Olympic Games London 2012
London, Great Britain - July 29 - 10, 2012

NED V BEL ( Pool A ) Olympic Games London 2012

3 - 0

Match Review NED - BEL 3-0


Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
NED 33 23 LAMMERS Kim FG 1 - 0
NED 42 23 LAMMERS Kim FG 2 - 0
NED 60 13 van MAASAKKER Caia PC 3 - 0


DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 ADENOT Claire
Umpire 2 JOUBERT Michelle
Reserve Umpire KANG Hyun Young
Video Umpire HASSICK Amy
Judge 1 RINALDINI Lorena
Judge 2 SHIN Jung Hee
Technical Officer ELLIS Janet
The defending Olympic Champion and top-ranked, Holland topped Cinderella Belgium, coming tp the Olympics ranked 16th, with a 3-0 win. The Dutch women were loudly cheered by a huge contingent of fans clad in orange, while the Belgian women looked tense during the anthems for their first ever Olympic match.

As expected, The Dutch dominated the match early,  circulating the ball wide of the Belgium defensive block. Maartje Paumen saw her first attempt at penalty-corner deflected on the post by young Aisling D'Hoogue in the Belgium goal, then Margot van Geffen followed up with a powerful shot that flew inches wide of the post. Play was limited to one half of the pitch, but the Dutch players could not beat the Belgium defense regrouped in the circle, and they peppered the outside of the goal when they had a chance to shoot.

The Dutch finally scored with two minutes left in the half with a deflection from close range by Kim Lammers, receiving a perfect long ball from Eva de Goede, celebrating in style her 100th International Cap. The modest one-goal lead for the Netherlands at half-time was not reflecting the action on the pitch, but there was little doubt on the outcome of the contest.

The Dutch women continued their domination in the second half, and Kim Lammers scored her second goal with a deflection from close range over D'Hoogue, this time on a pass from Ellen Hoog running around the Belgian defense on the right of the circle.

With rain suddenly starting to fall on London, the pace abated a couple notches. The Dutch scored a third goal on penalty-corner by Caia van Maasakker, a late addition to the Dutch team after the injury to Willemijn Bos, then rolled on to an easy win over a Belgian team which, to their credit, never gave up the fight, even forcing a penalty-corner in the last minute of play.

(Yan Huckendubler)

For more information on NED v BEL, click here.
  • Match 2
  • Date Sun, 29 Jul 2012
  • Time 10:45
  • Pool/Class Pool A
  • Venue

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