On the fifth match day in the Tulp Hoofdklasse Bloemendaal won the top match against HGC 3-2. Tilburg took the first point of the season by drawing 1-1 against Amsterdam in the Wagener Stadium. Kampong defeated Den Bosch 2-1 and Sebastien Dockier personally gave his team Pinoké the victory against Oranje-Rood (2-3).
Bloemendaal – HGC (3-2)
|21 ‘||0-1||HGC||Kenta Tanaka|
|29 ‘||0-2||HGC||Steijn van Heijningen|
|35 ‘||1-2 (sc)||Bloemendaal||Tim Swaen|
|44 ‘||2-2||Bloemendaal||Jorrit Croon|
|56 ‘||3-2 (sb)||Bloemendaal||Arthur Van Doren|
HGC appeared to inflict Bloemendaal its first loss of the season. After half an hour, the Wassenaar formation on ‘t Kopje already led 0-2 by hits from Kenta Tanaka and Steijn van Heijningen. Just before half time, Tim Swaen made the connection goal, which gave Bloemendaal a good starting position on points for the second half. Jorrit Croon made a nice 2-2 after the break, after which Arthur van Doren secured the fifth victory in a row for Bloemendaal with a striking penalty ball.
Amsterdam – HC Tilburg (1-1)
|15 ‘||1-0||Amsterdam||Luke Dommershuijzen|
|70 ‘||1-1 (sc)||HC Tilburg||Gareth Furlong|
A bitter pill for Amsterdam, which had to take the equalizer from Tilburg in the final minute. Last week it also happened to the team from Amsterdam against Rotterdam (3-3). Luke Dommershuijzen seemed to have scored the only goal of the game for a long time, but a penalty corner just before the final whistle was used by Gareth Furlong. His goal was Tilburg’s first point this season.
Orange-Red – Pinoké (2-3)
|33 ‘||1-0 (sc)||Orange-Red||Joep de Mol|
|51 ‘||1-1||Pinoké||Sebastien Dockier|
|54 ‘||1-2||Pinoké||Sebastien Dockier|
|66 ‘||2-2||Orange-Red||Jim van de Venne|
|69 ‘||2-3||Pinoké||Sebastien Dockier|
With three goals, Sebastien Dockier was undisputedly the Man of the Match. The Belgian gave Pinoké its third win of the season, putting the team in third place in the Tulp Dutch Major League. For Orange-Red, the grapes were sour. The Eindhoven-squad saw a series of three games stopped without a loss. In addition, there was also the injury of penalty corner specialist Teun Beins.
Kampong – Den Bosch (2-1)
|7 ‘||1-0||Kampong||Fine Phijffer|
|42 ‘||1-1||Den Bosch||Koen Bees|
|64 ‘||2-1||Kampong||Ties Ceulemans|
Kampong remains in the rankings in the wake of leader Bloemendaal. Den Bosch was defeated 2-1 in Utrecht. After Boet Phijffer opened the score for Kampong, the team failed to take a bigger lead. Goalkeeper Loïc van Doren van Den Bosch turned the awarded penalty ball. Kampong seemed to be costly when Koen Bijen scored the tying run after the break. Still, Roelant Oltmans’ team took the longest. Ties Ceulemans made the winning goal just before the end.
Little Switzerland – Almere (2-1)
|32 ‘||1-0||Little Switzerland||Rogier Schaeffers|
|66 ‘||2-0||Little Switzerland||Marco Miltkau|
|70 ‘||2-1||Almere||Ryan Julius|
Little Switzerland has the first victory of the season in the bag. At home, the Steenbokken defeated Almere 2-1. Here, too, the decision fell in the final phase. German international Marco Miltkau doubled the lead of Little Switzerland four minutes before the end, which had come to 1-0 via Rogier Schaeffers before half time. Ryan Julius’ goal in the final minute did not endanger the victory of Little Switzerland.
Rotterdam – Hurley (1-0)
|14 ‘||1-0||Rotterdam||Joaquín Menini|
After three draws in a row, Rotterdam finally took the full win again. Joaquin Menini’s goal in the first quarter was the decision in the game with Hurley. De Bosuils had a great chance at the equalizer, but Rotterdam keeper Derk Meijer turned Hurley’s penalty ball.