JPL’s top clubs keep on winning

By | January 23, 2017

Timmy Simons – captain of leaders Club Brugge (copyright John Chapman).

The top four clubs (Club Brugge, Anderlecht, Zulte Waregem and Oostende) all won last weekend while Gent replaced Charleroi – whom they defeated – in the top six. The most impressive display came from Club Brugge who won 3-0 against a disappointing Standard Liege at Sclessin. For Brugge, Colombian winger José Izquierdo was outstanding and Jelle Vossen notched his 13th goal of the season.

After their defeat, Standard are dropping further away from the top six and must visit Eupen on Thursday evening.  Standard’s keeper did not have an outstanding match – name not divulged as he’s suffered enough in the media. None of the other victors in the current top six were impressive, with Anderlecht needing two penalties to win against Sint Truiden, one of them being distinctly dodgy.

Zulte Waregem will be glad that they have put an end to their run of games without a win, after defeating Kortrijk 3-2 at the Golden Spurs stadium. The winning goal came from the penalty spot but they won’t mind about that.

Oostende, Gent and Racing Genk squeezed out single goal wins but KV Mechelen lost at home to lowly Westerlo after keeper Colin Coosemans went walkabout, lost the ball and gave Trinidad International Khaleem Hyland a chance – accepted – to score from distance in the 89th minute.

There’s a full league programme in the next few days with the Playoffs challengers lining up as follows:

Tuesday 24 January



Zulte Waregem – Mouscron

Wednesday 25 January

Club Brugge-Beveren



Sint Truiden- KV Mechelen

Thursday 26 January

Eupen-Standard Liege

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