KV Mechelen’s well-earned winning goal came twelve minutes from time when Yoni Buyens’ left-foot shot beat the Germinal Beerschot keeper Pacovski.
Earlier KV Mechelen’s Nong came close to scoring with a header.
Germinal Beerschot’s best effort came from MacDonald on the hour.
However, his shot went over the bar. It was a good result for KV Mechelen.
With six matches to go until the first division splits into two play-off pools, KV Mechelen are in the top six.
This would see them playing against the cream of Belgian football for a place in Europe.