GER v NED (SF 2)

Hero Hockey Junior World Cup Men 2013

Match Date Time Pool/Class Venue
36 2013-12-13 20:00 SF 2 1
Previous 10 months ago Next
Germany 5 - 3 (2 - 0)
Official
Netherlands

Highlights

Germany vs Netherlands - Men's Hero Hockey Junior World Cup India Semi-Final 2 [13/12/2013]

Formidable encounter between two giants of the game, used to stand on podiums. This match-up was the final of the last Junior World Cup, when Germany narrowly prevailed over the Netherlands, but the Dutch finished one step higher than the Germans at the last Junior European Cup.

The chess game began from the opening whistle. Germany patiently worked their way up-field and earned a penalty-corner in their first incursion in the Dutch circle, scored by Lukas Windfeder with a high drag flick. The Orange seemed unphased and immediately went back to the task at hand.   

Germany seemed like an impregnable fortress and their goal-keeper Victor Aly was hardly seen any action. They had another penalty-corner in the 14th minute and Lukas Windfeder dutifully scored his second of the match, this time with a low flick. The Netherlands substituted their goal-keeper after this second goal and replacement Jan De Wijkerslooth was immediately into the match, calmly deflecting a high shot blasted from close range.

The Netherlands were keeping the German forwards well in check but only had their first real scoring chance on a penalty-corner at the very end of the period. They could not finish their elaborate option and Germany walked into the break with a relatively comfortable two-goal lead.

Tom Hiebendaal gave a scare to the German goal-keeper early in second period with an instant shot from the top of the circle that just shaved the outside of the post. Germany however increased their lead in the 47th minute after a phenomenal 50-meter run by Christopher Rühr through the whole Dutch defense concluded by a shot blasted over the keeper’s head for his eighth goal of the tournament.

The Dutch suddenly surged forward and scored two goals in a minute, first by Tom Hiebendaal on a penalty-stroke then by Thierry Brinkman on the next action, rattling the German confidence and setting the stage for an exciting end of game. Things got totally exciting in the 60th minute, when Tom Hiebendaal was pushed down while shooting on goal, earning a penalty-stroke which he converted himself to tie the score.

The Dutch now had the momentum for a while but Max Kapaun then Niklas Wellen gave back a solid lead to Germany going into the final minutes to earn their ticket for the final against France on Sunday, while the Netherlands will play for bronze against Malaysia.

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Details

Goal Detail

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
GER 4 4 WINDFEDER Lukas PC 1 - 0
GER 14 4 WINDFEDER Lukas PC 2 - 0
GER 47 17 RÜHR Christopher FG 3 - 0
NED 49 20 HIEBENDAAL Tom PS 3 - 1
NED 50 8 BRINKMAN Thierry FG 3 - 2
NED 60 20 HIEBENDAAL Tom PS 3 - 3
GER 66 8 KAPAUN Max FG 4 - 3
GER 68 22 WELLEN Niklas FG 5 - 3

Card Detail

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type Umpire
GER 11 5 HÜTTERMANN Henning G WRIGHT Peter
GER 35 8 KAPAUN Max G PULLMAN Tim

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire PULLMAN Tim (AUS)
Umpire WRIGHT Peter (RSA)
Reserve Umpire WALKER Paul (ENG)
Video Umpire BALE Bruce (ENG)
Judge JONES Brian (USA)
Judge BURT Josh (AUS)
Technical Officer STEWART Tony (CAN)
Tournament Director COLLIER David (ENG)

Match Documents

Document
Decision of Disciplinary Hearing T Brinkman.pdf
AUS v NZL (5 / 8) EGY v CAN (15 / 16)
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