Uth's brace helps Heerenveen down NAC

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Breda, Netherlands (SportsNetwork.com) - Mark Uth scored in either half at the Rat Verlegh Stadion on Saturday to lead Heerenveen to a 2-0 victory over lowly NAC.

Uth broke the scoreless deadlock in the 36th minute. It proved to be all Heerenveen would need, but he proceeded to double the club's advantage in the 62nd.

The performance sees Uth climb level with Den Haag's Michiel Kramer atop the Eredivisie scoring chart with 11 goals while lifting Heerenveen to 21 points on the season.

NAC remains second from bottom on 13 points.

Zwolle moved into third place with a 1-0 defeat of Willem II at on Saturday. Tomas Necid netted the lone goal of the match, scoring 16 minutes from time to bring the club to 29 points.

Also on Saturday, Den Haag rallied for a 2-2 draw against Excelsior with all four goals coming in the opening half while Martijn Barto and Albert Rusnak scored in Cambuur's 2-1 defeat of Go Ahead Eagles.