PEC Zwolle advance to final

PEC Zwolle reached the KNVB Beker final for the first time since 1977 by beating NEC Nijmegen 2-1 at the IJsseldelta Stadion.

The two-time runners-up will tackle either AZ Alkmaar or Eredivisie leaders Ajax on April 19 after goals from Jesper Drost (29) and Maikel Van der Werff (81) ended NEC's challenge at the last-four stage.

Kevin Conboy had halved the deficit with a 39th-minute goal against the Bluefingers, but the 2000 cup finalists would ultimately come up short.