Match Details

RCB
6 - 2
08 Oct 11:45 CET
Pau Negre Stadium, Barcelona
BAN

Goals

'2 Jérôme Truyens (11) - FG
'19 Philip Brown (14) - PS
'22 Tom Boon (27) - PC
'35 Jérôme Truyens (11) - FG
'54 Conor Harte (9) - PC
FG = Field Goal (2 points)
PC = Penalty Corner (1 point)

Cards

'23 Ross Beattie
'30 Tom Boon
'31 Owen Magee
'32 Augustin Meurmans
'42 Owen Magee
'43 Luke Witherow
'54 Bruce McCandless
'55 Max Lootens
'57 Bruce McCandless
'58 Philip Brown
'59 Loick Vanwetter

Match videos

  • Racing Club de Bruxelles v Banbridge – Match Highlights – EHL RD 1


  • BRU 6-2 BAN A rocket on the reverse from Willems comes crashing back off the crossbar


  • BRU 6-2 BAN Harte with a low PC flick into the bottom corner


  • BRU 5-2 BAN A 2nd for Truyens as good movement in the circle leads to a simple deflection goal


  • BRU 3-2 BAN Banbridge are looking for a way back into the match through good dribbling skills from Wright


  • BRU 3-2 BAN Boon slots home a low PC flick to put his side back into the lead


  • BRU 2-2 BAN Brown steps up to convert a PS to bring the scores level


  • BRU 2-0 BAN Bruxelles force the best out of Lennox in the Banbridge goal


  • BRU 2-0 BAN A lovely flowing move sees Truyens tap home inside a minute


Match report

Two field goals from Jerome Truyens set Royal Racing Club de Bruxelles up for the win they needed to advance to the KO16 of the Euro Hockey League in Rotterdam, beating Banbridge.

Racing hit the front with less than a minute on the clock, a lovely flowing move via Guillermo Garcia to Tom Boon on the baseline who passed into the path of Jerome Truyens to guide in a field goal.

The Belgians were thundering forward at every opportunity during this phase, drawing plenty of good stops from Gareth Lennox, one brilliantly with his helmet.

Bann kept battling, however, and they got back on level terms when Jamie Wright was knocked over with the goal gaping, earning a stroke that Philip Brown converted, making it 2-2.

Tom Boon edged Racing back in front with a drag-flick from a corner, making it 3-2 at half-time. They stretched further into the lead via another smooth move, this time Max Lootens getting away down the left wing before picking out Truyens who touched in his third goal of the weekend. It made it 5-2.

Bann, despite going down to nine players at one stage, won a series of second half corners to make sure it was never a truly easy passage but the Belgian side had enough in their favour to take the KO16 ticket.

Conor Harte added another corner for good measure while Tommy Willems cracked the post with an excellent shot in a fiery closing stage with both sides reduced to nine players in the last five minutes for yellow cards.

“We were really happy with the performance against Poznan because it is always a tricky game against a different style than what we are used to,” Cedric Charlier said of the weekend's performances.

"We managed it well and were happy with the result. Today, the level was pretty poor but, at the end, we qualified for the next round so that’s the most important. I think as a team we could have learned more from these games than we did but we are happy enough and will celebrate tonight!”

Line-up

Racing Club de Bruxelles

1 Jérémy Gucassoff
2 Loick Vanwetter
5 Max Lootens
6 Martin Lambeau
7 Guillermo Garcia
8 Alexandre Meurmans
9 Conor Harte
10 Cédric Charlier
11 Jérôme Truyens
13 Alexis Cayphas
14 Augustin Meurmans
15 Mathieu Weyers
16 Achille De Chaffoy
21 Anthony Versluys
22 Tommy Willems
23 Basile Vermylen
24 Benjamin Pierre
27 Tom Boon
29 Michel Van Rysselberg

Banbridge HC

Gareth Lennox 1
Luke Roleston 2
Luke Witherow 4
Alexander Tinney 5
Peter Brown 7
Zach McClelland 8
Bruce McCandless 9
Jamie Wright 11
Timothy Watt 13
Philip Brown 14
Sam Farson 15
Fraser Mills 16
Ross Beattie 17
Drew Carlisle 19
Hugh McShane 20
Neil Gilmore 22
Mathew Allister 23
Owen Magee 24