Hockeysters reach european CHAMPIONSHIP finals after victory at defending champion England

Hockeysters reach european CHAMPIONSHIP finals after victory at defending champion England

The Dutch hockeysters have Thursday placed for the final of the European championship in their own country.

Orange was in the renovated Wagener Stadium in Amstelveen, the netherlands with 1-0 too strong for the defending champion England.

Marloes Keetels took in the 48th minute for the only hit of the contest for her account.

The netherlands was world champion a few accounts to settle with England. Both in the european CHAMPIONSHIP finals in 2015 as in the olympic final in 2016, it had to be Orange gold after shoot-outs, to the British rival.

Orange plays Saturday night in the european CHAMPIONSHIP final against the surprising Belgium, which never had a EUROPEAN medal.

The netherlands has a chance to win the ninth European title. The team of coach Alyson Annan won in the group stage with 1-0 from Belgium.


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Orange began eagerly to the loaded game, but the first chance was for the physically strong England. Keepster Anne Veenendaal was the diagonal shot of Susannah Townsend and harmless.

The netherlands was in the English circle is less decisive. So let Margot van Geffen in the thirteenth minute after from a promising position for a shot.

Orange had also, in the second quarter of the effort on your own half under the English expression come from. This brought the Netherlands hardly to attack. The British formation dominated, but did include three strafcorners.

After half time the stronger Orange good back, but apart from Frederique Matla went there to be little threat of the Dutch forefront. In the last quarter came thanks to the cool Keetels still be good with the luidbejubelde home team: 1-0.

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