Netherlands reaches ladies's finals with 5-1 win over Britain -

Netherlands reaches ladies's finals with 5-1 win over Britain -

The Netherlands will play within the ladies’s Olympic hockey finals for a fifth straight time on the Tokyo Video games after notching up an inspiring 5-1 conquer 2016 Rio Olympic champions Britain on Wednesday.

The Netherlands took the lead within the first half when Laurien Leurink outsmarted her opponent and her move reached 21-year-old ahead Felice Albers who scored by taking pictures the ball by means of the legs of British goalie Madeleine Hinch.

The Netherlands, who gained silver on the 2016 Rio Video games after taking residence the highest prize twice in a row on the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, doubled the rating lower than a minute later by means of a robust shot by Marloes Keetels.

“We’re executing all the things that was agreed on with the workforce,” Keetels mentioned. Apart from scoring herself, she performed a key function within the first aim by getting the ball to Leurink with a protracted move.

“We educated for 5 years on having the ability to rating many targets … I believe that is paying off now.” The Netherlands had already scored 21 targets earlier than beginning the semi-finals whereas conceding solely two targets of their earlier matches within the event.

After the halftime break, the Netherlands prolonged their result in 4-0 due to targets by Maria Verschoor and Albers.

Britain had crushed the Dutch aspect by means of a penalty shootout within the last of the 2016 Rio Video games that obtained them the gold medal.

In Tokyo, the hole between the 2 sides was too giant for Britain to beat, although they obtained a aim again when Giselle Ansley flicked in a penalty nook.

“Completely gutted,” Ansley mentioned, including the primary quarter was actually tight between the 2 sides.

“I believe we had a few lapses within the second quarter early on which gave them  two fairly simple targets, which was a bit disappointing.

“However we by no means stopped believing the entire approach by means of.” Frederique Matla scored the final aim from a penalty nook to settle the ultimate rating for the Netherlands, who will play both Argentina or India within the finals on Friday. Reuters


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