Carlota Petchame’s single goal saw Spain earn a richly deserved 1-0 win over hosts Belgium to reach the semi-final of the women’s Belfius EuroHockey Championships. The Netherlands cruise into the semi-finals. In Pool B, England and Germany are into the semi’s.Continue reading Day 6 : England, Germany, Spain and the Netherlands make up the final four
Belfius EuroHockey Championships. Women, Ireland v Germany.
Women’s Pool B: Ireland 1 (S Hawkshaw), Germany 1 (P Maertens).
An exciting match for many reasons as the Irish Women finished with a level score against World Ranked Number 5 Germany this afternoon in Antwerp. Unfortunately, a win was required to progress to the semi-finals of the competition.Continue reading Ireland narrowly miss semi final spot
Spain got the draw they needed to reach the semi-finals of the European Championships for the first time since 2009, dropping England into the relegation pool. In Pool B, early double puts Germany in pole position for a semi-final place. The Netherlands confirm top spot with a 6-0 win over Scotland.
POOL A: SPAIN – ENGLAND 2-2
England started well, leading through Sam Ward’s first-half goal but Pau Quemada and Diego Arana turned things around in the third quarter, and while Ashley Jackson equalised, Spain clung on for the result they needed.
Miki Delas – along with Lleonart, Cortes and Sergi Enrique – was part of the team ten years ago who reached the semis before.
He said afterwards: ‘it was a really strong fight. We knew they were going full gas, and our goal was to manage that situation. We could have changed the structure of the game with the stroke for 3-1, but it wasn’t to be.’
Goals: 21′ Sam Ward (FG) 0-1, 33′ Pau Quemada (FG) 1-1, 43′ Diego Arana (FG) 2-1, 52′ Ashley Jackson (PC) 2-2
POOL A: BELGIUM – WALES 6-0
Belgium powered to a fine win over Wales at the Belfius EuroHockey Championships, topping Pool A and going into the semi-final to play Germany.
They scored twice in each of the first three quarters to underpin the result with Cedric Charlier netting two times. The win also extinguished Wales’ long-shot at a semi-final place – they go into Pool C with one point, hoping they can avoid relegation.
Goals: 15’ Alex Hendrickx (PC) 1-0, 15’ Tom Boon (FG) 2-0, 25’ Nicolas de Kerpel (FG) 3-0, 28’ Cedric Charlier (FG) 4-0, 35’ Cedric Charlier (FG) 5-0, 41’ Thomas Briels (FG) 6-0
POOL B: IRELAND – GERMANY 0-5
Germany copper-fastened a guaranteed semi-final place as they saw off Ireland as two early goals meant they were always in control of this Pool B tie.
Niklas Wellen and Tom Grambusch put them 2-0 up inside eight minutes to put them in pole position. They then had to wait until the final six minutes to add three more via Malte Hellwig, Florian Fuchs and Lukas Windfeder, punishing Ireland as they took off their goalkeeper for an extra outfielder.
Goals: 3′ Niklas Wellen (FG) 0-1, 8′ Tom Grambusch (PC) 0-2, 54′ Malte Hellwig (FG) 0-3, 59′ Florian Fuchs (FG) 0-4, 60′ Lukas Windfeder (PC) 0-5
POOL B: NETHERLANDS – SCOTLAND 6-0
The Netherlands topped Pool B with a 4-0 win over Scotland to advance to the semi-finals with a perfect record while the Scots will contest Pool C, hoping they can avoid relegation.
Early goals from Thierry Brinkman and Mink van der Weerden set them on their way, and while Scotland defended hard, they could not prevent another four goals from breaking through their rearguard action.
Goals: 6′ Billy Baker 1-0 (FG), 14′ Thierry Brinkman 2-0 (PC), 23′ Mink van der Weerden 3-0 (PC), 37′ Thierry Brinkman 4-0 (FG), 58′ Jip Janssen 5-0 (PC), 60′ Mirco Pruijser 6-0 (PC)
As Belgium has finished first in Pool A, please note a change in the order of the semi-finals 22nd August:
18:00 The Netherlands v Spain
20:30 Belgium v Germany
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Day 4 : Belgian women lead pool A, another draw for The Netherlands
Belgium moved to the top of Pool A on goal difference after two rounds of matches as first quarter blitz put them in great shape for their 4-1 win. Reigning champions the Netherlands were held to a second successive draw against Spain. Results in Pool B: Germany-England 1-1, Ireland – Belarus 11-0.Continue reading Netherlands frustrated for the second SUCCESSIVE match puts the red panthers in CONTROL
Stockmann critical of Caldas policy: “He shoots himself in the foot.”
The European hockey championships have started, but without Robbert Kemperman and Valentin Verga in the Dutch selection. Former international Jaap Stockmann, the world’s best goalkeeper in 2014, has been very outspoken with his criticism of his former coachContinue reading Stockmann reignites Caldas fued
A heroic late fightback saw Ireland salvage what could be a crucial point in their Belfius EuroHockey Championships campaign, coming back from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 with Scotland in Antwerp.Continue reading Ireland men in Heroic fight back to rescue a point
Women’s Pool B: England 2 (S Petty, G Ansley) Ireland 1 (B Barr)
Ireland’s women produced a rousing last quarter but could not find an equaliser from their opening Belfius EuroHockey Championships tie in Antwerp.Continue reading Ireland fight back but fall just short
In Pool A of the men’s Belfius EuroHockey Championships host country Belgium have reached the semis after a second consecutive win. The same goes for The Netherlands after beating Germany. Ireland could save a point with a late draw against Scotland. Spain is right back in the race for the semi-final places after a clear victory over Wales.Continue reading Day 3 : Belgium and the Netherlands secure semi final spots
Three men’s games on the second day of the Belfius EuroHockey Championships. In the all Britain battle Wales was denied a famous win over England by a late equaliser. Germany and Holland showed no mercy with their opponents. The women’s tournament started with Spain nicking a late win over Russia and hosts Belgium keeping reigning champion The Netherlands on a draw.Continue reading Day 2 : Famous draw for Belgium against Dutch women
The Belgian Red Lions put on a cracking show in front of a big home crowd at Wilrijkse Plein to start the Belfius EuroHockey Championships in party mode.Continue reading FIVE-STAR BELGIUM GET THE PARTY STARTED