FC Volendam suffered an expensive loss of points in the battle for the top places in the Kitchen Champion Division with a 1-1 draw in-house against TOP Oss on Friday.

Young PSV made up a 3-0 deficit against MVV Maastricht: 3-3.

FC Volendam took the lead in the first half through a nice free kick from Dean James, but failed to pull the 1-0 over.

TOP Oss determined the final score at 1-1 fifteen minutes before the end by a goal from Dennis van der Heijden.

As a result, FC Volendam remains the number five in the ranking.

The orange shirts are six points behind leader SC Cambuur, which won the top match against number two De Graafschap (0-2) on Thursday.

Number six NEC did not benefit from FC Volendam's slip.

The team from Nijmegen drew 1-1 at home against Roda JC, which was on the field for half an hour with a man less due to a red card for Roland Alberg.

NEC fell behind before half time by a goal by Kees Luijckx and in the 78th minute tied the score with a goal by Thomas Beekman.

NEC then got the chance to score 2-1, but Syb van Ottele missed a penalty.

NEC attacker Thomas Beekman headed in the 1-1 against Roda JC.

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Excelsior connects with sub-top

Excelsior did good business and was the big winner of the evening.

The team from Rotterdam won convincingly at home with 4-1 (all goals were scored in the second half) against Young AZ and rose from eleventh to seventh place.

Elías Már Ómarsson - already good for fifteen goals this season - Tijs Velthuis (own goal), Ahmad Mendes Moreira and Stijn Meijer scored for Excelsior and Des Kunst did something back on behalf of Young AZ with a 3-0 deficit.

The most special match of the evening was the one between MVV and Jong PSV.

MVV was still on a 3-0 lead after 66 minutes by goals from Arne Naudts (twice) and Joeri Schroijen, but then it became 3-3 thanks to hits from Kristófer Kristinsson (twice) and Yorbe Vertessen.

Young Ajax lost a 0-2 lead against FC Den Bosch.

Within five minutes it was already 0-2 by two goals, including a penalty kick, from Brian Brobbey, but even there it was a draw thanks to two hits from substitute Ryan Trotman.

Young FC Utrecht was 2-1 too strong for Helmond Sport.

There the 1-0 fell after forty seconds via Odysseus Velanas.

Lance Duijvestijn was responsible for the equalizing goal fairly soon afterwards and Jeredy Hilterman took care of the 2-1 just before time.

View the results, the program and the stand in the Kitchen Champion Division