Match Details

2 - 1
26 Mar 18:15 CET


'10 Mink van der Weerden (11) - PC
'37 Arthur Verdussen (7) - FG
'58 Robert van der Horst (24) - FG


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KO16 Oranje Zwart 2 (M van der Weerden, R van der Horst) Royal
Leopold 1 (A Verdussen)

Cometh the hour, cometh Rob van der Horst. He scored a
stunning inidividual goal with only a couple of minutes remaining to earn
Oranje Zwart a KO8 date with Harvestehuder THC on Monday.
In a close-knit first half, Mink van der Weerden’s
drag-flick was all that separated the teams with chances few and far between.
He slung home a low corner into the backboard.
Bob de Voogd went close to a second but drew a spectacular
save from Romain Henet instead while Dorian Thiery charged down a Rob Reckers
shot to keep the gap at the minimum.
And then they got back into the game with a moment of
inspiration from Arthur Verdussen, tearing along the left endline, beating van
der Weerden for pace, and then picking a brilliant line past Vincent Vanasch
and in off the far post into the goal.
From there, the game swung from end to end before the world
player of the year made his mark. Van der Horst picked up the ball 30 metres
out from goal and ran at pace around three potential tacklers before lifting
the ball up and over Henet for a memorable goal with three minutes to go.
It came too late for Leopold to affect a comeback and the
reigning champions were through.

Image Credit: Euro Hockey League/Frank
Uijlenbroek. This image may not be reproduced without the explicit permission
of the EHL or the photographer.


MHC Oranje Zwart

1 Vincent Vanasch
4 Sander Baart
5 Marcel Balkestein
6 Rashid Mehmood
7 Rizwan Muhammad
8 Joep de Mol
9 Jelle Galema
11 Mink van der Weerden
14 Niek van der Schoot
15 Caspar van Dijk
16 Paul Maas
18 Rob Reckers
19 Bob de Voogd
21 Gijs van Merriënboer
22 Max Kuijpers
23 Jaïr van der Horst
24 Robert van der Horst
25 Bram Huijbregts
26 Benjamin Stanzl
27 Tjep Hoedemakers
28 Hugo Dekkers
29 Sander van Berkel
30 Thijs Maartens
31 Mark Jenniskens
32 Rolf Diederen

Royal Leopold

Dorian Thiéry 2
Romain Henet 3
Martin De Bruyne 5
Arthur Verdussen 7
Gaston Golstein 8
John Verdussen 9
Dimitri Cuvelier 10
Jorge Dabanch 11
Corentin De Trez 12
Nicolas Poncelet 13
Tanguy Zimmer 14
Maxime Plennevaux 15
Louis Decock 18
Thibaud Van der Putten 20
Amaury Peeters 21
Julien Plennevaux 22
Elliot Van Strydonck 29
Agustin Mazzilli 30