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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 18 +28 46
2 18 +37 41
3 19 +15 39
4 18 +5 33
5 17 +21 32
6 18 -1 29
7 18 +9 27
8 18 -3 26
9 18 -5 23
10 18 -4 22
11 18 -11 22
12 18 -6 21
13 18 +0 20
14 18 -13 16
15 18 -15 16
16 18 -9 15
17 18 -23 11
18 18 -25 11

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