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Netherland thrashes Malaysia in World Cup Hockey
Sportslogon Team December 1st 2018


Bhubaneswar : Netherland seems to be the dark horse of the World Cup, the first hat-trick haul by Jeroen Hertzberger powered the team to dominate Malaysia by scripting a 7-0 win in their Pool D league match in the Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup here at Kalinga Stadium on Saturday.

Jeroen opened the account for the team in the early 11 minute and cleared his intention to thrash Malaysia and adjudged as the player of the match.

Just beginning of the second quarter in the 17th minute the Netherlanders awarded with back to back four PC but the Malaysia goalkeeper Subramiam Kumar frustrated the Netherlanders.

Jeroen was created a opportunity by defeating the Malaysian defenders and pushed the ball to Mirco Pruijser who made no mistake to give a 2-0 lead in the 21st minute. Just before the end of first half, Jeroen added another goal in the 29th minute and the score board read as 3-0.

Last edition silver medalist Netherland added four more goals in the second half. They awarded with seven PC, however converted two for goals.

Mink Van Der Weerden opened his World Cup account from a PC in the 35th minute. What a day for Robbert Kemperman in his 200 caped matches scored a goal for his team in the 42nd minute.

In the last four minutes of the last quarter, Netherland scored two goals, while Thierry Brinkman scored a goal in the 57th minute through a PC and star of the day Hertzberger was picked the ball from the middle of the pitch with his solo run smashed well beyond the reach of Kumar's reach to record the first hat-trick of the 14th edition World Cup in the 60th minute. .
This news was added and updated on : December 1st 2018
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