EuroHockey Club Cup 3rd/ 4th Place Playoff
AH&BC Amsterdam 1 Club Campo De Madrid 2
Club Campo De Madrid finished third in the EuroHockey Club Cup in controversial circumstances, AH&BC Amsterdam having a potential equaliser disallowed after an umpire consultation with just 16 seconds remaining.
Amsterdam had also had a penalty corner goal disallowed in the second minute after Kitty van Male finished at the left post. Ironically Madrid took the lead three minutes later also from a penalty corner, thanks to Rebecca Grote’s drag-flick.
Amsterdam were level in the tenth minute, Kelly Jonker finishing from an acute angle from the right of the circle as the match burst into life.
Madrid’s winning goal came with two minutes to play, Beatriz Perez Lagunas scoring from the right of the circle, and falling to the ground with the momentum.
With just over five minutes remaining, Amsterdam used a kicking back, the tactic seemingly working with time running out, only for the umpires to rule the goal out. Amsterdam’s players and officials continued to discuss the decision on the pitch after the final whistle.
Scorer: Kelly Jonker 17-F
Squad: Anne Veenendaal (GK); Kitty van Male, Marijn Veen, Anouk Lambers, Charlotte Vega, Kelly Jonker, Lelah Brigitha, Jacky Schoenaker, Lauren Stam, Eva De Goede (Capt.), Julia Müller,
Subs: Felice Albers (2 mins), Maria Verschoor (2), Kimberly Thompson (3), Noor De Bat (3), Ilse Kappele (4), Floor De Haan (5)
Sub not used: Zoe van den Barselaar (GK).
Club Campo De Madrid
Scorers: Rebecca Grote 5-PC, Beatriz Perez Lagunas 28-F
Squad: Maria Ruiz Castillo (GK); Rocio Gutierrez Sierra, Rebecca Grote, Marta Zorita Marquez, Rocio Sanchez, Empar Gil, Beatriz Perez Lagunas, Begoña Garcia, Carmen Cano Ruiz, Ana Marquinez, Alejandra Torres-Quevado.
Subs: Sara Barrios (7 mins), Lucia Lopez-Alonso (7), Beatriz Figar (7), Lucia Abajo Saenz de Tejada (7),
Subs not used: Belén Gonzalez-Laguillo, Lucia Monsalve, Ana Pueche (GK).
Umpires: Michelle Meister (Germany) and Hannah Harrison (England)