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KO8 SV Kampong 5 (M Havenga 2, R Kemperman, P Meulenbroek, P
Luijkx) Rot Weiss Köln 1 (C Rühr)
Kampong produced one of the performances of the week to take
apart the reigning German champions and reach the EHL FINAL4 for the first
They were the dominant force throughout, building a 2-0
half-time lead before they sat back and picked off the chasing Rot Weiss in the
second half on the counter and win out in style.
In the early stages, Kampong struggled with stopping their
penalty corners, letting three go without a smooth set-up. Their fourth corner
was an example of this but Quirijn Caspers, who was superb in the first and
second quarters, recovered the ball and worked it into the danger zone where
Robbert Kemperman was on hand to finish off.
Sander de Wijn created the second with a powerful backhand
cross from the right wing. The diagonal pass went to the near post where Philip
Meulenbroek got his stick out in front of two defenders, getting just enough
angle and pace on it for the ball to spin around Victor Aly.
It gave Kampong a strong lead which, on the evidence of the
first half, Rot Weiss would struggle to break down. But, just a few minutes
into the second half the German champions got their lifeline when Mats
Grambusch invited Christopher Rühr to race on to a weighted pass and the
forward slammed home his eighth goal in four EHL matches.
Any thoughts of a comeback, though, were dashed by a pair of
penalty strokes from Martijn Havenga. Both were for hitting bodies on the line
as Lark Balk and Meulenbroek saw shots denied illegally by Rot Weiss defenders.
Pepijn Luijkx extended the lead further to 5-1 with a cool
finish on the run from Bjorn Kellerman’s slip pass.