The Netherlands men and women both recorded FIH Pro League victories over Belgium on Saturday (8 June) at the Wilrijkse Plein Stadium in Antwerp.
While, the Netherlands men claimed a 4-0 clean victory over Belgium, the Netherlands women beat the Belgian women 2-1.
Player of the Match Sam van der Ven, giving credit to fellow Netherlands goalkeeper Pirmin Blaak who also took to the field for two quarters of the contest, said
“I’m happy that we didn’t get any goals against, but we both did that/ I was happy with the performance from the whole team. To play well, score four goals and no goals against, that is a big plus for us.”
Netherlands women’s team ace player Margot van Geffen said they need some touch up before their next match.
“Our basics were not good enough today. We need to do the basic things like trap the ball and pass. If we do that well then we can go step by step.”
In addition to the rematches between Netherlands and Belgium, there are four other FIH Pro League matches being played on Sunday 8th June.
Germany’s men and women welcome the national teams of New Zealand to Krefeld, while Great Britain’s teams take on Australia at the Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre in London.