Despite a slip-up at the start, our Groen-Zwart translated a strong match against Seraing into a fine victory. Cercle were consistently the better and more dangerous team, but had to chase the game for half an hour after conceding an early goal. Siquet opened the scoring for the Association with a nice free kick, after which the inevitable Ueda made the difference with two goals.
The visitors were urgently looking for points and took the lead with their first attack. After a long run from Mansoni, Marius received the ball centrally; the attacker left Warleson without a chance with an angled shot in the third minute. Cercle immediately reacted via Ueda, whose effort was blocked by goalkeeper Dietsch. The Groen-Zwart had the upper hand, but for a long time did not find a hole in the visitors’ defence. Nevertheless, Cercle would completely change the situation, and in record time. On the half hour, Cercle had a free kick just outside the box. It was drilled into the net by Siquet, who hit the ball past Dietsch's reach. Barely 1 minute and 27 seconds later it was another goal. The unmarked Ueda was found centrally, after which the Japanese coolly scored his twelfth goal of the season. Cercle retained their dominance and deservedly took the lead at the interval.
After the break, the Groen-Zwart continued to look for another, to kill the game off. Denkey, who had already seen a header saved by Dietsch, turned several visiting players in the 55th minute and then sent Ueda through perfectly. Seraing's goalkeeper had no chance again as Cercle were dominant and continued to play together while being dangerous. Denkey just failed to score on a fine cross from Deman before Daland's perfect header hit the crossbar and Denkey's shot went just wide. The lead could therefore have been even bigger and Cercle were not in trouble at any time. So it was three deserved points for the Groen-Zwart, as we remain well-placed in the top eight.
Cercle: Warleson, Popovic, Ravytch, Daland (Miangue 87'), Siquet (Hotic 70'), Vanhoutte, Francis (Van Der Bruggen 64'), Deman, Somers (Decostere 87'), Ueda (Gboho 70') and Denkey.
Seraing: Dietsch, Opare, Nekadio, Lepoint, Sambu, Ba, Lahssaini (Vagner 72'), Sissoko (Kilota 82'), Poaty, Mansoni, Mvoue and Marius.
Goals: Marius 3' (1-0), Siquet 32' (1-1), Ueda 33' (2-1), Ueda 55' (3-1)