'22Floris de RidderF. d. Ridder
'29Jip JanssenJ. Janssen
'34Tom GrambuschT. Grambusch
'51Mats GrambuschM. Grambusch
'55Martijn HavengaM. Havenga
'60Mats GrambuschM. Grambusch
Mats Grambusch produced a remarkable last minute winner to see Rot-Weiss Koln win the latest edition of this ongoing rivalry, a truly epic 3-2 success in the last of the KO16 matches in Eindhoven.
This edition was played at an incredible tempo with both sides throwing everything into the contest. Kampong had to play without Robbert Kemperman and Lars Balk but were boosted by the availability of Sander de Wijn.
Rot-Weiss had the best of the first quarter and were within inches of opening the scoring in the 11th minute when Sjoerd de Wert – who has recently been brought out of retirement – deflected a Tom Grambusch shot onto the bar.
Kampong stepped up their pace in the second quarter with Boet Phijffer going close on a couple of occasions while Victory Aly made some great saves from Jip Janssen.
Janssen did break the deadlock in the 28th minute, however, when he picked up the ball from a charged down drag-flick and fire into the roof of the net.
Rot-Weiss started the second half in good shape and they scored their equaliser via Tom Grambusch’s heavily deflected drag-flick – his eighth goal in 13 EHL games.
Aly made a couple of powerful saves while Bjorn Kellerman – who was excellent in the quarter-back role – should have made it 2-1 when he battled past the last defender but inexplicably missed an open goal.
Johannes Grosse had also saved off the line before Rot-Weiss went in front from their fourth corner, a smart move between the Grambusch brothers, Tom laying on for Mats to guide in.
Martijn Havenga equalised with five minutes to go in almost identical fashion to Janssen’s opening goal, rebounding his own charged down drag-flick to shoot into the roof on his reverse.
The last few minutes saw a plethora of dramatic moments with both sides denied a goal on video review. And they got an amazing winner with 25 seconds left on the clock when Mats Grambusch went on his own to score a truly remarkable goal, weaving inside two defenders and clipping a gorgeous finish over David Harte.