Four First Division clubs fall at first hurdle

In Wednesday evening’s Belgian Cup action, a quarter of the First Division clubs that taking part failed to beat lower league opposition in what was the first round of the competition with teams from the top flight.

The biggest surprise of the evening was Third Division Olsa Brakel 6-1 home win against First Division Westerlo.

Brakkel took the lead after just 2 minutes of play and was in the driving seat throughout the game. Another Third Division side through to the next round is Koksijde.

The West Flemings’ game against Mouscron-Péruwelz was goalless after extra time, but Koksijde won the penalty shootout 4-3.

Second Division Racing Mechelen (photo) enjoyed at 1-0 win away at Racing Genk. A Yagan penalty on 71 minutes was enough to give the boys in green victory.

Lommel United is the other Second Division team through to the next round after a 2-1 win against Waasland Beveren. Both teams scored a goal from the penalty spot, while Lommel’s winning goal was an own goal by Sousa.

Close but no cigar

Patro Eisden came close to producing the shock of the night. After 90 minutes the Second Division club from Limburg province had held the league Champions Sporting Anderlecht to a 3-all draw.

However, extra time goals from Mitrovic and Conte meant that Anderlecht rather that Patro go through to the next round.

Goal feast at Sint-Gillis-Waas

First Division Cercle Brugge put 7 past Fourth Division Sint-Gillis Waas to win their cup tie 7-1. The visitors’ goals came from Dusenne, Valcke (x2), Godee, Buyl (x2) and Vanroose. Sint-Gillis-Waas scored from the penalty spot through Jim Van Osselaer.

Wednesday evening’s other results

Sporting Charleroi 2-0 Eupen
Woluwe-Zaventen 1–3 KV Oostende
Dessel Sport 0- 2 KV Mechelen
OH Leuven 1-3 KV Kortrijk
Club Brugge 6-1 Eendracht Aalst
RFC Antwerp 0-4 Zulte Waregem
Lierse SK 4-0 Sint-Truiden
UR Namur 1-3 AA Gent
Sporting Lokeren 6-0 Sint-Eloois-Winkel
Heist 0-3 Standard de Liège