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NEC relegated from Eredivisie

11 May 2014 22:38

NEC will play in the Eerste Divisie for the first time since 1994 next season after a 4-1 aggregate defeat to Sparta Rotterdam on Sunday.

After losing the first leg of their relegation play-off 1-0 on Friday, NEC were unable to overturn that deficit as Sparta ran out 3-1 winners in Nijmegen.

The visitors raced into a 3-0 lead by half-time and although Ryan Koolwijk pulled a goal back for NEC they were unable to complete a recovery, and will join Roda in the second tier next season.

The result caps a rollercoaster eight days for NEC, who sparked joyous scenes in the stands after avoiding automatic relegation last weekend with a 2-2 draw against Ajax.

Sparta move onto the final round of the play-offs as they look to climb back into the Eredivisie against Dordrecht.

Meanwhile, RKC Waalwijk live to fight another day as they moved into the third round with a 2-1 aggregate win over De Graafschap.

After finishing 16th in the Eredivisie this season, Waalwijk must now beat Excelsior to preserve their top-flight status for another season.

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Eredivisie table

# Team MP D P
1 12 +25 33
2 12 +25 25
3 12 +5 25
4 12 +6 22
5 12 -2 20
6 12 +8 19
7 12 +7 19
8 12 -2 18
9 12 -1 17
10 12 -2 17
11 12 -4 15
12 12 -4 14
13 12 -3 12
14 12 -9 11
15 12 -12 10
16 12 -7 9
17 12 -16 9
18 12 -14 7

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