By Chris Stanton
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Groningen defeated RKC Waalwijk 1-0 to move into fourth spot on Saturday evening.
Groningen defeated RKC Waalwijk 1-0 to move into fourth spot in De Eredivisie on Saturday evening.
Mark Fledderus sent the Oosterpark Stadion faithful home happy when he netted in the 21st minute.
Groningen leapfrogged Heerenveen who slipped to a 2-1 defeat at Roda JC in a match that finished ten-a-side.
The visitors had been given the perfect start when striker Arnold Bruggink stroked the ball home in the 17th minute.
The game was turned on its head, though, at the start of the second half when Gregoor van Dijk converted a 53rd minute penalty before Simon Cziommer struck in the 65th minute.
Red mist descended at the Parkstad Limburg Stadion in the 74th minute when the hosts' Pa-Modou Kah and the visitors' Lars Nilsson were dismissed for violent conduct following an altercation.
The win sees Roda on to 32 points but the club remain in 12th position.