BEL V IRL ( ) Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp 2015
Team captain John-John Dohmen scored a crucial winner 25 seconds from time to give Belgium a 2-1 win against Ireland, securing a first place finish in Pool B and finalising the line-up for the quarter-finals of the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Finals in the process.
Dohmen raced clear and scored into an empty net after Ireland had removed exceptional goalkeeper Davey Harte in a last-gasp bid to claim all three points, giving Belgium’s Red Lions a hard-earned victory in front of 5000 cheering fans. The two sides had remained locked together for most of the match, with Ireland’s penalty corner star Shane O’Donoghue cancelling out an earlier effort from Belgium’s Loick Luypart.
The dramatic finish to Pool B firmed up the line-up for the quarter-finals, with Belgium set to face France, who finished fourth in Pool A. For Ireland, a fourth place finish in Pool B means that they will now face Pool A winners Australia, the top ranked team in world hockey.
- Match 20
- Date Sun, 28 Jun 2015
- Time 18:00
- Venue KHC Dragons