Kampong and Bloemendaal vye for Dutch men’s title

SV Kampong will look to take down HC Bloemendaal in the Dutch men’s final series this week after they produced back-to-back clean sheets against HC Rotterdam in the semi-final.

Having won the first leg of their semi 3-0, Ties Ceulemans got the only goal of the second leg with 16 minutes to go.

It was a slightly fortuitous effort as Lars Balk’s crash ball bounced to the right post and a first time cross left Ceulemans with a simple tap-in.

It puts them through to the final against EHL Men’s champions and Hoofdklasse table-toppers Bloemendaal who were too strong for Den Bosch.

They won the first leg 5-1 and backed it up with a 3-0 victory on home turf. Jasper Brinkman continued his super season with a pair of penalty corner goals, late in either half.

Yannick van der Drift got the middle goal, a tip-in from Tom Hiebendaal’s backhand cross from the left of the circle.

The first leg of the final will take place in Utrecht on Thursday with the second of three potential showdowns on Saturday at Het Kopje.