Where Leeuwenburgh did not look good with the opening goal, he played a positive leading role just before half-time. The goalkeeper managed to tap a hard header from Gervane Kastaneer over the goal with a cat-like reflex.
FC Groningen, which had just started the way up via successive victories over Go Ahead Eagles and Fortuna Sittard, played an extremely weak first half. A chance from Jørgen Strand Larsen was the most important achievement after half an hour, but goalkeeper Kostas Lamprou stood in the way.
Even after the break FC Groningen made an unimaginative impression, but because PEC Zwolle was unable to push through, Danny Buijs’s team kept a view on a result.
FC Groningen created almost nothing, but nevertheless came alongside undeservedly fifteen minutes before the end. From a corner kick Thomas van den Belt made a bad head into his own goal (1-1).
In the absolute final phase, Siemen Vloet was very close to the winning goal for PEC, but his header ended on the crossbar. Schreuder therefore has to wait a little longer for his first victory in the Eredivisie.