Champions Challenge 1 2014 (W)
Glasgow, Scotland - April 27 - 4, 2014

BEL V SCO ( Pool A ) Champions Challenge 1 2014 (W)

BEL
2 - 1
SCO

Match Review BEL - SCO 2-1

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
SCO 14 5 BELL Alison FG 0 - 1
BEL 39 9 van LINDT Lieselotte PC 1 - 1
BEL 53 19 NELEN Barbara FG 2 - 1

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
BEL 34 9 van LINDT Lieselotte G
BEL 45 12 WOUTERS Axelle G
BEL 54 30 VAN DEN BORRE Stephanie Y

BEL

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
8
2 de SCHEEMAEKERE Anne-Sophie
10
3 CAVENAILE Louise
X
4 FOBE Aline
X
5 de GROOF Stephanie
X
6 RAES Anouk
7
8 PUVREZ Emma
X
9 van LINDT Lieselotte 1 1
12
12 WOUTERS Axelle 1
X
13 GERNIERS Alix
X
14 SINIA Emilie
X
15 de VOS Charlotte
6
16 VERSAVEL Louise
X
19 NELEN Barbara 1
X
21 D'HOOGHE Aisling
Bench
23 SOTGIU Elena
X
27 BOON Jill
X
30 VAN DEN BORRE Stephanie 1
6
32 SIMONS Manon
  Team Manager GOLDBERG John
  Stand-In Manager BOSTEELS Julie
  Head Coach KINA Pascal
  Assistant Coach BRULE Jean-Philippe
  Physiotherapist GAEREMYNCK Dorothee
  Medical Doctor van CUTSEM Mika

SCO

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
2 COCHRANE Nicki
X
3 BUNCE Vikki
6
4 McLELLAN Morag
7
5 BELL Alison 1
11
6 WARD Rebecca
X
8 RALPH Catriona
X
10 ROBERTSON Sarah
6
12 CLEMENT Linda
X
13 WYLLIE Ailsa
9
15 FAWCETT Leigh
X
16 MERCHANT Rebecca
X
17 KIDD Nikki
X
18 McGILVERAY Susan
X
19 LLOYD Nicola
7
22 SKRASTIN Nicola
X
23 MAGUIRE Emily
X
24 DAVIS Aileen
Bench
29 GIBSON Amy
  Team Manager ELMS Susie
  Stand-In Manager CLARKE Colin
  Head Coach SHEPHARD Gordon
  Assistant Coach MENZIES Neil
  Physiotherapist THOMSON Lindsay

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 CHEN Hong
Umpire 2 BAGDANSKIENE Vilma
Reserve Umpire YAMADA Emi
Judge 1 WOTHERSPOON Anne
Judge 2 FENNER Juriah
Technical Officer SCHWEDE Sonja

The Scottish supporters were delighted when Alison Bell (14') put the home side ahead against Belgium in the opening game of pool A in the Champions Challenge 1, but delight turned to despair as Belgium fought back and took all three points.

Bell's goal was the only goal of the half, although Belgium will be disappointed that they had an equaliser disallowed when a penalty corner shot was judged to be too high.The game flowed from end-to-end, but neither side were able to capitalise on chances created, and both goalkeepers, Aisling Dhooghe for Belgium and Nicki Cochrane for Scotland, were able to deal with anything that came their way.

That changed in the second half, when within five minutes Belgium found the equaliser through a well-worked penalty corner. Lieselotte van Lindt (39) was able to deflect the ball into the goal from a sweeping shot from Stephanie de Groof. 

It was 20 minutes of busy, but unproductive hockey before a piece of individual brilliance from Barbara Nelen (53) broke the deadlock. Nelen picked up the ball on the halfway line and ran unimpeded into the circle before scoring with a reverse stick shot. Almost immediately Belgium were reduced to 10 players when Stephanie de Groof was sent off, and Scotland worked hard to capitalise. 

The equalser came tantalisingly close when Belgium 'keeper Aisling Dhooghe somehow kept a scrambled ball from crossing the line but, despite great work from captain Linda Clement and an energetic performance which saw the Belgium team under enormous pressure, the home side were unable to get the equaliser.

"We always knew we could compete with higher-ranked teams," said Clement after the game. "While Belgium deserved their two goals, we were pleased with the way we piled on the pressure. We know we must be more clinical in front of goal."


  • Match 03
  • Date Sun, 27 Apr 2014
  • Time 14:30
  • Pool/Class Pool A
  • Venue

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