Match Details

6 - 2
26 May 15:30 CET
HC Bloemendaal


'3 Robbert Kemperman (14) - FG
'9 Constantijn Jonker (10) - FG
'37 Nicolas De Kerpel (12) - FG
'48 Bjorn Kellerman (11) - FG


'34 Philip Meulenbroek
'55 Nicolas De Kerpel
'59 Marco Donck

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SV Kampong moved a step closer to a second Euro Hockey League title as they beat Herakles 6-2 in the first semi-final of the FINAL4 weekend at Bloemendaal.

The Dutch champions got off to the perfect start as they scored two field goals in the opening nine minutes to give them a commanding 4-0 lead.

The first came after a mad-scramble with Robbert Kemperman deflecting home the goal from Bjorn Kellerman’s smash at goal. Victor Donck had brilliantly taken an initial chance off the line from Jasper Luijkx.

It became four when a massive long overhead from Martijn Havenga out of defence was missed by the last defender and Bjorn Kellerman stole in around the back, playing a cross for Constantijn Jonker to slap in.

The Dutch side had chances to extend their lead with Kellerman to the fore while Luijkx almost produced a brilliant third field goal when he got a touch to a Kellerman cross.

But Herakles are fighters and they got right back in the game when Antonio Sanz del Campo got to the baseline. David Harte cut out his knee-high cross but Nico de Kerpel was available to volley in the follow-up chance.

He also saw a corner shot deflect just wide as the Belgian side grew into the game toward the end of the third quarter.

But Kellerman made the game safe early in the fourth quarter with a delicious flick into the top corner from a narrow angle, putting the game out of reach of the Belgian side.

“I think we played really great. We had a really happy performance like last week with just one week to prepare and repair and we did it really well," Kellerman said afterwards.

“Mentally, we are really strong so we know we can play in the final but first we had to get through this one and play for that beautiful, beautiful prize.

“We have played about six years together and to win prizes, you have to play really well with each other. We know each other inside and out and you saw that today.”

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SV Kampong

1 David Harte
3 Sjoerd de Wert
4 Jip Janssen
6 Lars Balk
7 Ties Ceulemans
8 Casper Roelofs
9 Quirijn Caspers
10 Constantijn Jonker
11 Bjorn Kellerman
12 Sander de Wijn
14 Robbert Kemperman
16 Floris de Ridder
17 Boet Phijffer
18 Mats Tigchelhoff
20 Philip Meulenbroek
21 Teun Kropholler
22 Martijn Havenga
23 Pepijn Luijkx
24 Jasper Luijkx
25 Hidde Brink
26 Jeroen Fetter
27 Koen Visser
28 Bram van Battum
29 Lukas Siebinga
30 David Wolff

Royal Herakles HC

Amaury Timmermans 1
Nick Haig 2
Robert Creffer 3
Marco Donck 4
Tanausu Perez 5
Jacob Smith 6
Cédric Struyf 7
Victor Donck 8
Robin Huybrechs 9
Jeremy Schuermans 10
Fabian Timmermans 11
Nicolas De Kerpel 12
Thibaut Le Paige 13
Jerome Legrand 14
David Hens 15
Antonio Sanz Del Campo 16
Anthony Van Stratum 17
Arthur Da Costa 19
Jeremy Duncan 20
Louis Hottlet 21
Alexis Leclef 22
Gerbo Van Dessel 23
Harold Declercq 24
Amaury Keusters 25
Kevin Sanders 26
Romain Deville 27
Francesco Mitrotta 31