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

NED V NZL ( Pool B ) Olympic Games London 2012

5 - 1

Match Review NED - NZL 5-1


Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
NZL 5 6 CHILD Simon FG 0 - 1
NED 16 9 WEUSTHOF Roderick PS 1 - 1
NED 27 30 van der WEERDEN Mink PS 2 - 1
NED 29 8 BAKKER Billy FG 3 - 1
NED 56 8 BAKKER Billy FG 4 - 1
NED 67 12 KEMPERMAN Robbert FG 5 - 1


Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
NZL 27 7 HOPPING Blair G


DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 CURRAN Ged
Umpire 2 STAGNO Nathan
Reserve Umpire GROCHAL Marcin
Judge 1 BRACA Guido
Judge 2 KOSHIKO Ryuichi
Technical Officer DEVADAS Mathavan

New Zealand surprised the Dutch with an early Simon Child goal, but The Netherlands replied with five unanswered goals to stay on top on Pool B with their third win in so many matches.

New Zealand started with a bang, Simon Child opening the scoring within 5 minutes of play to give an early lead to the Kiwis. Sander De Wijn thought that he had equalized in the next play when he deflected in goal a Teun De Nooijer shot that was going wide, but the video-referral showed that he had played the ball with a high stick and the goal was denied.

On a penalty-corner earned by Robbert Kemperman in the 15th minute after a long run through defenders, Roderick Weusthof’s flick was well saved by Kyle Pontifex in goal for New Zealand but a stroke was given on the play and Weusthof did not miss his second chance to tie the score at 1-1.

Play was fast and physical between these two athletic teams, and Billy Bakker earned another penalty-stroke, this time converted by Mink Van Der Weerden to put The Netherlands back on top. The Dutch deepened the gap soon after by Billy Bakker, on hand to deflect in goal a shot by Rogier Hofman who had just run 50 meters with defenders on his heels. The Netherlands had another chance to score on a last second penalty-corner, but the wild goalmouth scramble was finally cleared and the score stayed at 3-1 for The Netherlands going into the break.

New Zealand were again fast of the block in second period and had a chance by Stephen Jenness, but Jaap Stockmann in the Dutch goal was ready for his sudden shot. Play became more structured, with each team enjoying longer periods of ball possession to develop their attacks and produce exciting end to end hockey. Jenness had another golden opportunity when he received a cross from Simon Child alone in front of the keeper but he could not adjust his reverse stick shot.

Billy Bakker did not waste the next chance at the other end when he received a deep ball at full speed to score his second goal of the match, establishing a seemingly insurmountable 4-1 lead for The Netherland. Robbert Kemperman added a fifth and final goal and The Netherlands rolled in to their third win in so many matches to stay on top of pool B.

(Yan Huckendubler)

  • Match 14
  • Date Fri, 3 Aug 2012
  • Time 10:45
  • Pool/Class Pool B
  • Venue

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