Sizzling Vossen helps Genk retain the lead

In-form striker Jelle Vossen scored twice in the Limburg derby at Sint-Truiden, helping league leaders KRC Genk to a 2-0 win. The present sensation in Belgian football takes his tally to 12 goals in only 8 matches in the Belgian league.

One of the season's toughest matches for KRC Genk is traditionally the confrontation with Limburg neighbours Sint-Truiden.

League leaders Genk travelled to Stayen yesterday evening and the hosts kept a clean sheet in the first half, 0-0 at the break. It was the first time this season that KRC Genk were unable to score a goal in the first half.

Sint-Truiden even had the best chance before the break, but striker Camara hit the post.

Genk kept their calm and counted on striker Jelle Vossen to make the difference. The plan worked: Vossen volleyed home an Ndabashinze Dugarry cross past Sint-Truiden goalkeeper Sven Van der Jeugt after 66 minutes, adding a second one in the dying minutes of the game.

Everything goes right for Jelle Vossen

Sint-Truiden played a good match, but was left empty-handed. Coach Guido Brepoels was disappointed: "Jelle Vossen touched the ball twice and that says it all."

Jelle Vossen was happy to score again: "My first goal is the result of a lot of confidence. Normally, I would have controlled the ball first before shooting, and I would have the chance to score."

KRC Genk extend their lead over Anderlecht to five points, but Anderlecht still have a game in hand, tonight at Lierse.