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

RSA V SCO ( QF2 ) Champions Challenge 1 2014 (W)

RSA
2 - 1
SCO

Match Review RSA - SCO 2-1

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
RSA 1 10 RUSSELL Shelley FG 1 - 0
RSA 38 10 RUSSELL Shelley PC 2 - 0
SCO 64 23 MAGUIRE Emily FG 2 - 1

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
RSA 32 23 COSTON Bernadette G
SCO 51 17 KIDD Nikki G
RSA 62 31 EVANS Celia G

RSA

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
Bench
2 MANGISA Vuyisanani
13
7 DAVIDS Illse
X
8 COX Marsha
X
10 RUSSELL Shelley 2
8
11 MANSON Marcelle
X
12 CHAMBERLAIN Dirkie
X
13 DEETLEFS Lisa-Marie
12
14 MADSEN Kelly
X
18 VAN DEVENTER Anelle
6
19 du PLESSIS Lilian
7
20 TERBLANCHE Nicolene
X
21 MARAIS Lenise
X
22 TAYLOR Kathleen
X
23 COSTON Bernadette 1
X
28 BOBBS Quanita
X
29 BRIGHT Tarryn
X
30 DAMONS Sulette
6
31 EVANS Celia 1
  Team Manager ROSTRON Sheldon
  Stand-In Manager MEINTJIES John
  Head Coach BONNET Giles
  Assistant Coach CERFONTEIN Kurt
  Physiotherapist ANDERS Andrea

SCO

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
Bench
2 COCHRANE Nicki
X
3 BUNCE Vikki
X
4 McLELLAN Morag
7
5 BELL Alison
9
6 WARD Rebecca
X
8 RALPH Catriona
X
10 ROBERTSON Sarah
X
12 CLEMENT Linda
3
13 WYLLIE Ailsa
X
15 FAWCETT Leigh
X
16 MERCHANT Rebecca
4
17 KIDD Nikki 1
X
18 McGILVERAY Susan
X
19 LLOYD Nicola
7
22 SKRASTIN Nicola
X
23 MAGUIRE Emily 1
11
24 DAVIS Aileen
X
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 ALKEMADE Fanneke
Umpire 2 JUDEFIND Stephanie
Reserve Umpire de la FUENTE Carolina
Judge 1 WOTHERSPOON Anne
Judge 2 MORGAN Barbara
Technical Officer SCHWEDE Sonja

In a war of attrition between two close European rivals, Spain were able to reverse their most recent form against Spain to book their place in the Champions Challenge 1 semi-finals.

The second quarter-final of the event in Glasgow saw Belgium, who finished second in pool A take on Spain, who took third place in pool B. The Red Sticks and the Red Panthers are evenly matched in many ways – Spain have a world ranking of 14, Belgium are ranked just two above at 12; both teams are full of young players and so are building for the future; and both teams desperately want to get into the Champions Trophy.

As expected, this was a close game. There were goals at both ends of the first half, Spain took the lead in the 6th minute when captain Rocio Ybarra scored from a penalty corner, and Belgium hit back through Alix Gerniers (31') from a lovely piece of passing play that left the Spaniards causing shadows.

The second half ebbed and flowed for both sides. Spain enjoyed a strong opening 10 minutes and they came close on many occasions, particularly through the surging runs of Beatriz Perez and Maira Gomez. To counter the danger, Belgium worked hard to get players behind the ball and put pressure on the ball carrier. 

With just 15 minutes to go, this match turned into a war of attrition with both teams running hard to find that elusive goal. Belgium's cause wasn't helped when Gerniers received a yellow card and left the Red Sticks with a player advantage. Both teams played furious hockey to the end, but the final score remained 1-1.

In the shoot-out, both teams showed a lot of nerves, and the keepers were able to force errors so that at the end of the first five attempts on goal the score stood at 2-2. In sudden death, it was Belgium's Alix Gerniers who was unable to get past Spain's 'keeper Maria Lopez de Eguilaz Zubiria.

The goal-scorers in the shoot-out were: Spain: Alicia Magaz 2, Lola Riera. Belgium: Anouk Raes, Alix Gerniers.

After the game a distraught Jill Boon said: "That was such a huge disappointment, we wanted to win this tournament. It is the perfect tournament to get good competitive experience; we have a very young squad and you can train as hard as you want, but you can't buy experience like this."

Spain's coach Adrian Locke was delighted with his team's performance. "The last time we played Belgium was in the Olympic qualifier, which we lost. And Belgium have overtaken us in the rankings, so this was a very good result."

 

  • Match 14
  • Date Thu, 1 May 2014
  • Time 18:00
  • Pool/Class QF2
  • Venue

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