Foster’s team almost safe from relegation


FARPost had earlier reported that Lyle Foster’s Cercle Brugge need a miracle 4 wins out of 6 games to survive relegation from the Belgian top division to the Belgian Proxumus league next season.

Miraculously, the green and black army were able to grind out the required results winning four out of their last five games defeating KV Mechelen, Sint Truiden, Gent and Royal Excel Mouscron before a 2-1 Derby defeat to local rivals Club Brugge on March 7.

The last game of the regular season was scheduled to be played on March 14 but due to the out break of the Corona virus the game had to be postponed for a later date to be confirmed.

Cercle Brugge are left with a game against KV Oostende who are a point behind them on the log in position 15 with 22 points compared to Cercle’s 23.

Cercle Brugge sit on 14th position with a superior goal difference of +2 against Oostende and a goal difference of +12 against Wasland Bereren who are rooted at the bottom of the log and are the favourites to get relegated should results go Oostende’s way on match day 30 when the league resumes.

In the Belgian top division only one team gets relegated into the second tier so as things stand Brugge are guaranteed safety in the division unless Beveren manage to overturn that +12 goal difference in the last game, even if Brugge lose against Oostende that mission is almost impossible for Beveren.

By Prince Sobayeni 

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