Jonker snatches late draw for Kampong in classic Oranje-Rood battle

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Constantijn Jonker grabbed a 68th minute equaliser for SV Kampong to draw their topper with Oranje-Rood 3-3 in Eindhoven following a mad-cap match.

Indeed, there five goals in the first 22 minutes with Jonker starting the scoring in the first minute before Niek van der Schoot and Mink van der Weerden made it 2-1. Martijn Havenga equalised from a corner but Thomas Briels made it 3-2 with 48 minutes still to go.

From there, the scoring slowed down before Jonker scored the vital late goal that keeps Kampong in a share of first place in the division.

"It was a really great match. A spectacle for the public,” Oranje-Rood’s Bob de Voogd told hockey.nl after the game. “This draw does feel like two points lost. We defended hard but it was just not enough for a victory. "

For Jonker, he said: "I think 3-3 is a good result. We created a lot of opportunities but our conversion could have been better. I would like to compliment Pirmin Blaak, the keeper of Orange-Rood. He has made a beautiful saves."

Bloemendaal moved level with Kampong thanks to a 1-0 win over Den Bosch, Yannick van der Drift scoring the only goal in the 50th minute.

AH&BC Amsterdam remain in touch, two points off the leaders, thanks to their 2-0 win at Tilburg with Mirco Pruyser scoring in the eighth and 12th minute.

HC Rotterdam succumbed to a 3-2 loss to Pinoke. The Amstelveen club went 3-0 ahead inside 38 minutes and while Sebas Molkenboer and Simon Egerton pulled back a pair of goals, Pinoke held on for the win which leaves Rotterdam in fifth place.