MHC Oranje Zwart – Royal Leopold

2 - 1
26 Mar 17:15 CET
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Match report

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.

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of the EHL or the photographer.