Roda climb to fourth
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The three points for the visitors enables Roda to leapfrog four of their rivals in the quest for a European berth.
Tom Soetaers gave Roda the ideal start with the opening goal after four minutes and the second was poached by Yannis Anastasiou (pictured) on 32 minutes.
Vitesse Arnhem lifted themselves away from the relegation zone with a battling 2-1 success over struggling Zwolle.
Michael Jansen put Vitesse ahead just past the half-hour mark but Jhon van Beukering squared the match after an hour.
The hosts immediately forged back in front through Bob Peeters and in injury-time, Zwolle had substitute Bert Zuurman sent off, just nine minutes after he was introduced into the match.
AZ Alkmaar ultimately recorded a convincing home win over NAC Breda, denting the visitors' Uefa Cup aspirations in the process.
Michael Lamey and Kenneth Perez put AZ in command inside 20 minutes but Bart van den Eede teed up a tense second half by reducing the arrears on 54 minutes.
With NAC striving for an equaliser, Ali Elkhattabi wrapped up the points for AZ with three minutes remaining.