Holland's ill-fortune with injuries continued to haunt them.
René van de Kerkhof had to be substituted,
in favour of another debutant, the Ajax midfielder Dick Schoenaker
(to judge from his squad number, I daresay he was the last-minute replacement for Van Hanegem,
though I've not been able to confirm this),
while Brandts was forced to give way to Adri van Kraay,
the last remaining defender in the squad.
Nevertheless, the rout continued.
Rensenbrink carved the Austrian defence open through the middle,
was belatedly forced out wide,
but had plenty of time to steer the ball into the path of Rep,
who scored unopposed.
The gallant Austrians tried to keep the game alive as a contest,
and a cross from the right into the Dutch box was played on by the defender Erich Obermayer.
Schrijvers's awkward attempts at an interception only led to him flattening the Austrian:
the referee would certainly have awarded a penalty had the ball not bounced into the net.
This was a far worse error than any made by Jongbloed in the Scotland match,
but in fairness Schrijvers had made a few decent saves today,
and anyway Holland now seemed to require a "shot-stopper"
more than a counter-attacking goalkeeper in the Jongbloed mould.
Schrijvers, though somewhat unathletic of build,
had been a great keeper in his own right for many years,
and was now firmly installed as the coach's choice,
even if he did commit the odd indiscretion.
Holland, with the importance of goal difference clearly understood,
wouldn't allow Austria off the hook at 4-1.
Rensenbrink, completely beyond the control of the Austrian defence,
set off down the left wing, leaving a trail of defenders in his wake.
When he squared the ball along the ground into the danger area,
both the Van de Kerkhofs were unattended in goalscoring positions.
Willy was the nearer, so to him fell the honour of completing the scoring.