Leopold bounce back to stay in front in Belgian men’s league

Royal Leopold bounced back from a couple of defeats to land an important 3-0 win over Gantoise to remain top of the Belgian men’s league with four rounds of the regular season to go. 

Maxime Plennevaux put them in front inside the first minute before Tom Boon doubled the lead from a stroke with Plennevaux adding another to complete the win. 

It keeps them twp points clear at the head of the table, keeping things ticking along on the field. They do, however, have an issue to resolve over player eligibility off the field – as reported on Le Soir’s Hockey Belgium site – which could have an impact in the coming weeks. 

Elsewhere, Waterloo Ducks continued their momentum with a 4-0 win over Beerschot, their fourth win in succession as they take on the role of primary challengers to Leopold. 

Victor Charlet scored two corners with further goals from Jérémy Wilbers and Tommy Willems.  

Gantoise are in third with six points to make up while Royal Racing Club de Bruxelles are in fourth after a 4-4 draw against KHC Leuven. KHC Dragons closed in on the top with a narrow 2-1 win over Daring on Friday.