Cosyns treble earns Racing first title for 81 years

Royal Racing Club de Bruxelles ended an 81-year wait last weekend as they got the best of Gantoise over two legs in the Belgian men’s championships ifnal.

Saturday saw the two sides draw 2-2 in the first leg, leaving the title going down to a straight shoot-out in the second meeting of the weekend.

Arthur de Borrekens gave the Ghent club the lead but Tanguy Cosyns levelled it up at half-time at 1-1. 

Racing took that momentum into the second half with Cosyns scoring from a penalty corner and he completed his hat trick with another stroke for 3-1. 

De Borrekens reduced the gap with his second of the game but Craig Fulton’s sides stood firm to secure the crown and end their long wait for glory.