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ERGO Hockey Junior World Cup

Mönchengladbach, Germany - July 27 - August 4, 2013
Local time is 5:29am

Netherlands v Ghana

Pool A

# Info Date Teams Score Status Match Sheet
July 27th, 2013
4 Pool A 12:00pm Netherlands NED - GHA Ghana 10 - 0 (2 - 0) Final    x 2  


Team Minute Player Action
NED 10 van WIJK Lieke PC
NED 26 de LANGE Lisanne FG
NED 44 de LANGE Lisanne PC
NED 46 van WIJK Lieke PS
NED 50 van WIJK Lieke PC
NED 52 van WIJK Lieke PS
NED 67 van WIJK Lieke PS


Team Minute Player Type
GHA 12 OPOKU Elizabeth Green
GHA 25 AMOAKO Cecilia Yellow
NED 47 de WAARD Xan Green

Match Review

The Netherlands started their Junior World Cup campaign with a massive 10-0 win over Ghana. Dutch top scorer Lieke van Wijk contributed five goals. Although her team was clearly defeated, Ghana’s goalkeeper Joana Adjei played an outstanding match.

In their first-ever Junior World Cup appearance Ghana had to take on the reigning World Champions from the Netherlands. Although facing one of the strongest opponents in the tournament, Ghana started brilliantly. They managed to keep the Dutch from scoring on most occasions in the first half. Especially goalkeeper Adjei showed some tremendous saves to keep her team in this match.

However, Dutch Lieke van Wijk opened the scoring in the 10th minute when her penalty corner drag-flick hit the net underneath the crossbar. With 18:42 minutes remaining in the first half the match was interrupted due to heavy rainfall and thunderstorm occurring in Mönchenglachbach.

Play resumed after a break lasting almost 90 minutes. The Netherlands could have extended their lead but they failed to score from a series of penalty corners. It took them up to the 26th minute to double their lead. Maria Verschoor brought the ball into the circle where Lisanne de Lange, already expecting the ball at the far post, tipped it into the goal. The halftime score was 2-0.

In the second half Ghana struggled to cope with the pressure and the high pace of the Dutch. Although Ghana’s goalkeeper Adjei was still saving a lot of attempts, the Dutch started extending their lead. First, Lisa Scheerlinck added another field goal, then de Lange converted their 11thpenalty corner to lift the result to 4-0.        

Afterwards van Wijk made a hat-trick scoring from two penalty strokes and one more penalty corner extending the Dutch lead to 7-0. 8-0 and 9-0 goals came off penalty corners each with Scheerlinck and team captain Renske Siersema being the scorers. Dutch top scorer van Wijk added another one when she converted her third out of four penalty strokes securing the final result of 10-0.     

Voices after the match:

Raoul Ehren, Coach Netherlands: "We started a little bit nervous, the second half was much better from our side. We made more goals. This is a great event and a big experience for the girls. Normally, we travel for an event like a World Cup and now it's very close to home, so it's a good opportunity for a lot of people from Holland to watch the matches." 

Edmund Odametey, Coach Ghana: "This is the first time and experience for the girls in an international tournament like this. Maybe we look at the next match an let's see if tehy can pep themselves up, to push themselves a little to play better. It's a game and it's past and gone and we focus on the next match. We are not top class, it's an experience for us. We want to play. We're learning."
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Live Blogging
July 27th, 2013 at 5:01 am The match is underway. Ghana start into their first-ever Junior World Cup!
July 27th, 2013 at 5:13 am 10th minute: Dutch Lieke van Wijk converts the second penalty corner of the match. NED 1 - 0 GHA
July 27th, 2013 at 5:18 am It's raining heavily here in Mönchengladbach. The match is interrupted now..
July 27th, 2013 at 5:19 am There are 18:42 minutes remaining in the first half, the score is NED 1 - 0 GHA
July 27th, 2013 at 5:43 am We are still waiting for the rain to stop..
July 27th, 2013 at 6:47 am The rain has stopped! The teams are already back on the field..
July 27th, 2013 at 6:55 am Match has restarted!
July 27th, 2013 at 6:56 am 18:42 minutes are remaining in the first half. The current score is NED 1 - 0 GHA
July 27th, 2013 at 7:09 am 26th minute: Nice work from Maria Verschoor and Lisanne de Lange tips the ball into the goal NED 2 - 0 GHA
July 27th, 2013 at 7:16 am Halftime between Netherlands and Ghana. The current score is NED 2 - 0 GHA
July 27th, 2013 at 7:26 am Second half has started NED 2 - 0 GHA
July 27th, 2013 at 7:31 am 38th minute: Lisa Scheerlinck's goal extends the Dutch lead to 3-0 against Ghana
July 27th, 2013 at 7:39 am 44th minute: Lisanne de Lange scores from a penalty corner lifting the result to 4-0
July 27th, 2013 at 7:40 am Lieke van Wijk converts a penalty stroke to make it 5-0 in the 46th minute
July 27th, 2013 at 7:46 am 50th minute: Van Wijk converts another penalty corner. Now, the Netherlands are leading Ghana 6-0
July 27th, 2013 at 7:48 am 52nd minute: Van Wijk makes a hat-trick! This time she scored from another penalty stroke NED 7 - 0 GHA
July 27th, 2013 at 7:50 am 53rd minute: Lisa Scheerlinck (PC) scores her second goal of the day NED 8 - 0 GHA
July 27th, 2013 at 7:53 am Van Wijk failed to score from NED 3rd penalty stroke, GHA GK Joana Adjei saved it. The result stays at NED 8 - 0 GHA
July 27th, 2013 at 8:00 am Dutch team captain Renske Siersema (PC) scores the 9-0 with nine minutes remaining on the clock. NED 9 - 0 GHA
July 27th, 2013 at 8:08 am 67th minute: Van Wijk (PS) secures the 10th goal being also her 5th in this match. NED 10 - 0 GHA
July 27th, 2013 at 8:10 am Full Time: The Netherlands celebrate a massive 10-0 win over Ghana!
USA v KOR (Pool A) NZL v RUS (Pool C)


Team Pld W D L GD Pts
Pool A
Netherlands  NED 3 3 0 0 16 9
United States  USA 3 2 0 1 5 6
Korea  KOR 3 1 0 2 4 3
Ghana  GHA 3 0 0 3 -25 0
Pool B
Argentina  ARG 3 2 1 0 6 7
South Africa  RSA 3 1 2 0 3 5
China  CHN 3 1 1 1 -1 4
Canada  CAN 3 0 0 3 -8 0
Pool C
Australia  AUS 3 2 1 0 11 7
India  IND 3 2 0 1 6 6
New Zealand  NZL 3 1 1 1 8 4
Russia  RUS 3 0 0 3 -25 0
Pool D
Spain  ESP 3 2 1 0 8 7
England  ENG 3 2 0 1 3 6
Germany  GER 3 1 1 1 4 4
Belgium  BEL 3 0 0 3 -15 0


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