GBR V BEL ( Pool A ) Hockey World League Final Raipur 2015 (M)

GBR
3 - 3
BEL

Match Review GBR - BEL 3-3

Watch clips from the Great Britain - Belgium game …Posted December 1, 2015
Watch clips from the Great Britain - Belgium game …Posted December 1, 2015
Watch clips from the Great Britain - Belgium game …Posted December 1, 2015
Watch clips from the Great Britain - Belgium game …Posted December 1, 2015
Watch clips from the Great Britain - Belgium game …Posted December 1, 2015
Watch clips from the Great Britain - Belgium game …Posted December 1, 2015
Watch clips from the Great Britain - Belgium game …Posted December 1, 2015

Great Britain produced a battling performance to hold Belgium to a 3-3 draw, a result good enough to seal a first place finish in Pool A at the Hero Hockey World League Final 2015 in Raipur.

The Brits lead on three occasions in a pulsating match, with Phil Roper, Alastair Brogdon and Alan Forsyth goals each cancelled out by strikes from Red Lions stars Thomas Briels, Tanguy Cosyns and Tom Boon.

Belgium threw absolutely everything at their opponents in the final stages, and even replaced goalkeeper Vincent Vanasch with an outfield player in a bid to get the goal which would have put them top of the standings. However, excellent defending ensured that GB claimed the point that they needed to win the Pool, with Australia taking second place ahead of third ranked Belgium and Canada in fourth.

The result brought the Pool phase of the competition to an end and confirmed the match-ups for the Quarter Finals.

On Wednesday 2nd December, Pool B winners Netherlands will take on Pool A’s fourth placed team Canada at 18:30 (Indian Standard Time), with Pool A’s second placed side Australia facing Germany, who finished third in Pool B, at 20:45.

On Thursday 3rd December at 18:30, Pool A winners Great Britain face host nation India, who finished fourth in Pool B, while Pool B’s second placed team Argentina going head to head with Pool A’s third ranked team Belgium at 20:45.

“We know that we came to this tournament with a few players missing, but we’ve got such strength in depth that we knew we could string three good performances together, and we’ve done that tonight”, said Great Britain goalscorer Phil Roper, reflecting on a hugely successful Pool phase before turning his attention to the quarter-final showdown with the host nation. “Playing India in India is something I’ve never experienced before, and it is something to relish.”

Belgium’s Tom Boon said: “We played a good game today, and maybe we deserved a little bit better. But on the other hand it means that we will play Argentina on Thursday, instead of India in front of their home crowd, which will not be easy.”

Hero Man of the Match: Simon Gougnard (BEL)

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
GBR 7 15 ROPER Phil FG 1 - 0
BEL 13 17 BRIELS Thomas FG 1 - 1
GBR 28 11 BROGDON Alastair FG 2 - 1
BEL 38 32 COSYNS Tanguy FG 2 - 2
GBR 40 10 FORSYTH Alan FG 3 - 2
BEL 42 27 BOON Tom PS 3 - 3

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
BEL 44 17 BRIELS Thomas G
GBR 46 26 CATLIN Nick G

GBR

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
2 BAILEY James
X
4 WILLARS Ollie
X
6 WEIR Henry
X
8 MANTELL Simon
X
9 MARTIN Harry
5
10 FORSYTH Alan 1
X
11 BROGDON Alastair 1
X
12 HOARE Michael
X
13 WARD Sam
4
15 ROPER Phil 1
6
20 SHINGLES Dan
5
21 WHITEMAN Tim
X
22 CONDON David
X
26 CATLIN Nick 1
X
27 FOX Dan
5
28 GRASSICK Chris
3
31 SLOAN Ian
31
32 GIBSON Harry
  Team Manager BLEBY Jon
  Head Coach CRUTCHLEY Bobby
  Stand-In Manager CRAMPTON Simon
  Assistant Coach RALPH David
  Medical Doctor ROSSITER Mike
  Physiotherapist SAWKINGS Julia

BEL

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
Bench
3 GUCASSOFF Jeremy
X
4 van DOREN Arthur
X
7 DOHMEN John-John
X
8 van AUBEL Florent
6
9 DOCKIER Sébastien
5
10 CHARLIER Cédric
X
12 BOCCARD Gauthier
3
14 de PAEUW Alexandre
X
15 STOCKBROEKX Emmanuel
6
16 HENDRICKX Alexander
X
17 BRIELS Thomas 1 1
X
19 DENAYER Felix
X
21 VANASCH Vincent
X
22 GOUGNARD Simon
X
25 LUYPAERT Loïck
X
27 BOON Tom 1
3
28 TRUYENS Jérôme
5
32 COSYNS Tanguy 1
  Team Manager PIRENNE Eric
  Head Coach McLEOD Shane
  Stand-In Manager GOLDBERG Philippe
  Medical Doctor van DONINCK Yves
  Physiotherapist MERTENS Tom
  Assistant Coach van den HEUVEL Michel

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 KEARNS Adam
Umpire 2 HUNDLEY Grant
Reserve Umpire SINGH SANGHA Gurinder
Video Umpire SHRIVES Ayden
Judge 1 OTI-MENSAH Frank
Judge 2 de SALES Claudius
Technical Officer KANYANGARARA Aaron
  • Match 12
  • Date Tue, 1 Dec 2015
  • Time 20:30
  • Pool/Class Pool A
  • Venue

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