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

CHN V NED ( Pool A ) Olympic Games London 2012

0 - 1

Match Review CHN - NED 0-1


Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
NED 10 11 GODERIE Maartje FG 0 - 1


Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
CHN 22 10 GAO Lihua G
CHN 43 22 SONG Qingling Y
CHN 45 10 GAO Lihua G
CHN 57 25 XU Xiaoxu Y


Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
1 MA Yibo
2 WANG Mengyu
5 MA Wei
6 SUN Sinan
7 CUI Qiuxia
8 FU Baorong
10 GAO Lihua 2
16 ZHANG Yimeng
17 LI Hongxia
18 REN Ye
21 ZHAO Yudiao
22 SONG Qingling 1
23 DE Jiaojiao
25 XU Xiaoxu 1
28 LIANG Meiyu
29 PENG Yang


DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 JOUBERT Michelle
Umpire 2 SOMA Chieko
Reserve Umpire BLOCK Frances
Judge 1 BUCKLEY Peri
Judge 2 RINALDINI Lorena
Technical Officer BROWN Sheila

Maartje Goderie’s 11th minute strike saw the Netherlands maintain their perfect start to the campaign, running up a solid if unspectacular victory over China. Her excellent run and low shot capped a fine start to the game but, thereafter, a stalemate occurred as China remained compact in defence and the Dutch were unable to find a way through.

Nine corners also went unconverted as Ren Ye ran down the barrel and Zhang Yimeng was a brick wall in the pads. But they created little on the counter-attack to threaten a shock result. Early on, Netherlands threatened to run riot. Kelly Jonker’s sweep went inches wide a mere 30 seconds into the game while Zhang Yimeng did well to deny Kitty van Male. But China could do nothing to prevent Maartje Goderie from racing down the left baseline before cutting back and smashing home in the 11th minute.

The tie quietened down moving into the second quarter as China gained a foothold of sorts, stemming the flow of chances. And Zhao Yudiao had their best opening, getting two bites at a bouncing ball, Joyce Sombroek denying both efforts. It was as good as it got for the Asian side as they endured 17 minutes worth of second half suspensions with Xu Xiaoxu getting ten minutes while Gao Lihua and Song Qingling also took enforced rests.

It opened space for the Dutch to win six second half corners but Ye Ren kept getting in the way, taking a number of balls to the body, while switch moves did not produce the desired effect. From play, Kim Lammers’ near post deflection was the pick of the chances but she was unable to add to her tournament tally of four goals.

It moves the Dutch to the edge of semi-final qualification while China will require favours elsewhere if they are to progress. 

(Stephen Findlater)

  • Match 15
  • Date Thu, 2 Aug 2012
  • Time 13:45
  • Pool/Class Pool A
  • Venue

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