Wimbledon – AH&BC Amsterdam

1 - 3
26 Mar 15:00 CET
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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KO16 Wimbledon 1 (P Roper) AH&BC Amsterdam 3 (M Pruyser

Mirco Pruyser’s hat trick saw Amsterdam come back from an
early deficit to reach Monday’s KO8 where they will meet Real Club de Polo in front of a packed Wagener Stadium.
In so doing, the Dutch star striker moved him up to 20 EHL
goals, level with Guillermo Schickendantz in fifth place on the all-time
goalscorers list.
It came during an impressive, high octane match. Just four
minutes into their debut in the EHL, Wimbledon got on the score sheet with Ian
Sloan’s lovely pass picking out Phil Ball on the right baseline and he drew a
bad foul from Johannes Mooij. It led to a stroke that Phil Roper converted for
The lead, however, was short-lived with Billy Bakker, as so
often, unlocking the door for Mirco Pruyser to slam home a backhand shot
through the legs of James Bailey.
And it became 2-1 in the 23rd minute with Pruyser
getting on the end of a lovely move. Klaas Vermeulen was the creative force
with a piece of control to cut a long ball into the path of Valentin Verga who
lifted the ball gently into Pruyser’s path and he did the rest.
Wimbledon battled hard and had their moments, not least when
Ball was found alone in the circle but Laurens Goedegebuure got out brilliantly
to slide into the path of the ball and deflect it away.
The English side kept out two corners from Justin Reid-Ross
but Amsterdam finally got breathing room after an interchange on the right
baseline via Verga and Jan-Willem Buissant to set up Pruyser to push home his
hat trick.
Wimbledon rallied, coming close from a pair of corners while
John Kinder and Ian Sloan were unable to mop up the pieces from a big chance
with six minutes to go.
Goedegebuure saved another clever corner switch move, as
well as the follow-up. Steven Ebbers late sweep shot flashed wide as Amsterdam
got over a tricky hurdle.

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