SPARTA GO TOP OF GROUP B
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Excelsior, who are looking to join their parent club Feyenoord in the Eredivisie, had a 3-1 win over Cambuur Leeuwarden on Tuesday evening, but their stay at the top was short lived, as Sparta moved above them on goal difference.
Nourdin Boukhari gave Sparta the perfect start, netting on four minutes and David Mendes da Silva doubled the advantage in the second-half.
Dick Kooijman reduced the arrears shortly afterwards, but Silvan Inia made the game safe for Sparta with a goal on 83 minutes.
Inia was a relieved man, as his goal made up for the penalty he missed earlier in the game.
Group A has yet to be fully decided, either Fortuna Sittard or De Graafschap could fall in - depending on which one finishes below the other after Thursday`s final league games of the season.