Quick Boys beat De Graafschap in Dutch Cup but Spakenburg go out

Spakenburg were unable to repeat their heroics of last year against Excelsior. Photo: ANP/Gerrit van Keulen

Second division amateurs Quick Boys have made it through to the last 16 of the Dutch Cup after upsetting the odds against Keuken Kampioen Divisie side De Graafschap.

The team from Katwijk won with two goals from 19-year-old striker Sem van Duijn to notch up their second professional scalp, after they beat NAC Breda in the first round.

“Everyone’s looking at me because I scored two goals, and that’s great, but you have to look at the team as well and the way everyone fought for each other in the final minutes,” Van Duijn said after the game.

Team boss Thomas Duivenvoorden said professional teams were taking the second division, the highest level of amateur football, more seriously.

“I thought we showed more initiative and had the best chances. Over the 90 minutes it was a victory we deserved,” he told NOS Langs de Lijn.

Last year’s giant-killers SV Spakenburg, who went all the way to the semi-finals, were unable to repeat the feat as they lost to Eredivisie side Excelsior 3-2 in extra time.

In the other matches there were wins for Groningen, Cambuur Leeuwarden and Fortuna Sittard.

Feyenoord take on Utrecht on Wednesday night, while Ajax travel to Utrecht-based amateurs Hercules on Thursday before cup holders PSV play Twente in the tie of the round.

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