Cellar-dwellers Willem II broke through to win their first game of the Eredivisie season, triumphing over over Vitesse 1-0 on Saturday.
While Willem are still three points shy of second-last VVV Venlo and 11 points adrift of safety, the beleaguered club finally gave their fans something to cheer about by chalking up their first win in 20 games.
Teenage striker Rangelo Janga was the hero for Willem, scoring in the 26th minute at the Koning Willem II Stadion.
De Graafschap brought up their second-consecutive win in thrilling fashion, beating Feyenoord away at De Kuip courtesy of an 88th-minute goal from Leon Broekhof.
NAC Breda twice pegged back NEC at the Stadion De Goeffert to force a 2-2 draw with their mid-table rivals.
Bjorn Vleminckx continued his standout season with a 39th-minute strike, but it was cancelled out 13 minutes from time by Breda’s Nemanja Gudelj.
NEC’s John Goossens quickly restored the home side’s lead two minutes later, but they were denied victory by a 90th-minute equaliser from Marvin van der Pluijm.
AZ Alkmaar could not penetrate the defence of Heracles at the Polman Stadion in their 0-0 draw.