Köteles took charge of a one-one situation with Waasland-Beveren Emond and also diverted a Maric free-kick away from goal.
At the end of the half the Waasland-Beveren keeper Colin Coosemans was also on form, saving a Cavric effort and distracting Cissé so much that he miskicked his shot. The half ended goalless.
The second half saw Waasland-Beveren continue to push forward. However, the excellent Köteles was always on hand to deny Baldé and Köteles.
Genk almost pulled ahead, but Buffel’s timing was not good and the score remained goalless. Kagé (photo) headed Racing Genk to victory in what was the last corner of the game in the 3rd minute of injury time.
The result sees Racing Genk move up to 5th place in the Belgian First Division with 19 points from 12 games. Waasland-Beveren remains second-to-bottom with 11 points.
KVO beaten at Charleroi
KV Oostende returned empty handed from their trip to Charleroi. It was home-grown talent Houdret (photo) that put the Zebras ahead on 9 minutes.
Charleroi’s second goal came on 66 minutes from Kitambala. Although KVO had a number of chances they failed to score and the match ended 2-0 to Sporting Charleroi. The result sees Charleroi level-pegging in joint 9th place with 15 points from 12 games.
Westerlo see off KV Kortrijk
Westerlo ended Saturday evening 3rd in the league after a 2-1 home win against KV Kortrijk.
Westerlo’s goals came from Scheurmans on 18 minutes and Lecomte on 79 minutes Chevalier scored for KV Kortrijk on 61 minutes.
An important result for Cercle
In the lower reaches of the table Cercle Brugge enjoyed an important 2-1 win away at Zulte Waregem.
The win comes despite Zulte Waregem having taken the lead on 13 minutes through Bongonda. Both Cercle’s goals came from Kabananga (on 39 and 78 minutes).
Cercle’s Sukuta-Pasu was given his marching orders for his second bookable offence of the game just before the start of injury time.
The result sees Cercle Brugge move up to 13th place with 12 points from 12 games. Zulte Waregem remains bottom.