BEL V IND ( Pool B ) Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp 2015

BEL
1 - 0
IND

Match Review BEL - IND 1-0

Host nation Belgium secured a 1-0 win over India in their opening match of the competition, with Liselotte van Lindt’s second half penalty corner effort giving the Red Panthers all three Pool B points against the Eves.

Inspired by their passion-fuelled home supporters, Belgium started the brighter of the two teams and thought that they had taken the lead when Emma Puvrez found the target from close range midway through the first quarter. However, a smart video referral from the India team saw the goal overturned before the Asian giants raised their game considerably as the two sides remained locked together until half time.

The deadlock was finally broken five minutes after the break, with the goal going the way of the home favourites. Team captain Lieselotte van Lindt was the scorer, making no mistake with a clinical follow up following a decent penalty corner save from India goalkeeper Savita.

India would have been level moments later were it not for a brilliant goal-line clearance from Stephanie de Groof, who showed lighting reflexes to clear the danger. It proved to be a crucial moment, with Belgium controlling the final stages to take the win.

“I think in the first half we played with too much stress, we were feeling the pressure to perform in front of the home crowd”, said De Groof, a member of the home club KHC Dragons. “We dominated in the in the second half, and we knew that we didn’t need to win the match by lots of goals - it was just about making sure we won.

Referring to her stunning goal-line clearance, she said: “I don’t know if I could do it again! It was just a reaction, but I know it was a big moment for us.”

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
BEL 35 9 van LINDT Lieselotte PC 1 - 0

BEL

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
16
2 De SCHEEMAEKERE Anne-Sophie
X
3 CAVENAILE Louise
X
4 FOBE Aline
X
5 De GROOF Stephanie
X
6 RAES Anouk
X
7 VANDERMEIREN Judith
6
8 PUVREZ Emma
X
9 van LINDT Lieselotte 1
Bench
10 SIMONS Megane
X
13 GERNIERS Alix
X
14 SINIA Emilie
6
16 VERSAVEL Louise
X
19 NELEN Barbara
X
21 D'HOOGHE Aisling
7
22 VANDEN BORRE Stephanie
7
24 SIMONS Manon
6
26 WAGEMANS Caroline
X
27 BOON Jill
  Team Manager BOSTEELS Julie
  Head Coach KINA Pascal
  Stand-In Manager SCHOUPPE Ellen
  Assistant Coach GOLDBERG John
  Medical Doctor van CUTSEM Mika
  Physiotherapist GAEREMYNCK Dorothee

IND

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
6
1 KAUR Navjot
X
3 EKKA Deep
X
4 MONIKA
7
9 MAYENGBAM Lily
9
10 THOKCHOM Anuradha
X
11 SAVITA
31
13 ETIMARPU Rajani
X
14 RANI Ritu
X
15 RANI Poonam
X
16 KATARIYA Vandana
X
17 DEEPIKA
X
19 TOPPO Namita
6
21 YENDALA Soundarya
7
24 YADAV Renuka
X
26 LAKRA Sunita
4
27 PUKHRAMBAM Sushila
X
28 RANI Rani
X
31 MINZ Lilima
  Team Manager KUMAR C. R.
  Head Coach AHRENS Mathias
  Stand-In Manager MARY Helen
  Physiotherapist SUDAN Sonika
  Stand-In Manager OLTMANS Roelant

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 ADENOT Claire
Umpire 2 ROSTRON Annelize
Reserve Umpire CHURCH Amber
Video Umpire METCHETTE Carol
Judge 1 RAMPONE Guendalina
Judge 2 WARRIS Rogier
Technical Officer WOTHERSPOON Anne
  • Match 04
  • Date Sat, 20 Jun 2015
  • Time 16:00
  • Pool/Class Pool B
  • Venue KHC Dragons

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