De Graafschap back in top-flight
By Peter ORourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Michael van der Kruis's last minute goal was enough to give De Graafschap the win to see them finish top of Group B with 13 points.
Mounir El Hamdaoui gave Excelsior the lead on 20 minutes, but Ilja van Leerdam drew De Graafschap level right on the stroke of half time.
Van Leerdam netted his second four minutes after the break to give De Graafschap the lead before Rene van Dieren replied for Excelsior on 67 minutes.
The game looked to end all-square until van der Kruis's last-gasp goal, which earned De Graafschap promotion straight back into Eredivisie after one season out of Holland's top-flight.
In the other Group B game, Heracles came from two goals down to draw with already relegated Volendam.
Goals from Karim Bridji (61) and Cerezo Fung A Wing (68) put Volendam in control, but Heracles pulled a goal back almost immediately through Wiel Trustfull.
Ywi Rose earned Heracels a share of the spoils with an equaliser ten minutes from time.
In Group A, Vitesse Arnhem, who retained their Eredivisie place on Monday, beat Sparta Rotterdam thanks to goals from Emile Mbamba (68), and veteran Peter van Vossen (70).
In the other Group A match, VV Venlo beat Helmond Sport 3-0 - courtesy of goals from Arno Arts (10), Ken Leemans (15) and Bas Jacobs (52).