The final minutes of the European Championship final between the Netherlands and England (2-1) had a number of bizarre VAR minutes with German referee Ben Goengten and Irish video referee Alison Keogh. What exactly happened there? A reconstruction. With four minutes and sixteen seconds left on the clock, England international Phil Roper taps the ball into keeper […]

EuroHockey: Double Dutch titles as men win title for fourth time in five editions

The Netherlands won the men’s EuroHockey Championship title for the fourth time in five editions as they won a pulsating final over England 2-1. First half goals from Derck de Vilder and tournament top scorer Duco Telgenkamp did the damage. England produced a forceful comeback but, in a dramatic endgame, were denied a crucial equaliser, […]

EuroHockey: Red Lions roar their way to men’s EuroHockey bronze

Belgium won a men’s EuroHockey medal for the third successive tournament as their defensive rigidity and attacking prowess saw them defeat hosts Germany 2-0 at the SparkassenPark. The Red Lions were inspired in the first half and built that lead. Felix Denayer hit the crossbar and Alexander Hendrickx had a shot saved off the line […]

EuroHockey: Netherlands continue incredible winning streak in women’s Euro final

The Netherlands made it four successive women’s EuroHockey Championship titles as two goals in the first five minutes saw them deny Belgium a first title. Marijn Veen and Freeke Moes snatched the vital goals that meant they were always in the ascendancy on the scoreboard and while Belgium ensured they never raced away, it meant […]

EuroHockey: Germany bounce back to defeat England and win bronze

Germany stormed past the challenge of England to claim bronze in front of a packed house in the SparkassenPark, running up a 3-0 victory. The English side kept out a glut of early penalty corners before Ellie Rayer had two brilliant efforts denied by the German defence, Julia Sonntag diving full-length to tip one away. […]

England: England’s perfect shoot-out earns first men’s final spot for 14 years

England’s perfect shoot-out series saw them reach the men’s EuroHockey Championship final for the first time since 2009, and will face the Netherlands who earlier came from behind to beat Belgium, denying the home side and a partisan home crowd. A nerveless set of five was fittingly completed by David Ames, slapping into the top […]

Netherlands: Wonderboy Telgenkamp sends Dutch into Euro final

The Netherlands produced an outstanding second half performance to outdo Belgium 3-2 and advance to the final of the men’s EuroHockey Championship in Mönchengladbach. The Red Lions had the better of the first half and they went in front after just a few minutes when Cedric Charlier powered a cross into the path of Felix […]

EuroHockey: Pool C fireworks as Austria, Scotland and France all win

Pool C produced a wealth of drama as Austria’s men and Scotland’s women both got their first wins of the week while France landed a dramatic win over Spain’s men. The first game saw the Austrians eventually win 4-1 against Wales. The fixture was delayed due to thunderstorms and then also had to go on […]

EuroHockey: White sends Red Panthers into women’s final for just a second time

The 18-year-old phenomenon Emily White’s second minute goal saw Belgium advance to the women’s EuroHockey Championship final for just the second time. It was all that stood between them and Germany on a night of high emotion at the SparkassenPark with the hosts doing everything but draw level in a seriously intense contest. Alix Gerniers […]

Euro Hockey: Dutch in seventh heaven with big semi-final win over England

The Netherlands bid for four titles in a row continued as a blistering second half saw them race away from the challenge of England to advance to Saturday’s final. After a scoreless first half, they scored seven times to transform the fixture and send out an imposing message. Yibbi Jansen broke the deadlock early in […]

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