Lambeau rescues victory for Racing against surprise package La Gantoise

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Martin Lambeau scored a crucial winning goal for Royal Racing Club de Bruxelles to secure a 3-2 win over La Gantoise, the surprise package of the Belgian season so far.

Things looked to be going along nicely for Racing when Achille De Chaffoy broke the deadlock and Cédric Charlier doubled his lead in the second half.

Jeremy Gucassoff brilliantly saved a Juan Saladino stroke but Juan Agulleiro did reduce the gap in the 52nd minute before Etienne Thyvenez levelled two minutes later. But Lambeau netted a corner to deprive La Gantoise a point as they slip to fifth place with Racing staying in second.

Waterloo Ducks remain top as they built a 3-0 lead against Leuven in the first 13 minutes thanks to Victor Charlet, Renaud Pangrazio and Nicolas Dumont. Leuven got two goals back with 20 minutes still to go but the Ducks remain top for the winter break.

Dragons moved into the top three courtesy of their 4-0 win over Daring with Henri Raes, Alexander Hendricks, Florent van Aubel and Jeffrey Thys all on the score sheet.

Herakles got their fourth win of the season, a fine 3-1 success at Orée with a Nicolas de Kerpel hat trick. Leopold and Beerschot drew 3-3 and Braxgata beat Pingouin 3-1.