Reid-Ross rescues point for Amsterdam after facing down a stroke

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Justin Reid-Ross salvaged a dramatic draw for AH&BC Amsterdam against HC Rotterdam as he faced down a penalty stroke before then scoring a drag-flick of his own in the 2-2 tie.

Mirco Pruijser and Tjep Hoedemakers shared early goals to make it 1-1 after just seven minutes and that was the way it stayed all the way until seven minutes from the end.

But it all kicked off with eight minutes to go when a penalty corner awarded against Amsterdam with Jan de Wijkerslooth getting a green card.

With no sub goalkeeper on the team sheet, Amsterdam decided to put Reid-Ross in goal with a helmet. The Tristan Algera drag-flick that followed hit Nicki Leijs on the goal line, leading to a stroke which Jeroen Hertzberger nailed for 2-1 past the stick side of Reid-Ross.

But Amsterdam fought back and won a corner and the South African stepped up to whip home an equalising goal and a share of the spoils.

The result sees both still sit outside the playoff places. HGC scored a big 5-3 win over Oranje-Rood with Max Plennevaux playing a huge part with the first two goals before Olivier van Tongeren made it 3-0.

The Eindhoven club fought back with goals from Mink van der Weerden and Lucas Martinez but Nick Budgeon put HGC 4-2 ahead with 10 minutes to go.

Niek van der Schoot reduced the deficit once more but a last minute Floris van der Linden goal settled the tie.

Bloemendaal stay six points clear at the top with a 2-1 win over Almere while SV Kampong won 3-1 against Pinoke to remain in second place.