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Hockey players Kampong conquer first championship title since 1985

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Hockey players Kampong conquer first championship title since 1985

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The hockey players of Kampong have Saturday for the first time in 32 years the championship title was conquered. The Utrecht team also won the second match against HC Rotterdam in the final of the play-offs.

The team of coach Alexander Cox triumphed in Rotterdam again after shoot-outs: 3-4. After the regular time was the state 2-2.

The first duel in the finals ended last Wednesday in Utrecht in 1-1. Home team Kampong then took the shoot-outs even better (5-4).

Rotterdam had this Saturday for his home crowd to win the third and decisive match to enforce. There, the champion of 2013.

For the Kampong, it is in the men of the seventh national championship. In 1985 the club from Utrecht for the last time champion of the Netherlands.

Rain

Within half a minute, the led Kampong Saturday with 0-1 by a goal of Bjorn Kellerman (ex-Rotterdam). Five minutes later, it was in the pouring rain again, right by a nice tip-in from Seve van Ass (1-1).

Team mate Jeroen Hertzberger failed then Rotterdam from a strafbal on lead to convert. Goalkeeper David Harte saved beautifully.

Kampong came in the second half, quickly scoring. Constantijn Jonker resulted from a cross of Jip Janssen 1-2. Shortly after lap Kellerman on the pole.

Thanks Hertzberger knew Rotterdam is still shoot-outs to enforce. Harry Martin missed on behalf of Rotterdam, the tenth and last doelpoging then for the dolblije Kampong the party in the City could begin.

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