PAK V POL ( Pool A ) Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp 2015

PAK
2 - 1
POL

Match Review PAK - POL 2-1

PAK v POL Goal 1 for POLPosted June 20, 2015
PAK v POL Goal 2 for PAKPosted June 20, 2015

2014 Champions Trophy Silver medallists Pakistan edged out brave Poland 2-1 in an absorbing contest that brought an entertaining first day of the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Finals in Antwerp to a close.

The Greenshirts dominated the early stages of the match and took a deserved lead against the qualifiers from HWL Round 2 when Muhammad Irfan slammed a penalty corner drag-flick into the bottom right corner after just four minutes.

However, Poland’s defence tightened up and reduced their opponents to rare chances, with Shafqat Rasool going closest to adding to the Pakistan tally just before half time. Poland goalkeeper Maciej Pacanowski produced two tremendous saves in the third quarter, showing cat-like reflexes to deny both Rasool and Muhammad Dilber to keep his team in the game going into the final quarter.

Pacanowski came up with another fine save to from a Muhammad Imran penalty corner flick before Poland’s Pawel Bratkowski slammed home ferocious penalty corner of his own to tie their scores with nine minutes to play.

Pakistan were not to be denied, however, with Muhammad Waqas showing a poacher’s instinct to force the ball home from close range to give his side all three points.  

Poland’s Bartosz Zywiczka, who suffered a head injury in the match, is reported to be doing well.

“The first match is always difficult and Poland played a very physical game”, said Pakistan’s Rashid Mehmood. “We are pleased to win but we feel we should have converted so many more of our chances.”

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
PAK 4 2 IRFAN Muhammad PC 1 - 0
POL 51 27 BRATKOWSKI Pawel PC 1 - 1
PAK 54 7 WAQAS Muhammad PC 2 - 1

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
PAK 36 3 IMRAN Muhammad G

PAK

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 BUTT Imran
X
2 IRFAN Muhammad 1
X
3 IMRAN Muhammad 1
X
4 BUTT Ammad Shakeel
X
5 TOSEEQ Muhammad
X
7 WAQAS Muhammad 1
5
8 BHUTTA Muhammad Umar
X
9 MEHMOOD Rashid
X
10 RASOOL Shafqat
X
11 SHAN Ali
Bench
12 ABBAS Mazhar
12
13 SHAH Syed
5
14 RIZWAN JR. Muhammad
X
15 RIZWAN SR. Muhammad
6
16 AHMED Fareed
6
17 YAQOOB Muhammad
X
19 DILBER Muhammad
6
21 ALI Muhammad
  Medical Doctor ABBAS Asad (Dr.)
  Video Technician UMRAO Syead Abuzar
  Head Coach SHAHNAZ Sheikh
  Team Manager KALEEM Muhammad Danish

POL

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
Bench
1 MATUSZAK Arkadiusz
5
2 BROZEK Arkadiusz
6
4 RACINIEWSKI Michal
5
5 GUMNY Mijolaj
X
7 GÓRNY Tomasz
X
11 HULBOJ Mateusz
X
12 PACANOWSKI Maciej
X
13 WACHOWIAK Tomasz
X
14 ZYWICZKA Bartosz
X
17 MAKOWSKI Krystian
X
21 ZIMNICKI Dawid
X
22 MAJCHRZAK Karol
9
23 KOZLOWSKI Piotr
5
25 KROKOSZ Adrian
X
27 BRATKOWSKI Pawel 1
5
28 WEJEZOWSKI Maciej
X
29 POLTASZEWSKI Michal
X
30 POLTASZEWSKI Mateusz
  Team Manager CICHY Tomasz
  Assistant Coach SNIEZEK Karol
  Stand-In Manager GROCHAL Mateusz
  Head Coach JOSKOWIAK Jerzy
  Physiotherapist STOLOWSKI Lukasz

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 STAGNO Nathan
Umpire 2 KOH Eric Kim Lai
Reserve Umpire LIZANA Eduardo
Video Umpire van BUNGE Coen
Judge 1 SHARMA Anjali
Judge 2 McKAY Iain
Technical Officer DECKENBROCK Christian
  • Match 02
  • Date Sat, 20 Jun 2015
  • Time 20:00
  • Pool/Class Pool A
  • Venue KHC Dragons

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