The Ajax Women on Friday a good start to the play-offs for the title in the Eredivisie. The Amsterdammers won in own home with 3-1 PEC Zwolle.
Ajax was halfway already 3-0 ahead through goals scored by Marjolijn van den Bighelaar, Merel van Dongen and Desiree van Lunteren.
The team of coach Benno Nihom left after resting the reigns a little bit to celebrate and let PEC Zwolle still come back to 3-1 thanks to a hit by Abby Holmes.
Ajax decided recently the regular season as the number two with 36 points, but at the start of the so-called kampioensgroep were the points halved.
The defending champion is now on 21 points and leads with one point voorssprng on closest pursuer FC Twente in the rankings. SC Heerenveen, PEC Zwolle and PSV follow with, respectively, twelve, twelve and eleven points.
FC Twente next week Sunday for the first time in action and on a visit to sc Heerenveen.