Racing Genk moves up to fourth place in the league after an at times hard fought 4-3 win away at third-placed Sporting Lokeren.
The supporters that braved the cold to go and watch the match were rewarded with some entertaining football and plenty of goals. Genk’s win brings to an end a serious of 7 straight win for Lokeren.
Ivan Leko (photo) opened the scoring for Lokeren with a well-place free kick on 26 minutes. However, the East Flemings’ joy was short-lived and Jelle Vossen scored from the penalty spot after Overmeire has brought down Gorius inside the box.
Vossen put Racing Genk 2-1 up on 35 minutes. The first half ended 2-1 in the visitors favour.
The second half saw Jelle Vossen (photo) score again on 60 minutes after a terrible blunder by the Lokeren keeper Copa.
The ball just seemed to slip through his fingers. Lokeren weren’t going to go down without a fight though and goals from Mokulu on 68 minutes and Koen Persoons on 76 minutes saw them draw level.
However, the great escape was not to be and Steven Joseph-Monrose’s 85th minute goal sealed it for Racing Genk. Racing Genk is now 4th with 32 points from 18 games. Sporting Lokeren is 3rd with 33 points.