KO16: Racing Club de France – Holcombe HC

2 - 4
6 Oct 15:45 CET
Real Club de Polo, Barcelona

Match highlights

'7Nicholas BandurakN. Bandurak

'14Christophe Peters-DeutzC. Peters-Deutz

'17Nathan Tchakonté-TchatchouN. Tchakonté-Tchatchou

'23Phillip RoperP. Roper

'34Simon Martin-BrisacS. Martin-Brisac


'36Tom RussellT. Russell

'40Barry MiddletonB. Middleton

'49Christophe Peters-DeutzC. Peters-Deutz

'49Célestin DuchesneC. Duchesne

'51Nicholas BandurakN. Bandurak


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BARCELONA - Euro Hockey League KO16 2023-2024 03 Racing Club de France v Holcombe HC (KO16) Picture: Nicholas Bandurak (C) WORLDSPORTPICS COPYRIGHT FRANK UIJLENBROEK

Match report

Holcombe are through to the KO8 as they won a feisty contest with Racing Club de France 4-2 with Nick Bandurak leading the line superbly.

He started and ending the scoring with his first coming in the seventh minute off the back of Samuel Taylor’s monster overhead and a surging run from Tom Russell on the right baseline.

Racing, though, were a force to be reckoned with and they were level in Q1 from a Christopher Peters-Deutz corner from a clever mini-switch to the left.

Phil Roper restored the lead following a patient build-up, arriving at the top of the circle and pushing first time into the bottom left corner.

Russell volleyed in a high ball after a melee in front of the Racing goal, the first of three goals to be scored while the opponent had a player in the sin-bin. It made it 3-1 in the 36th minute.

Peters-Deutz cut the gap once more from another corner, this time on a rebound with 11 minutes to go.

But Bandurak saw off the win after a perfect piece of possession hockey against a short-handed opponent with Taylor eventually stepping forward from centre-back. His pass into space was meant sweetly by Bandurak moving away from goal.