Sc Heerenveen lost the home game against PEC Zwolle on Saturday.

Without the corona infected Henk and Joey Veerman, the Frisians lost 0-2.

The lack of club top scorer Henk Veerman in particular, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday morning with Joey Veerman, made itself felt just before half-time in the Abe Lenstra Stadium, where two thousand fans sat in the stands.

Siem de Jong hit the post with a shot from close range.

PEC was already leading 0-1 by a goal from Pelle Clement in the 28th minute.

The midfielder shot the ball with his left foot in the far corner, just outside the reach of Heerenveen goalkeeper Erwin Mulder.

After the break Heerenveen dictated the game, but it was PEC that came to 0-2.

Defender Bram van Polen, who added one year to the 'Blauwvingers' on Friday, headed in a corner midway through the second half.

Despite a final offensive by Heerenveen, PEC's victory was no longer in danger.

Due to the defeat, Heerenveen may fall further behind in the battle for the play-offs for European football.

The Frisians are tenth and have two points less than number eight Heracles, which will meet FC Emmen on Sunday.

The numbers five to eight play play-offs for a ticket to the new Conference League.

PEC was almost certain of enforcement in the Eredivisie and can play the season quietly under trainer Bert Konterman.

The people of Zwolle, who fired trainer John Stegeman in February due to relegation concerns, occupy eleventh place and are approaching Heerenveen to two points.

View the results, the program and the position in the Eredivisie