7th July 2016: In a day full of tension as the pressure grew on places in the medal games, this showed in the intensity on the pitch here in Prague. Another 9 games today as the leaders of the pools changed over the course of the day and with the final pool games tomorrow it was all to play for! A lower scoring day as the players have all grown into the patterns of play in Hockey5s and some excellent goal keeping today led to a tally of 81 goals:

Match 10: BUL-MLT 9:1 boys

In a fantastic exhibition of Hockey5s goalkeeping the Maltese keeper Luke BONNICI (GK) had a stunning game v Bulgaria as he saved shot after shot and started really commanding the 12mtr area, unfortunately the shots kept coming from a stronger Bulgarian side and the final score of 9-1 was a fair reflection of the possession that Bulgaria had.  Malta did get on the scoresheet via Luke BAJADA after a nice combination of passes.

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
Bulgaria 9 3 MITEV Krasimir Field Goal 1 – 0
Bulgaria 10 8 BALEV Ventsislav Field Goal 2 – 0
Bulgaria 11 8 BALEV Ventsislav Field Goal 3 – 0
Bulgaria 12 14 SARBEV Boril Field Goal 4 – 0
Bulgaria 13 9 DIMITROV Tanio Field Goal 5 – 0
Bulgaria 16 3 MITEV Krasimir Field Goal 6 – 0
Bulgaria 21 8 BALEV Ventsislav Field Goal 7 – 0
Bulgaria 26 3 MITEV Krasimir Field Goal 8 – 0
Malta 28 2 BAJADA Luke Field Goal 8 – 1
Bulgaria 29 3 MITEV Krasimir Challenge Goal 9 – 1 

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Match 11: CZE v ITA 7-1 

A very important game for both teams and that showed in the passion on the pitch! Italy went ahead but a very determined Czech team equalised in the 7th minute. From then on it was all Czech and the final score was 7-1.

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
Italy 2 10 BOI Giacomo Field Goal 0 – 1
Czech Republic 7 18 SOUKUP Vit Field Goal 1 – 1
Czech Republic 8 4 KURZ Filip Field Goal 2 – 1
Czech Republic 11 11 SOCHOR Ondřej Field Goal 3 – 1
Czech Republic 15 3 LALÍK Štěpán Field Goal 4 – 1
Czech Republic 16 20 TREJBAL Josef Field Goal 5 – 1
Czech Republic 19 11 SOCHOR Ondřej Field Goal 6 – 1
Czech Republic 30 18 SOUKUP Vit Field Goal 7 – 1

 

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Match 12: CRO v TUR 5-5

As Croatia build in strength at this event, this draw against one of the favourites was a really good result for them. The lead see-sawed between the teams over the course of the game, until Turkey went 3-5 ahead, but a very solid last third from Croatia saw them claw back to a draw. An important result for Croatia that saw them climb to 3rd in the table.

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
Turkey 5 10 ELAGÖZ Müslüm Field Goal 0 – 1
Croatia 12 5 PRAVICA Sven Field Goal 1 – 1
Turkey 16 9 BULUT Yusuf Field Goal 1 – 2
Croatia 22 15 MAHOVIĆ Borna Field Goal 2 – 2
Turkey 23 11 KURT Erdem Field Goal 2 – 3
Turkey 24 11 KURT Erdem Challenge Goal 2 – 4
Croatia 25 5 PRAVICA Sven Field Goal 3 – 4
Turkey 26 10 ELAGÖZ Müslüm Field Goal 3 – 5
Croatia 27 7 ILINOVIĆ Mario Field Goal 4 – 5
Croatia 27 7 ILINOVIĆ Mario Field Goal 5 – 5

 

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Girls event: 

Match 10: GEO v TUR  3-7 

 As Turkey looked to climb up to the top 2 in the Pool, they worked hard in the forst 1/3 to get onto the scoresheet, but Georgia were no pushovers and competed and pushed Turkey very hard. The score in the 2nd 3rd was 2-3, but with only 2 subs it was hard for Georgia to keep up with the pace of the game and they faded in the final 3rd allowing Turkey back into the game and on the score sheet, with a 3-7 in favour of Turkey final result.
Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
Turkey 4 10 ÇELIK Yeter Challenge Goal 0 – 1
Turkey 5 3 AYTAN Fatoş Field Goal 0 – 2
Georgia 5 7 SHOTADZE Nato Field Goal 1 – 2
Turkey 13 3 AYTAN Fatoş Field Goal 1 – 3
Georgia 15 5 NADAREISHVILI Salmone Field Goal 2 – 3
Turkey 15 10 ÇELIK Yeter Field Goal 2 – 4
Turkey 18 5 ÖZGER Nurcan Field Goal 2 – 5
Turkey 22 8 ÇELIK Emine Field Goal 2 – 6
Turkey 26 7 CIĞERLI Fatma Field Goal 2 – 7
Georgia 28 5 NADAREISHVILI Salmone Field Goal 3 – 7

