In the remainder of the first half Heerenveen got three chances that were all cashed. First Morten Thorsby headed in from a corner and, and a few minutes later, the Norwegian drew the 2-1 with an inserted volley too. Shortly before the break, Arber Zeneli shot the ball through the legs of goalkeeper Diederik Boer: 3-1.
After a break Van Duinen's goal did not go through, as there was already a whistle for Thorsby's hands, who turned the ball on the goal line and therefore promptly allowed to leave with red. Van Duinen then used the penalty. It almost became 3-3 via Zian Flemming, whose bet was on the line by Daniel Hoegh.