NED V AUS ( SF 1 ) Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp 2015

NED
5 - 1
AUS

Match Review NED - AUS 5-1

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NED V AUS Goal 1 for AUSPosted July 2, 2015
NED V AUS Goal 4 for NEDPosted July 2, 2015
NED V AUS Goal 5 for NEDPosted July 2, 2015
NED V AUS HighlightsPosted July 2, 2015

A Dutch masterclass in passing, innovation and sheer delight in performing on the world stage was handed out by the world's number one team to the side seeking, and failing on this occasion, to end their domination of international hockey.

The 5-1 win over Australia in this FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Final was hallmark attacking hockey by the Netherlands. Perhaps the fifth goal – a Willemijn Bos rocket into the top of the goal from the edge of the circle – best summed up the chutzpah demonstrated by this team.

"We are enjoying playing together and we want to express to world how we want to play at this level – with skill, passing and joy," said Bos.

The first quarter started relatively tamely, the Netherlands won two penalty corners in quick succession which were chased down by the Hockeyroos defence. And Australia created their own chances, Georgie Parker, Madonna Blyth and Anna Flanagan were all busy in midfield and looking to create chances of their own.

"We needed to put those chances away," said a rueful Blyth after the game. "Once the Netherlands got a lead we were in the impossible position of chasing the game."

The deadlock was broken by a goal from Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel (14'). She got on the end of a shot and deflected it past goalkeeper Rachael Lynch, who had been wrong-footed making a save seconds earlier.

This was followed up shortly after with a goal from captain Maartje Paumen (15'), who deflected a shot past Lynch, after a shot from Welten.

Two penalty corners gave hope of an Australian revival of fortunes but Jodie Kenny's first shot struck a Dutch defender, while her second ferocious shot flew just wide.

The Netherlands stepped up through the gears again. A poacher's goal was snapped up by Ginella Zerbo, as she stepped in front of the Australian defence to deflect the ball high past Rachael Lynch in the Australian goal.

The lead was reduced when Kathryn Slattery managed to score an opportunistic goal, flicking it over Joyce Sombroek's head after the Dutch goalkeeper had saved the initial shot from Blyth.

The Netherlands took the game to Australian in the last quarter. Lidewij Welten picked up the ball in the centre of the pitch and ran it into the circle. Her shot left Lynch stranded and the subsequent celebrations demonstrated just how much this Dutch team were enjoying the occasion.

The fifth and final goal was a belter from Bos. She explained it as 'a mistake', saying that the ball was running away from her and she just lunged at it. "It is only my second international goal and I was so happy to score it." The result means that the Netherlands have qualified for Rio 2016 and will now face either New Zealand or Korea in the final on Saturday. Australia will play for third place.

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
NED 14 9 DIRKSE van den HEUVEL Carlien PC 1 - 0
NED 15 17 PAUMEN Maartje PC 2 - 0
NED 20 28 ZERBO Ginella FG 3 - 0
AUS 30 20 SLATTERY Kathryn FG 3 - 1
NED 45 12 WELTEN Lidewij FG 4 - 1
NED 53 7 BOS Willemijn FG 5 - 1

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
NED 35 29 SCHOENAKER Jacky G
AUS 52 18 CLAXTON Jane G

NED

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 SOMBROEK Joyce
6
3 de WAARD Xan
X
7 BOS Willemijn 1
X
8 KEETELS Marloes
3
9 DIRKSE van den HEUVEL Carlien 1
X
10 JONKER Kelly
5
11 VERSCHOOR Maria
X
12 WELTEN Lidewij 1
X
13 van MAASAKKER Caia
X
17 PAUMEN Maartje 1
X
18 van AS Naomi
X
19 HOOG Ellen
4
20 NUNNINK Laura
Bench
22 MEIJER Larissa
X
23 van GEFFEN Margot
X
24 de GOEDE Eva
6
28 ZERBO Ginella 1
5
29 SCHOENAKER Jacky 1
  Team Manager KOOIJMAN Femke
  Head Coach MARIJNE Sjoerd
  Physiotherapist BACKELANDT Franc
  Assistant Coach SMOLENAARS Dave
  Medical Doctor van BENTUM Conny

AUS

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
4
2 NANSCAWEN Georgia
4
3 PERIS Brooke
X
4 EASTHAM Casey
Bench
5 WELLS Ashlee
X
6 DWYER Kirstin
X
7 KENNY Jodie
5
8 NELSON Ashleigh
X
9 FLANAGAN Anna
X
11 McMAHON Karri
X
12 BLYTH Madonna
6
13 BONE Edwina
5
18 CLAXTON Jane 1
X
19 PARKER Georgie
X
20 SLATTERY Kathryn 1
X
24 WILLIAMS Mariah
X
26 SMITH Emily
X
27 LYNCH Rachael
5
29 ATTARD Teneal
  Assistant Coach VICTORY Craig
  Head Coach COMMENS Adam
  Stand-In Manager STARRE Kate
  Physiotherapist COOKE Jennifer
  Medical Doctor RECHICHI Claire (Dr)
  Medical Doctor CLAYDON Gary
  Team Manager DAVIES Stephen

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 de la FUENTE Carolina
Umpire 2 PRESENQUI Irene
Reserve Umpire CHURCH Amber
Video Umpire METCHETTE Carol
Judge 1 McKAY Iain
Judge 2 RAMPONE Guendalina
Technical Officer WOTHERSPOON Anne
  • Match 28
  • Date Thu, 2 Jul 2015
  • Time 18:00
  • Pool/Class SF 1
  • Venue KHC Dragons

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