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Hockey World League Round 2 - Men

St. Germain, France - May 6-12, 2013
Local time is 11:04pm

Belgium v Portugal

Round Robin

# Info Date Teams Score Status Match Sheet
May 6th, 2013
1 Round Robin 1:00pm Belgium BEL - POR Portugal 19 - 0 (9 - 0) Final    x 13    

Match Report

The first match of the World League Round 2 in Saint-Germain started under overcast sky and a light drizzle, with a number of player getting their first taste of international play: Emmanuel Stockbroekx and Tanguy Cosyns for Belgium, Hugo Ferreira, Paulo Mendes, Miguel Rodrigues and William Rogerson for Portugal.

It did not take long for Belgium to stake their claim on the match, Tom Boon powering a penalty-corner past Pedro Santos in the Portuguese goal to open the scoring within 3 minutes of play. He doubled his tally a few minutes later on a deflection from close range, then Jerome Dekeyser promptly added another penalty-corner, and future was looking bleak for the Portuguese with still an hour to go.

The Portuguese players were fighting valiantly but were overwhelmed by the experience and superior skills of their opponents. Tom Boon scored 4 times, and 5 other players put their name on the score-sheet in first period for a score of 9-0 at half-time.

Belgium cruised through second period without exerting themselves too much. Portugal never let go and maintained their compact structure in defense, but play was confined in their defensive half and they were constantly under pressure. The last 15 minutes were too much for the Portuguese players and they could not prevent Belgium to score at will, 10 goals in second period for a final score of 19-0.

Tom Boon put 7 goals to his name, Jerome Dekeyser 3, and Tanguy Cosyns celebrated his first Cap with a sweet reverse stick deflection from close range.

CAN v SCO (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
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