YouTube RSS

Hockey World League Round 2 - Men

St. Germain, France - May 6-12, 2013
Local time is 2:57pm

Belgium v Poland

Round Robin

# Info Date Teams Score Status Match Sheet
May 12th, 2013
13 Round Robin 1:00pm Belgium BEL - POL Poland 10 - 1 (5 - 0) Final    x 2    

Match Report

After 4 wins earlier in the week, Belgium were already sure of winning the competition and the qualification for the next round of the Hockey world League. They were however going for a full hand and pushed the Poles back on their heels from the opening whistle. Poland held their ground for a while, survived the first Tom Boon’s penalty-corner but had to concede a penalty-stroke after 15 minutes of play, Jerome Dekeyser leaving absolutely no chance to Arkadiusz Matuszak in the Polish goal.

Dekeyser doubled his tally shortly after and completed a hat-trick within 20 minutes. With the final result not any more in doubt, pace of play abated a few notches. Belgium scored 2 more goals to reach the break with a comfortable lead (5-0).

Second period was played without much passion by either team, or by the crowd, just trying to stay warm in the chilly afternoon. Poland had a good surge halfway through the period and Mateusz Hulboj scored with a sumptuous shot under the crossbar, but Belgium cruised to an easy 10-1 victory, with 4 goals for Jerome Dekeyser and 3 for top scorer of the competition Tom Boon.

Belgium were clearly the better team of the competition and did not falter to finish with 5 wins, only having some trouble in the close encounter against host France (3-2). Poland finished the week with only one win, against Portugal (9-1), and will be especially disappointed to have lost against Scotland (after a shoot-out), a team 4 spots lower than them in the World Rankings.

SCO v FRA (Round Robin) SCO v POR (Round Robin)


Team Pld W WD LD L GD Pts
Round Robin
Belgium  BEL 5 5 0 0 0 38 15
France  FRA 5 4 0 0 1 9 12
Canada  CAN 5 3 0 0 2 3 9
Scotland  SCO 5 1 1 0 3 0 5
Poland  POL 5 1 0 1 3 -5 4
Portugal  POR 5 0 0 0 5 -45 0


May 12, 2013
BEL Belgium
Poland POL
SCO Scotland
Portugal POR
FRA France
Canada CAN
Apr 21, 2014 2:57pm
No matches to display
No matches to display
Home News Events Olympic Games World Cup Champions Trophy
Awards Honorary Awards All-Star Teams
Sport Athletes Committee World Ranking Umpiring Rules Medical Coaching Pitches Development Event Resources Awards Appointments
The FIH History of Hockey Members Executive Board Committees Statutes Contact Us Jobs
Login Terms of use
Home | Site Map | Terms of use © 2014 International Hockey Federation