The duel for the leader’s place in the Challenger Pro League between SK Beveren and RDW Molenbeek did not produce a winner. Both teams held each other at 1-1 after a tough, but entertaining game at the Freethiel. Only a better goal difference separates leader Beveren from his pursuer after fourteen rounds.
With the lead as the bet, the numbers one and two made it a tough match in the first period. Both teams rarely showed themselves in the danger zone and mainly focused on the physical duels. Goalkeepers Reus and Defourny never got into trouble. Just before half-time, Beverse striker Barry (45.+1) changed that out of nowhere with a great goal. From the turn he curled his place ball into the far corner. The Frenchman has already scored 10 goals this season and takes the lead in the top scorer standings.
After the break, both teams opted for the same tactic. The supporters again saw many duels in midfield and few goal chances. When the clock expired, RWDM showed itself to be the best footballing team. It eventually resulted in a goal for the visitors. After a wide-drawn combination with Youssef Challouk, striker Mickael Biron (56.) worked the 1-1 against the ropes. Despite a few water chances on both sides of the field, the balance between the two teams was not disturbed.
SK Beveren retains its leading position in the standings with 28 points from fourteen games. Thanks to a better goal difference (+17), the RWDM (+16), which has the same number of points, stays ahead. Beerschot, which won 1-0 against Club NXT earlier in the day, is two points behind.