NED V GER ( Pool A ) Hockey World League Final Rosario 2015

NED
5 - 1
GER

Match Review NED - GER 5-1

Watch clips from the Netherlands - Germany game at…Posted December 5, 2015
Watch clips from the Netherlands - Germany game at…Posted December 5, 2015
Watch clips from the Netherlands - Germany game at…Posted December 5, 2015
Watch clips from the Netherlands - Germany game at…Posted December 5, 2015
Watch clips from the Netherlands - Germany game at…Posted December 5, 2015
Watch clips from the Netherlands - Germany game at…Posted December 5, 2015
Watch clips from the Netherlands - Germany game at…Posted December 5, 2015
Watch clips from the Netherlands - Germany game at…Posted December 5, 2015
Watch clips from the Netherlands - Germany game at…Posted December 5, 2015
Watch clips from the Netherlands - Germany game at…Posted December 5, 2015

If anyone was doubting the Netherland's ability to include new players in their squad, then all negativity was swept away in this comprehensive 5-1 victory over Germany in the second pool A match of the HWL Final.

The first quarter was symbolised by largely cagey play between two of Europe's top sides as Alyson Annan's Netherlands and Jamilon Mulder's Germany tested each other without making much in the way of shooting opportunities.

The game burst into life in the second half as, first the Dutch, then the Germans, scored fine goals. The Netherlands scored through Maartje Krekelaar (16'), who was the recipient of some great play from Laurien Leurink in midfield. Germany answered back through Lydia Haase (17'), again a fine shot following some sharp passing moves that left Joyce Sombroek without a hope of reaching it.

The half finished in both controversy and style as the ball played tantalisingly close to the sideline and some German players felt it had left the pitch, Netherlands played on and Lidewij Welten (27') scored a pearl of a reverse stick shot under the outstretched foot of Kristina Reynolds.

"With the limited time we have had in preparation, I am relatively happy with this performance," was the Netherlands coach's verdict at half-time.

In the second half, the world number one side extended their lead. First, Kitty van Male scored to effectively put the game out of Germany's reach with a well-taken tap-in in the 38th minute and Ellen Hoog proved true the principle that hockey is a simple game when she struck home a sweet open-side shot from a penalty corner two minutes later.

The last quarter saw Germany playing with structure and composure but the Dutch defence held firm, despite the best, bustling efforts of Lisa Altenburg and Anne Schroder. Eva de Goede celebrated her 150th cap with the fifth goal – a well-struck shot that flew into the bottom corner of the goal.

After the game, Lidewij Welten of the Netherlands said that the team's performance had been "so, so", but added that there had been some great passages of play.

Despite the loss, Germany's captain Janne Muller Wieland said: "I think the first half was very good but it was very different for the second half. Our retention was a problem, in just one moment we lost control of the match and the other team scored lot of goals. You could say we feel asleep for a moment."

#HWL2015 #MakeYourMark

Photo: FIH/Getty

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
NED 16 29 KREKELAAR Maartje FG 1 - 0
GER 17 31 HAASE Lydia FG 1 - 1
NED 27 12 WELTEN Lidewij FG 2 - 1
NED 38 4 van MALE Kitty FG 3 - 1
NED 41 19 HOOG Ellen PC 4 - 1
NED 56 24 de GOEDE Eva FG 5 - 1

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
GER 44 28 MÜLLER Julia G
GER 52 29 OLDHAFER Pia-Sophie Y

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 JOUBERT Michelle
Umpire 2 UNKA Aleesha
Reserve Umpire McCLEAN Ayanna
Video Umpire ROACH Lisa
Judge 1 SHIN Jung Hee
Judge 2 PIGRETTI Laura
Technical Officer TAKEDA Alicia
  • Match 2
  • Date Sat, 5 Dec 2015
  • Time 16:30
  • Pool/Class Pool A
  • Venue

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