"The Netherlands won the first ever Hockey World League after cruising to a 7-2 victory in the final of the Hero Hockey World League Final.
A cagey first 10 minutes saw both teams testing their opposition, but providing very few real scoring opportunities. It was the Netherlands who broke the deadlock when Constantijn Jonkers (17') hit the ball from a seemingly impossible angle past an outstretched Devon Manchester in the Black Sticks goal.
The Netherlands turned up the pressure in the last 15 minutes of the first half, winning two penalty corners and keeping the Black Sticks pinned in their half of the pitch. A second goal was added by Billy Bakker (23') as the men in black struggled to cope with the ferocity of the Netherlands attack. The Netherlands third goal came on the stroke of half time when a ball fired in from the midfield found Jonkers (35') who deflected the ball past Manchester.
The second half got off to a scintillating start as first the Netherlands through Bob de Voogd (36') put the Netherlands 4-0 up and then Steve Edwards (37') of the Black Sticks made the score 4-1.The game continued to be very open, with both teams seeking long passes to penetrate the defence, but again it was the Netherlands who made pressure tell, Rogier Hofman (45') scoring Oranje hockey's fifth goal and putting the game all but out of the Black Sticks reach. Edwards (52') scored his second for the Black Sticks but then Bakker (59') added his second, again a field goal that bounced around the circle before the tall Dutchman fired it home. Minutes later Jonker (61') got his hat-trick after running onto a ball fired into the circle and tipping it home.
3 BARTHOLOMEW Joseph, 4 HAIG Nick, 6 CHILD Simon, 8 COUZINS Dean (C), 9 HILTON Blair, 11 SMITH Jacob, 13 CHILD Marcus, 16 McGREGOR Hamish (GK), 18 BURROWS Phil, 19 SHAW Alex, 20 MANCHESTER Devon (GK), 21 RUSSELL Kane, 22 TARRANT Blair, 24 PANCHIA Arun, 25 MCALEESE Shea, 27 JENNESS Stephen, 29 INGLIS Hugo and 31 EDWARDS Steve.
1 STOCKMANN Jaap (GK), 2 BLAAK Pirmin (GK), 4 VERMEULEN Klaas, 5 BALKESTEIN Marcel, 7 JOLIE Wouter, 8 BAKKER Billy, 11 HERTZBERGER Jeroen, 12 KEMPERMAN Robbert, 13 BAART Sander, 18 van DAALEN BUISSANT des AMORIE Jan Willem, 19 de VOOGD Bob, 22 HOFMAN Rogier, 23 de WIJN Sander, 24 van der HORST Robert (C), 25 van ASS Seve, 27 JONKER Constantijn, 28 POLKAMP Oliver and 30 van der WEERDEN Mink.
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