Four matches, four draws, one sacking

Four of this weekend’s eight First Division games were played on Saturday evening. Despite a total of 10 goals being scored all four games ended in draws. After Lokeren’s goalless draw with KV Oostende, the club decided to part company with their manager Peter Maes (photo above)

Sporting Lokeren’s goalless draw sees them remain 15th with just 6 points from 12 games. KV Oostende are 9th with 12 points. 

Once again the league champions Club Brugge dropped valuable league points. This time they got no further than a 2-2 draw away at Sint-Truiden. Sint-Truiden took the lead through Daichi Kamada on 18 minutes.  Club Brugge equalized on 31 minutes through a Hans Vanaken penalty.

The first half ended 2-1 in Club Brugge’s favour thanks to a Siebe Schrijvers goal on 41 minutes. However, an own goal by Mats Rits on 78 minutes made for a final score of 2-2. The result sees Club Brugge remain 2nd with 27 points from 12 games. Sint-Truiden are 7th with 18 points. 

A draw in a match both teams needed to win

Neither Zulte Waregem nor Excel Mouscron will be happy with the 2-2 result of their match on Saturday evening. A Godeau own goal on 13 minutes and Bongonda goal 10 minutes later saw Zulte Waregem take a 2-0 lead. However 2 goals from Frantzdy Pierrot on 28 and 57 minutes made for a final score of 2-2.

The result sees Zulte Waregem remain bottom with 6 points from 12 games. Excel Mouscron also have 6 points and are 14th

West Flemish derby ends 1-1

An assist by the youngest brother of Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, Kylian was instrumental in a 58th minute Xavier Mercier goal that salvaged a point for Cercle Brugge in their game against KV Kortrijk.

KV Kortrijk’s goal came from Jovan Stojanovic on 35 minutes. The result leaves Cercle Brugge in 11th place with 13 points from 12 games. KV Kortrijk are 8th with 15 points.