Anderlecht keep up the pressure

Anderlecht kept up the pressure on their rivals securing a win against Sint-Truiden on Saturday night.

Last Sunday and Wednesday the Limburg eleven had prevented both AA Gent and Genk from taking top points.

On Saturday too they put up considerable opposition to the Anderlecht onslaught. It was only in the second half that the Brussels squad managed to score thanks to Kanu and Suarez.

It was a disappointing night for Cercle Brugge fans. Cercle lost at home 1 - 0 against KV Mechelen. The result enhanced Mechelen's chances of a place in Europe next season. Gorius scored to make Mechelen victorious.

Charleroi confounded their detractors by winning 2 - 0 at home against Zulte Waregem. Charleroi took six points from their two last matches: good news for fans of the club that is battling against relegation. Eupen and Beerschot need to watch out!

Westerlo came from behind to trounce Kortrijk 2 - 1 in the second half.

On Friday night AA Gent beat Lierse 4 - 1 to strengthen its position.

Anderlecht top the Belgian first division ahead of Racing Genk and AA Gent. At the bottom Charleroi are two points adrift of Lierse.