Wow! What a performance by Sint Truiden! They had already done the hard work in the previous 9 matches beforehand, but they have absolutely destroyed Mechelen at the Staaien, including an 18 minutes hat trick by Kurt Abrahams in the second half! Mechelen have let themselves down unfortunately from my point of view, and most certainly from their own view as well.
Another team who let themselves down are Standard Liege too, although they’ve gotten away with it for me as they’ve finish well, winning 2-0 at home against Lierse. Finishing 3rd looks a hell of a lot respectable than where they started, gaining just 2 points in their first 4 games I think. Their season summed up has been average. Simply average with the play offs being their saviour, but the players underperformed, but things did at least look more positive than in March!
Lierse battled well throughout their matches and to be honest, not particularly performing will give the club a chance to assess where they are and how they can improve to get a real promotion push going next season.
Finally, Beveren won to give their season a small lift away at Union Saint Gilloise. Two teams who’ll hope to just improve on this season somehow, and with USG, I feel keeping hold of maybe Rajsel and Aoulad will be priority surely.
This group has been the most entertaining to write about by a long stretch as it was anybody’s until matchday 7/8. Sint Truiden have deserved their chance against Genk, and with a tougher group, they may be a bit sharper than De Smurfen but Genk do have real quality and have had the luxury of resting players!