Olympic Games London 2012
London, Great Britain - July 30 - 11, 2012

NED V IND ( Pool B ) Olympic Games London 2012

3 - 2

Match Review NED - IND 3-2


Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
NED 20 24 van der HORST Robert FG 1 - 0
NED 29 9 WEUSTHOF Roderick PC 2 - 0
IND 45 10 SINGH Dharamvir FG 2 - 1
IND 48 18 SINGH Shivendra FG 2 - 2
NED 51 30 van der WEERDEN Mink PC 3 - 2


Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
1 TIRKEY Ignace
4 SINGH Sandeep
6 CHETRI Bharat Kumar
7 SINGH Manpreet
8 SINGH Sardar
10 SINGH Dharamvir 1
12 VOKKALIGA Raghunath
13 SINGH Gurbaj
14 KHANDKER Tushar
16 PARATTU Sreejesh
17 MUJTABA Danish
18 SINGH Shivendra 1
21 CHANDI Gurwinder
26 LAKRA Birendra
  Head Coach NOBBS Michael
  Team Manager JOHN David

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 PULLMAN Tim
Umpire 2 STAGNO Nathan
Reserve Umpire SIMMONDS Gary
Judge 1 CORNOFSKY Larry
Judge 2 AGUILERA Antonio
Technical Officer QUAYE KUMAN Nii

Paul van Ass received an early piece of vindication for his decision to drop Taeke Taekema as his penalty corner team recorded a 100% strike rate that ultimately saw them home in their opening game against India. Mink van der Weerden’s rocket past the otherwise immaculate Bharat Kumar Chetri’s glove in the 51st minute stole the laurels, a direct drag-flick to match Roderick Weusthof’s earlier goal.

It killed off what was a feisty comeback from the Asian side, recovering from two goals down at half time to level with two close range goals in quick succession. Dharamvir Singh and Shivendra Singh, though, nipped in for 2-2 but Van Der Weerden’s beautiful effort proved the game’s defining moment.

It was a tie made for entertainment as the two methods of attack – India’s direct, hard-running approach contrasted by the finesse of the Dutch’s methodical style – dove-tailing beautifully. Chances came thick and fast as VR Raghunath miscued a corner rebound before, at the opposite end, denying Billy Bakker with a full-length diving tackle. Teun de Nooijer – playing in his fifth Olympics – almost volleyed in an opening goal, a rasping drive brilliantly denied by Chetri’s knee.

During this phase, waves of Dutch attacks set in motion by Roderick Weusthof and Bod de Voogd were wreaking havoc and they eventually went ahead when Rob van der Horst came up from the back and cracked home off his open side in the 22nd minute. Weusthof doubled the lead though despite the best efforts of Manpreet Singh on the line from the Dutch team’s first corner. Rogier Hofman might have killed the game off early in the second half but his sweep-shot was amazingly tipped away by Chetri’s stick.

Four manic minutes, though, saw India back on terms as Jaap Stockmann stepped over what he thought was a harmless cross only for it to hit the inside of the post and Dharamvir Singh duly snapped up the loose ball. With Tushar Khandker and Gurwinder Singh Chandi to the fore, the leveller came soon after; Shivendra Singh nudging home the latter’s smart skills.

Van der Weerden’s riposted was quick in coming and, despite a glut of late drama, the Dutch held firm though they will be concerned by Rob Van Der Horst’s early departure with a leg injury. The match was Ignace Tirkey’s 250th international game while, for the Netherlands, Valentin Verga gained his 50th cap.

  • Match 4
  • Date Mon, 30 Jul 2012
  • Time 16:00
  • Pool/Class Pool B
  • Venue

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