Eerste Divisie: De Graafschap tops Jong Ajax 3-0

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DOETINCHEM. De Graafschap was finally too much to handle for Jong Ajax.

DOETINCHEM. De Graafschap was finally too good for Jong Ajax with the goal of Charlison Benschop (26′), Charlison Benschop (83′) and D. Haen (90′). De Graafschap was vastly superior ball possession (62%) was among the key factors of its victory.​

Also, Jong Ajax had 2 players sent off: K. Hlynsson (42′ for a red card) and N. Viereck (64′ for a red card).

The match was played at the Stadion De Vijverberg stadium in Doetinchem on Friday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Luuk Timmer with the collaboration of Erik Koopman and Joris Westhof. The 4th official was Jac van Dongen. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was cold around 7.1 degrees Celsius or 44.78 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 88%.​

Match Statistics

De Graafschap was in firm control of the ball 62% while Jong Ajax was struggling with a 38% ball possession.

De Graafschap was more aggressive with 91 dangerous attacks and 37 shots of which 10 were on target. Which is one of the reasons De Graafschap won the match.

De Graafschap shot 37 times, 10 on target, 27 off target. Talking about the opposition, Jong Ajax shot 1 times, 0 on target, 1 off target.


No yellow cards were issued to De Graafschap. On the opposite side, Jong Ajax received 1 yellow card (T. Gooijer).

Also, Jong Ajax didn’t manage to end the match with 11 players after

After this match, De Graafschap will have 22 points like Telstar to stay in the 13th place. On the other side, Jong Ajax will stay with 23 points to stay in the 12th place.

Match Events

  • 26'

    Charlison Benschop

  • 36'

    T. Gooijer

  • 42'

    K. Hlynsson

  • 46'

    S. Idumbo-Muzambo

    Sontje Hansen

  • 59'

    A. Henry

    G. Misehouy

  • 59'

    Amourricho van Axel Dongen 

    J. Banel

  • 59'

    N. Viereck

    J. Hato

  • 64'

    N. Viereck

  • 65'

    Siem de Jong

    Lion Kaak

  • 65'

    Giovanni Korte

    B. Önal

  • 81'

    Charlison Benschop (Goal Disallowed)

  • 83'

    Charlison Benschop

  • 84'

    Danzell Gravenberch

    Mees Kaandorp

  • 84'

    D. Haen

    Charlison Benschop

  • 86'

    Xandro Schenk

    Alexander Büttner

  • 90'

    D. Haen

    Giovanni Korte

Next match

In the upcoming Eerste Divisie match, De Graafschap will play away against Almere City on the 20th of January with a 15-4 head to head record in favor of De Graafschap (5 draws).

Jong Ajax will host Roda JC Kerkrade on the 23rd of January with a 5-3 head to head stats in favor of Roda JC Kerkrade (3 draws).

De Graafschap: Formation and Lineups

De Graafschap adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

The manager Adrie Poldervaart chose to play with the following team: Hidde Jurjus (6.6), Robin Schouten (7.8), Jeffrey Fortes (7.6), Rio Hillen (8.1), Alexander Büttner (7.4), Philip Brittijn (7.1), Lion Kaak (7.3), Camiel Neghli (8.3), Mees Kaandorp (6.2), Başar Önal (6.1) and Charlison Benschop (7.2).


De Graafschap made 5 changes: Lion Kaak for Siem de Jong (65′), B. Önal for Giovanni Korte (65′), Charlison Benschop for D. Haen (84′), Mees Kaandorp for Danzell Gravenberch (86′) and Alexander Büttner for Xandro Schenk (90′).

Top player: Camiel Neghli

Probably the most impressive player in De Graafschap was Camiel Neghli even if he didn’t score any goal.

His rating is (8.3) with 41 passes (73% accurate) and 7 key passes. He was won 6 duels out of 11. He performed 4 crosses.

Jong Ajax: Formation and Lineups

Also Jong Ajax adopted the 4-2-3-1 line-up (4-2-3-1).

On the opposite side, Johnny Heitinga played with: Tom de Graaff (8.2), Tristan Gooijer (7.4), Donny Warmerdam (7.4), Jorrel Hato (6.5), Chahine Van Bohemen (6.6), Silvano Vos (6.9), Kristian Hlynsson (6.6), ArJany Martha (6.4), Gabriel Misehouy (6.6), Sontje Hansen (6.1) and Jaydon Banel (6.2).


Jong Ajax made 4 changes: Sontje Hansen for S. Idumbo-Muzambo (46′), G. Misehouy for A. Henry (59′), J. Banel for Amourricho van Axel Dongen  (59′) and J. Hato for N. Viereck (59′).

Best player: Tom de Graaff

The player that probably impressed the most for Jong Ajax was the goalkeeper: Tom de Graaff. His rating is 8.21. He performed 8 saves.

Results of the day

These are the results of the day in the Eerste Divisie


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