In the 8pm kick-off AA Gent failed to produce a repeat of their impressive performance the previous Sunday that saw them beat KAS Eupen 6-1. Excel Mouscron showed that they are made of much sterner stuff than Eupen.
Despite going a goal behind after Depoitre put AA Gent one-up on 25 minutes, Excel Mouscron won the game by 2 goals to 1. All the goals fell in the first half with Frank Boya scoring Mouscron’s equaliser on 34 minutes.
Joan Campins scored what turned out to be the winning goal a minute before half time. Despite being in control for much of the second half, AA Gent were unable to score and suffered their first defeat of the new season. The result leaves AA Gent with 4 points from 3 games. Excel Mouscron have 7 points.
Antwerp beaten for the first time this season
Earlier in the evening an exciting climax to the game between Sporting Charleroi and Royal Antwerp FC saw the Zebras beat the Great Old by 2 goals to 1. Mamadou Fall open the scoring for Sporting Charleroi on 60 minutes. Refaelov equalised for Antwerp on 75 minutes.
Perbet missed a penalty 4 minutes later. However, he compensated for this in the 90th minute when he scored the winning goal. Royal Antwerp FC now have 6 points from 3 games. Sporting Charleroi have 5 points.