JPN v POL (Pool A)

Champions Challenge 1 2014 (M)

Match Date Time Pool/Class Venue
02 2014-04-26 17:00 Pool A
Previous 3 months ago Next
Japan 3 - 2 (1 - 2)
Official
Poland

Highlights

Japan bounced back in Saturday’s second match to beat Poland 3-2. The winner came off a Hiroki Sakamoto penalty corner goal on nine minutes remaining. Earlier, Poland had given away a 1-0 and 2-1 lead. 

The match started with high intensity from both sides. After Michal Raciniewski (7’) has taken the lead for Poland, his team started dancing on the pitch. However, the lead did not last long as Japan struck back one minute later. Team captain Koji Kayukawa (8’) was unmarked in the circle and made no mistake of slotting the ball past goalkeeper Arkadiusz Matuszak.

Poland got on the scoreboard before halftime when Adrian Krokosz (29’) added another goal from open play. The third quarter saw Japan’s Ippei Fujimoto (50’) scoring a stunning goal when he took the ball reverse-stick-side to fire it underneath the crossbar. The score now was tied 2-2.

In the last quarter both teams went for the winner with both having chances to seal it. However, the winner was eventually scored by Sakamoto converting Japan’s only penalty corner in the 61st minute.

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Details

Goal Detail

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
POL 7 4 RACINIEWSKI Michal FG 0 - 1
JPN 8 3 KAYUKAWA Koji FG 1 - 1
POL 29 25 KROKOSZ Adrian FG 1 - 2
JPN 50 9 FUJIMOTO Ippei FG 2 - 2
JPN 61 23 SAKAMOTO Hiroki PC 3 - 2

Card Detail

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type Umpire
JPN 24 3 KAYUKAWA Koji G KANABATHU Ilanggo
POL 30 9 SELLNER Sebastian G KANABATHU Ilanggo
POL 40 14 ZYWICZKA Bartosz G UYTTENHOVE Gregory
JPN 41 11 KAWAKAMI Kei Y (5') KANABATHU Ilanggo
POL 48 25 KROKOSZ Adrian G KANABATHU Ilanggo

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire UYTTENHOVE Gregory (BEL)
Umpire KANABATHU Ilanggo (MAS)
Reserve Umpire EILMER Michael (AUT)
Judge SLEEMAN Wayne (NZL)
Judge MARSH Gary (AUS)
Technical Officer MUTHUKUMAR Balakrishan (MAS)
Tournament Director DECKENBROCK Christian (GER)
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