LIVE Premier League: SCHC-Victoria 4-4, DB-HDM 3-6

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The last two semi-finals of the day are underway in The Hague and Rotterdam. The women of SCHC face Victoria, while Den Bosch takes on HDM. Enjoy watching!

Den Bosch-HDM

SCHC-Victoria

Men’s Premier League

The final of the battle for the indoor title in the Men’s Major League will take place on Sunday between Rotterdam and Voordaan. On Saturday, Rotterdam was too strong for Den Bosch, which was considered the favourite, after shoot-outs, while Voordaan pulled off a stunning stunt by eliminating defending champion HDM.

HDM – Voordaan 3-4
Voordaan pulled off a stunt by eliminating defending champion HDM in the semi-finals of the National Championships. The score was 4-3 in favor of the team from Groenekan thanks to a goal 26 seconds before the end by Hidde Plantenga. It was perhaps justified that Voordaan reached the final. Coach Peter Jonker’s team played with courage and courage, which meant that favorite HDM did not get into the game.

Mike Huisman from Voordaan shouts out after his goal against HDM. Photo: Willem Vernes

Despite the early lead through Chris Taberima, HDM was unable to distance itself from Voordaan, which turned the deficit into a 1-2 lead through IJse Dubbeldam and Mike Huisman. Before halftime, HDM equalized Sander Groenheijd by completing the attack he had set up from the back. After the break, Plantenga gave Voordaan the lead again, after which Wiegert Schut equalized in the short corner.

Shoot-outs seemed to have decided the match, but Kjell served his twin brother who paused and then lifted the ball over goalkeeper Joey van Walstijn and Voordaan shot to an unexpected final spot.

Watch the HDM-Voordaan semi-final here

Den Bosch – Rotterdam* 3-3
After a thrilling semi-final against Den Bosch, Rotterdam has qualified for the final of the battle for the national indoor title. After regular playing time the score was 3-3, after which the home team took a better lead in the shoot-outs: 3-2. Jeroen Hertzberger ultimately crowned himself the savior of the Rotterdam team: he single-handedly overturned a 1-3 deficit with two goals and scored the decisive shoot-out.

For many hundreds of spectators in Topsportcentrum Rotterdam, it looked as if Rotterdam’s indoor fairy tale would end in the semi-finals. Den Bosch was the superior team and had taken a 2-0 lead before half time via Timo Boers (penalty corner) and Floris van der Kroon. Rotterdam did something back just after halftime through Dylan Lucieer, but Van der Kroon again brought the margin back to two with his second goal of the afternoon.

Rotterdam players going crazy after the win over Den Bosch. Photo: Bart Scheulderman

An exciting final phase then began, in which Rotterdam pushed the apparently unapproachable residents of Den Bosch far back. With two striking shots within two minutes, Hertzberger signaled the start of an unprecedented comeback, which resulted in a place in the finals via shoot-outs.

Watch the Den Bosch-Rotterdam semi-final here

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