|August 3rd, 2013|
|39||Placement 13-16||10:30am||GHA - BEL||1 - 1 (1 - 1) (3 - 4 SO)||Final|
Belgium join Canada in the 13th/14th place play-off at Women’s ERGO Hockey Junior World Cup in Mönchengladbach. On Saturday, the Red Cheetahs defeated Ghana 4-3 on penalties in their 13-16 Placement match. Ghana will now face Russia in the 15th/16th classification.
The beginning of the match saw Ghana coming up with two counter-attacks, driven by Elizabeth Opoku. However, the Belgian goalkeeper Elena Sotgiu made sure that nothing gets past her. Belgium took control of the game midway through the first half forcing five penalty corners in quick succession. Four of them failed until the Red Cheetahs finally capitalized thanks to Pauline Leclef. Ghana struck back seconds before halftime through Queensilla Shaibu who converted the rebound of Ghana’s first penalty corner shot to level the score to 1-1.
After the break Ghana’s goalkeeper Joana Adjei prevented Belgium from taking the 2-1 lead with an outstanding save against Silke Steenackers. The Red Cheetahs were close to scoring again when a penalty corner shot was blocked by Janet Adampa. Belgium went for the winning goal but Ghana’s defence stood strong.
As the score remained tied at 1-1 after 70 minutes of play, the game was decided in a penalty shoot-out competition. The winning goal was scored by Belgium’s Silke Steenackers who converted the 12th attempt securing Belgium's first win in this tournament.
Voices after the match:
Silke Steenackers, Belgium: “The first victory feels really good. Tomorrow we want to win again, we don’t want to finish 14th. We just need to believe in us. We are a very young team, so we are still growing and raise our level game by game.”
Malou Blank, goalkeeper Belgium: “We had big pressure until the end and it was very hard. We are very proud now. Tomorrow we want to beat Canada, we will give everything to finish this tournament with a win.”
Edmund Odametey, coach Ghana: “We played a couple of shoot-outs before, so we have a bit of experience. It was a great experience for the girls. Although we lost a lot of games here, I can see a lot of improvement in our game.”
|August 03rd, 2013 at 3:15 am||Day 6 at the ERGO Hockey Junior World Cup in Mönchengladbach sees Ghana playing Belgium in a 13-16 Placement match.|
|August 03rd, 2013 at 3:16 am||The umpires for GHA v BEL are Kang Hyun Hee from Korea and Ayanna McClean from Trinidad & Tobago.|
|August 03rd, 2013 at 3:28 am||The 13-16 Placement match GHA v BEL is underway on Pitch 1.|
|August 03rd, 2013 at 3:57 am||27th minute: Pauline Lecleef converts Belgium's 5th penalty corner to give them the lead. It's now GHA 0 - 1 BEL|
|August 03rd, 2013 at 4:04 am||Queensilla Shaibu (PC) levels the score to 1-1 with 38 seconds remaining on the clock in the 1st half. GHA 1 - 1 BEL|
|August 03rd, 2013 at 4:05 am||The halftime score between Ghana and Belgium's @RedCheetahs is 1-1.|
|August 03rd, 2013 at 4:14 am||The second half of GHA v BEL has started on Pitch 1. The current score is tied 1-1.|
|August 03rd, 2013 at 4:36 am||There are 13 minutes remaining, the score still stands at GHA 1 - 1 BEL. Will we see the first penalty shoot-out at this tournament?|
|August 03rd, 2013 at 4:50 am||Full time at GHA 1 - 1 BEL. We will see the first penalty shoot-out at the ERGO Hockey Junior World Cup now!|
|August 03rd, 2013 at 4:55 am||BEL #11 Silke Steenackers scores 0-1|
|August 03rd, 2013 at 4:56 am||GHA #15 Nafisatu Umaru scores 1-1|
|August 03rd, 2013 at 4:57 am||BEL #14 Emma Puvrez scores 1-2|
|August 03rd, 2013 at 4:57 am||GHA #5 Emelia Fosuaa misses 1-2|
|August 03rd, 2013 at 4:58 am||BEL #7 Pauine Leclef scores 1-3|
|August 03rd, 2013 at 4:58 am||GHA #7 Serwaa Boakye misses 1-3|
|August 03rd, 2013 at 4:58 am||BEL #16 Emilie Meyvis misses 1-3|
|August 03rd, 2013 at 4:59 am||GHA #8 Cecilia Amoako scores 2-3|
|August 03rd, 2013 at 4:59 am||BEL #20 Anne-Sophie Weyns misses 2-3|
|August 03rd, 2013 at 5:00 am||GHA #10 Elizabeth Opoku scores 3-3|
|August 03rd, 2013 at 5:02 am||GHA #15 Nafisatu Umaru misses|
|August 03rd, 2013 at 5:03 am||BEL #11 Silke Steenackers @SilkeSteen scores!! Belgium defeat Ghana 4-3 on penalties|
|August 03rd, 2013 at 6:06 am||@BELRedCheetahs join Canada in the 13th/14th place play-off, Ghana and Russia will compete in the 15th/16th place place play-off.|