minute.
Van der Linden's 89th minute error off of a corner allowed Helmond to grab a late point which saw them pass Cambuur into second place in the Eerste Divisie.
Playing out of position, Kazlauskas had a relatively quiet day along Helmond's defense.
Helmond are next in action on Friday when they travel to take on Emmen while Eagles face Dodrecht on the same day.
Jozy Altidore was suspended for AZ's 2-0 loss to NEC Breda