NED V AUS ( 5th / 6th ) Hockey World League Final Rosario 2015

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1 - 0
AUS

Match Review NED - AUS 1-0

Watch clips from the Netherlands - Australia game …Posted December 12, 2015
Watch clips from the Netherlands - Australia game …Posted December 12, 2015
Watch clips from the Netherlands - Australia game …Posted December 12, 2015
Watch clips from the Netherlands - Australia game …Posted December 12, 2015
Watch clips from the Netherlands - Australia game …Posted December 12, 2015
Watch clips from the Netherlands - Australia game …Posted December 12, 2015
Watch clips from the Netherlands - Australia game …Posted December 12, 2015
Watch clips from the Netherlands - Australia game …Posted December 12, 2015
Watch clips from the Netherlands - Australia game …Posted December 12, 2015
Watch clips from the Netherlands - Australia game …Posted December 12, 2015
Watch clips from the Netherlands - Australia game …Posted December 12, 2015

The world number one and the world number two sides would not have expected to be playing for 5/6th place at the start of the Hockey World League Final, but this was the case and both teams entered this fixture determined to come out on top.

The result was a cagey affair, with just the one goal from Lidewij Welten separating the two teams and giving the Netherlands the win.

It was the World Cup and Olympic champions who made the stronger start, Kelly Jonker, Margot van Geffen and Ellen Hoog all creating chances but a strong Australian defence kept the score at 0-0 going into the first quarter break.

The second quarter was the mirror opposite of the first, Australia went on the rampage and it was the Netherlands who found themselves under pressure. A sustained period of Hockeyroo pressure meant the Netherlands were not able to play with their usual flow and imagination. Brooke Peris and Georgia Nanscawen were making themselves particularly irksome to the Dutch defence. There was reprieve from attack when the Netherlands put together a swift attack. Kitty van Male was on the end of a rasping cross from Ellen Hoog, but couldn't turn the ball past Rachael Lynch. Maria Verschoor nearly scored in the last minute of the half when she hit the post with a firmly struck shot.

The second half began with Netherlands on the front foot. Lidewij Welten fired an opener across Lynch's goal and there were glimmers that the Netherlands were going to break down their counterparts. It was, however, the Hockeyroos who won the first penalty corner of the match. Georgina Morgan's shot was on target but Joyce Sombroek dealt with it comfortably.

The deadline was broken when Eva de Goede broke through and ghosted past the Australia defence. Her initial shot was saved but Welten (43') followed up and her aim was deadly accurate.

And so the final quarter. Australia came out knowing they had to attack the Netherlands goal. A break for bad weather allowed both sides to regroup and then it was a fiercely-fought final 10 minutes of hockey between these two uncompromisingly competitive teams.

A penalty corner offered the Hockeyroos a chance to get even but Jodie Kenny's sweetly struck shot was well saved by Sombroek. Australia kept pushing forwards but, despite the relative newness of many of the Dutch squad, there was still too much experience in the team to squander the lead. Th result means Netherlands finished fifth and Australia in sixth place.

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
NED 42 12 WELTEN Lidewij FG 1 - 0

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
NED 16 7 BOS Willemijn G
AUS 47 24 WILLIAMS Mariah G
AUS 55 1 NANCE Gabrielle G

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 BLOCK Frances
Umpire 2 UNKA Aleesha
Reserve Umpire YAMADA Emi
Video Umpire METCHETTE Carol
Judge 1 AKII-BUA Nataki
Judge 2 PIGRETTI Laura
Technical Officer SHIN Jung Hee
  • Match 18
  • Date Sat, 12 Dec 2015
  • Time 14:00
  • Pool/Class 5th / 6th
  • Venue

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