Home News Product Reviews Health & Fitness Features Healthy Eating

ARCHIVE NEWS

If it is not your content, try to search here:
Hockey - 17. August 2019.

STRUIJK STRIKE EARNS FAMOUS DRAW FOR BELGIUM AGAINST DUTCH WOMEN

Saturday night the women's tournament got started. In the first game Spain snatched a late win over Russia, Belgium fought back to a famous draw against the Netherlands.


Netherlands - Belgium 1-1

Hosts Belgium fought back to earn a big draw against the reigning champion Netherlands in as Michelle Struijk's goal earned a share of the spoils in a dramatic 1-1 at Wilrijkse Plein.

Frederique Matla had given the Dutch a 1-0 lead as they controlled the opening stages but Belgium grew and grew into the game and duly deserved their draw.


Goals: 8' Frederique Matla (FG) 1-0, 45' Michelle Struijk (PC) 1-1

Spain - Russia 1-0

Belen Iglesias's dramatic 58th minute goal saw Spain spoil Russia's return to the top tier of the EuroHockey Championships as they finally broke down a packed defence.

For Russia, their goalkeeper Viktoriia Aleksandrina was immense despite her small stature and she almost earned them a shock point against the World Cup bronze medalists. But Spain kept their nerve and eventually got the winning goal to start their tournament on the front foot.

Goals: 58' Iglesias (FG) 1-0

Thank you so much, if you tweet or share
UP
Have you read it?
GEORGIA HEFFERNAN RULED OUT FOR SEASON
MAGIC AND STARS PLAY OUT FIRST EVER DRAW
Please follow us