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Athlon Car Lease FIH Road to London (Women) Kontich 2012

Kontich, Belgium - March 17-25, 2012
Local time is 11:51am

Belgium v Spain

Pool A

# Info Date Teams Score Status Match Sheet
March 20th, 2012
9 Pool A 6:00pm Belgium BEL - ESP Spain 1 - 0 (1 - 0) Final    x 14  

Match Report

Belgium 1, Spain 0

It was the first real test of the Athlon Car Least FIH Road to London Tournament and Belgium passed with flying colors in front of a standing room only crowd, beating Spain, 1-0

Sofie Gierts’ goal just over a minute into action stood as the only offense from both sides and was the difference in Belgium taking a giant leap towards the final game. Belgium now stands atop the standings along with Ireland as the only two undefeated teams at the event.

Belgium got a boost from the early goal and played a strong first half, but Spain slowly started threatening the Belgium goal and by the second half Spain was surely the better team. But in a game where scoring chances were at a minimum, Spain couldn’t convert their precious few opportunities, including a penalty corner given as time expired in regulation that could have tied the game.

World #11 Spain, the top seed at this tournament, has struggled in its first three games with offense, netting just one goal against France and going scoreless today. Meanwhile #16 Belgium and #14 Ireland are in good position each with the full nine points in their first three games. Spain’s loss today’s pretty much puts the team in a must-win position on Thursday when it they meet the Irish. Belgium will meet France.

RUS v FRA (Pool A) RUS v MEX (Pool A)

POOL STANDINGS

Team Pld W D L GD Pts
Pool A
Belgium  BEL 5 4 1 0 21 13
Ireland  IRL 5 4 1 0 13 13
Spain  ESP 5 2 1 2 6 7
Russia  RUS 5 2 1 2 -2 7
France  FRA 5 1 0 4 -9 3
Mexico  MEX 5 0 0 5 -29 0

MATCHES

Mar 25, 2012
FRA France
Mexico MEX
ESP Spain
Russia RUS
BEL Belgium
Ireland IRL
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