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Bakker double joy for Cambuur

Erik Bakker netted twice as Cambuur Leeuwarden kept the pressure on the Eredivisie top two with a 3-2 victory over ADO Den Haag on Saturday.

Bakker handed his side a half-time lead before Michiel Kramer and Xander Houtkoop turned things around for ADO.

But Bakker's second and a winner from Lucas Bijker with 10 minutes left handed Leeuwarden the win as they remained third - one point behind leaders PSV, due to take on Vitesse on Sunday.

In fourth and just one point further back, Heerenveen enjoyed a comfortable 3-1 victory over FC Utrecht thanks to a Mark Uth hat-trick.

The 23-year-old German gave the Super Frisians an early lead before adding two more in the second half, while Willem Janssen netted a late consolation for Utrecht.

Excelsior remain fifth after they claimed a battling 3-1 win at home to Heracles thanks to a penalty and a goal from Jeff Stans plus a second-half effort from Daryl van Mieghem after Denni Avdic had put the away side ahead.

AZ moved up to eighth after they recorded their second win of the season - a 3-1 success away to FC Dordrecht.

Goals from Guus Hupperts and Muamer Tankovic put the visitors ahead before Mart Lieder pulled one back for Dordrecht, but Steven Berghuis sealed the win with over 30 minutes left.