It was a night to remember for former captain and coach of the Nigeria Super Eagles Sunday Oliseh and his Dutch second division side Fortuna Sittard as they produced a remarkable come-from-behind performance in a 3-2 win against Jong PSV after trailing by two goals at half time in Monday night’s Eredivisie round 16 fixture.
A seemingly even contest between both sides early on was made one sided within eight minutes when Donyell Malen scored in the 30th minute, followed by Sam Lammers in the 38th minute for Jong PSV, a scoreline that left Sittard with a huge mountain to climb at the break.
Stefan Askovski led the come back with a goal just after the hour mark to halve the deficit at 2-1, but it took some attacking substitutions from coach Oliseh who at some point would have easily taken a draw from a losing position to snatch all three points from two late goals .
An 85th minute penalty converted by Lisandro Semedo brought Oliseh and Sittard a much deserved equalizer following their relentless pressure.
But as the home fans seemed settled for a draw, then came a surprise turnaround, Stefan Askovski scored his second of the night and match winner a minute after the equalizer to make it 3-2 for the visitors with 4 minutes to spare.
The home side will go on to finish the game with 10 men as Albert Gudmundsson received his matching orders deep into added time with frustration setting in.
If Oliseh eventually go on to secure promotion to the Dutch Eredivisie (first division), tonight’s game will be remembered as the catalyst in a brilliant campaign so far this season in the Dutch second division.
With 32 points from 16 matches, Fortuna Sittard are on a 3-game win streak. They are in second position, level on points with third placed Jong Ajax but with a superior goals difference. Both teams are four points shy of table toppers NEC Nijmegen.
Up next for Fortuna Sittard is a home clash against RKC Waalwijk on Friday.