Kampong eliminate Bloemendaal from Dutch playoffs

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Having scraped into the Hoofdklasse playoffs, SV Kampong eliminated Bloemendaal to reach the playoffs final and, with it, earn a ticket back to the EHL for next season with a 2-0 win.

Bjorn Kellerman’s 38th minute cracker was added to by Robbert Kemperman’ s last-ditch goal to see them win their second game of the weekend, coming back from a loss at home on Wednesday in the first of their three-match series.

For Kemperman, he said afterwards: “The fighting spirit was incredible. We have an incredible amount of confidence in each other. Our mindset is tough and we were able to defend their good attacks.

“We have a lot of quality up front and do not need many chances. We have shown that again today and we are ridiculously good shape!"

For Bloemendaal’s Wouter Jolie, it was a low-key end to his club career, saying: “The teams in the playoffs are so close that it is all in the details.

“On Saturday and today, those details were just on the side of Kampong. We played a great season and I am confident that this team will play in many finals in the coming years."

For Kampong, they will meet Rotterdam on Wednesday in the first final of a potential best of three series.

"That will be a beautiful game, I am looking forward to it," said Kemperman. "We know it will be tough but we are ready. This great blue fighting machine is good enough to be champions."