Anderlecht suffered another defeat last Friday, making 2013-2014 the worst season in 16 years. This time, Lokeren proved to be better than Anderlecht, winning 2-1.
The difference with the previous games was that the Mauves played rather well this time. Lokeren hit the post and the crossbar in the first half, while Mitrovic threatened goalkeeper Verhulst with a few good headers. Right before half time, Harbaoui scored a copybook attack of the home side: 1-0.
Right after the break, Vanaken doubled the lead when Mbemba's pass towards Proto was too short. The Lokeren midfielder intercepted the ball and showed no mercy.
But Anderlecht showed fighting spirit this time. The ruling champions had chance after chance, but keeper Verhulst prevented a goal. Eventually Mitrovic forced Odoi to an own goal: 2-1. But then the offensive stopped. Lokeren came back into the match and had a few more chances. Only in the last minutes, the Mauves started another offensive, but it lacked creativity and efficiency to score again.