Lokeren’s first goal came on 9 minutes when Dutra headed home a Patosi cross. Genk has a golden opportunity to equalise ten minutes later when they were awarded a penalty for hands inside the box by Lokeren’s Odoi.
However, Jelle Vossen’s effort was saved by the Lokeren keeper Copa. Sporting Lokeren went two-up 10 minutes from half time through Vanaken.
Despite playing the second half with a man less, Sporting Lokeren were able to maintain their lead and the match ended 2-0. The result sees Lokeren move up to sixth place with 29 points for 18 games. KRC Genk is fifth with 35.