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

BEL V NED ( Pool B ) Olympic Games London 2012

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Match Review BEL - NED 1-3


Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
NED 42 30 van der WEERDEN Mink PC 0 - 1
BEL 58 5 DEKEYSER Jerome PC 1 - 1
NED 62 30 van der WEERDEN Mink PC 1 - 2
NED 70 19 de VOOGD Bob FG 1 - 3


Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
NED 13 20 de WIJN Sander G


DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 JAMSON Hamish
Umpire 2 SIMMONDS Gary
Reserve Umpire MONTES DE OCA German
Judge 1 BRACA Guido
Judge 2 CORNOFSKY Larry
Technical Officer McCRACKEN Jason

Belgium v. Netherlands 1-3 (first-half 0-0)

The Dutch earned their second win in as many outings with a 3-1 victory against Belgium thanks to the efforts of Mink van der Weerden who scored both goals for his team. The Dutch now lead Group B with six points, while Belgium is still looking for its first point of the Olympic tournament.

Despite dominating the first half, the Netherlands had to settle for a scoreless draw after 35 minutes The early wake-up call came for Belgium when Mink van der Weerden dinged a pentaly corner shot off the post. The play was quickly followed by a point blank chance for Billy Bakker, but Belgium goalkeeper Vincent Vanasch did his part to keep the underdogs in the game and keep things scoreless at the break.

There was little Vanasch could do when the scoring silence was broken seven minutes into the second half when van der Weerden ripped in an unstoppable penalty corner shot off the top cross bar for the 1-0 lead. It was ironic that Belgium fell behind in the second half as they played their best hockey of the game but kept missing the target by inches.

Belgium’s frustration finally came to an end with 11 minutes left in regulation when Jerome Dekeyser scored a textbook penalty corner. But the jubilee was short lived when van der Weerden struck again less than three minutes later. His initial strike on a penalty corner was blocked but landed right back on his stick when he then ensured the second shot found the mark,giving the Dutch the 2-1 advantage. Bob de Voogd put the icing on the cake inthe last minute when he scored the empty net goal with Vanasch pulled for the extra striker.

Belgium tried desperately to net the equalizer, but came up short in their second straight loss of the London Games.

(Eric Bailey)

  • Match 8
  • Date Wed, 1 Aug 2012
  • Time 10:45
  • Pool/Class Pool B
  • Venue

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