Rabobank Hockey: Netherlands men’s first win

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The Netherlands men obtained their first win at the Rabobank Hockey World League Semi Finals after prevailing against India 2-0 (2-0 halftime). The Netherlands are now at the top of Pool B, alongside New Zealand.

Jeroen Hertzberger in 2012
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Billy Bakker and Jeroen Hertzberger were the players of the match.  Bakker lead the Dutch by scoring a goal in the first couple of minutes. He made a reverse stick shot past India’s keeper Sreejesh. Hertzberger, meanwhile, scored another point from the penalty spot.

The Dutch team stayed aggressive all throughout the first half even though the opposing team showed confidence. In the second half, India failed to approach past goalkeeper Jaap Stockmann.

India’s Sandeep Singh almost secured a goal with a penalty corner drag-flick but lunged to his left and made a superb save.