IND v BEL (Pool A)

Champions Challenge 1 2014 (W)

Match Date Time Pool/Class Venue
12 2014-04-30 16:00 Pool A
Previous 1 year ago Next
India 0 - 5 (0 - 1)


India v Belgium - Women's Champions Challenge 1 - Pool A - Highlights

The final match of pool A saw the realtively youthful teams of Belgium and India looking to score three points and put in a confidence-inducing performance. India started with far more composure than in their previous two games, backing up coach Neil Hawgood's assertion that his team needed more experience at international level.

For the majority of the first half, both teams played an expansive game, spreading play wide, but not really penetrating the opposition's defensive circle. In the final 15 minutes of the half, Belgium won a trio of penalty corners, but were unable to convert the set plays into goals. Savita Savita in the India goal did well, making several consecutive saves and marshalling her defence.

With two minutes left on the clock it was Belgium who broke the deadlock. A fantastic cross pitch ball from Alix Gerniers found Barbara Nelens, whose shot was deflected by Manon Simons (33') past a floundering Savita.

India will be pleased that they showed their competitiveness at this level in the first half of the game, but Belgium's class showed in the second half as Jill Boon (38'), Louise Versavel (41'), Emma Puvrez (64') and Lieselotte van Lindt (69') found the net. 

Charlotte Vos, captain of the Belgium team paid tribute to her colleague Anouk Raes, who won Player of the Match. "It was a great performance by Anouk, in fact by all the team. But tomorrow we play Spain, and for us that is the final. Every match from now on is a final."

India coach Neil Hawgood said: "The team stuck to the game plan for 31 minutes. When we went 2-0 down the game plan went out of the window. I have told the team, if they want to stand a chance against the USA tomorrow they have to stick to the plan for at least 60 minutes."



Goal Detail

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
BEL 33 32 SIMONS Manon FG 0 - 1
BEL 38 27 BOON Jill FG 0 - 2
BEL 41 16 VERSAVEL Louise FG 0 - 3
BEL 64 8 PUVREZ Emma FG 0 - 4
BEL 69 9 van LINDT Lieselotte FG 0 - 5

Card Detail

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type Umpire
IND 29 17 DEEPIKA Deepika G
IND 31 16 KATARIYA Vandana G
IND 34 17 DEEPIKA Deepika G

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire YAMADA Emi (JPN)
Umpire GIDDENS Maggie (USA)
Reserve Umpire ALKEMADE Fanneke (NED)
Judge FENNER Juriah (MAS)
Technical Officer MORGAN Barbara (SCO)
Tournament Director PARKS Paula (CAN)
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