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Les Mauves Grip Loosens…

Going into this weekend’s fixtures I wondered could the race be back on? Eight points have been halved this week and the thanks have to go to Charleroi really and Hamdi Harbaoui, but look at Sunday and yesterday, those circling the drain are now circling Anderlecht in the aim to pick up the scraps…

And with Anderlecht, they followed up their midweek defeat with a weekend draw away at Gent. Always going to be a tough ask to take a win back home, especially with their squad rotation needed due to recent fixture congestion, I thought that Gent may have actually capitalized to win themselves. A 0-0 draw was all that happened which will please Anderlecht more than De Buffalo’s, but above all else, it just may have pleased Club Brugge more!

Following this, KV Oostende welcomed Charleroi, surely buoyed by their precious away win, hoping in the process, it didn’t take too much out of them physically and mentally. In a game of few chances on the whole, a mistake would be needed to settle it. A mistake in the form of a second yellow card for Damien Marcq conceding a penalty in which Sebastien Siani dispatched.

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Ending 1-0 at the Versluys Arena, De Kustboys were just relieved to claim their first win since beating Westerlo in late February! Charleroi couldn’t repeat their midweek heroics, but with little turnaround and another away fixture, to win was a lot to ask.

Finally Club Brugge hosted Zulte Waregem, where last time these 2 met in Brugge, Zulte were demolished 5-0! And with the start, it looked like pay back was on the cards. Timothy Derijck hit the back of the net after just 6 minutes. Definitely not the start the hosts wanted. The midweek victory for Brugge seemed ages away after that start. However, the game turned on its head before the half. Hans Vanaken equalised before Romanian youngster Dorin Rotariu didn’t only complete the turn around, but win the game in the process! 

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A much needed win looking at how this weekends matches went and now has closed the gap to just 4 points! I’m still sure Anderlecht will loft the title, but with 4 matches left, will there be more twists? 

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