NAC end Vitesse unbeaten run
High-flying Vitesse Arnhem saw their six-game unbeaten run ended by a Donny Gorter penalty as NAC Breda secured a 1-0 win. Gorter converted his spot-kick in first-half injury time after Marcus Pedersen felled Anthony Lurling in the area after Vitesse duo Nicky Hofs and Pedersen had collected respective yellow cards.
Heerenveen enjoyed an away win, however, beating Roda JC 2-1 to leave the home side just outside the relegation zone.
The visitors took the lead with two goals in quick succession either side of half-time through Oussama Assaidi (42) and Filip Djuricic (49). Roda hit back six minutes later through Jagos Vukovic, but were unable to find an equaliser.
FC Groningen had a late equaliser from Petter Andersson to thank for salvaging a point from their visit to RKC Waalwijk. RKC had led most of the match after Sander Duits opened the scoring in the 17th minute, but Andersson struck with 17 minutes left to secure a 1-1 draw.
In the day's final game, NEC Nijmegen moved away from the relegation zone with a 1-0 win at Feyenoord thanks to Nick Van der Velden's seventh-minute goal.