 

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Match 11: ITA v CZE 2-2
 In what was match of the day, the table toppers faced eachother for the first time in this event. Italy went ahead vis Sara Puglisi and a Challenge Goal, but Czech were constantly pressing. Italy went ahead via current top scorer Federica Carta but Czech kept their heads and using indoor hockey tactics moved the ball very well, using the boards. Lead by their captain Natalie Novakova who struck a sweet reverse  to bring the score back to 2-1. In the 26th minute, Czech earned a challenge and Lucie Duchkova had the wit to scoop the rebound over the keeper who had committed and was on the ground, bringing the score to a draw. A frantic last few minutes, with both teams having chances, but the score remained 2-2.
Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
Italy 9 4 PUGLISI Sara Challenge Goal 1 – 0
Italy 17 8 CARTA Federica Field Goal 2 – 0
Czech Republic 19 13 NOVÁKOVÁ Natálie Field Goal 2 – 1
Czech Republic 26 14 DUCHKOVÁ Lucie Challenge Goal 2 – 2

Boys event:

Match 13: BUL v GEO 4-2

A well fought game by both sides as Georgia went ahead but Bulgaria equalised 4 minutes later. Bulgaria had the better of the 2nd period and were ahead 3-1 until the last seconds when Demetre Javakhadze sent a thumping goal home, the period finished 3-2. The Georgian keeper was on the top of his game but in the end Bulgaria scored again and they took all 3 points on offer. The result puts Croatia in 3rd position in the pool.

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Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
Georgia 4 5 SEPIC Denis Field Goal 0 – 1
Bulgaria 8 9 DIMITROV Tanio Challenge Goal 1 – 1
Bulgaria 9 3 MITEV Krasimir Challenge Goal 2 – 1
Bulgaria 14 8 BALEV Ventsislav Challenge Goal 3 – 1
Georgia 20 2 JAVAKHADZE Demetre Field Goal 3 – 2
Bulgaria 24 9 DIMITROV Tanio Field Goal 4 – 2

Match 14: ITA v TUR 3-4 

A huge game for both teams as we are coming to the end of the pool games and the cross-overs are looming and this was reflected in the intensity on the pitch. Turkey dominated the first and second periods with Müslüm ELAGÖZ  scoring a hat-trick. However some tired legs and unforced errors from Turkey allowed Italy back into the game. They pressed hard in the final period and almost earned a draw, but time ran out and the final score of 3-4 to Turkey put them back on the top of the Pool heading into the final day of Pool Games.

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
Turkey 6 10 ELAGÖZ Müslüm Field Goal 0 – 1
Turkey 10 10 ELAGÖZ Müslüm Field Goal 0 – 2
Turkey 14 10 ELAGÖZ Müslüm Penalty Stroke 0 – 3
Turkey 23 9 BULUT Yusuf Field Goal 0 – 4
Italy 25 3 ZERBINATI Eric Field Goal 1 – 4
Italy 28 4 PADOVANI Lorenzo Challenge Goal 2 – 4
Italy 30 4 PADOVANI Lorenzo Challenge Goal 3 – 4

Match 15: MLT v CRO 1-10 

In a must win game for Croatia they set about taking control of the game from the first whistle. They dominated the first period and were ahead 4-0 at the break.Whilst Malta did have chances throughout the game they failed to capitalise. Their keeper once again had a great game but Croatia were determined to ensure an overnight pole position in the Pool so kept working on their scoring. A final score of 10-1 did give them that top position ahead of the final pool games tomorrow.
Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
Croatia 3 5 PRAVICA Sven Field Goal 0 – 1
Croatia 4 5 PRAVICA Sven Challenge Goal 0 – 2
Croatia 5 15 MAHOVIĆ Borna Field Goal 0 – 3
Croatia 8 20 VUČKOVIĆ Leon Challenge Goal 0 – 4
Croatia 13 19 GAVRAN Hrvoje Field Goal 0 – 5
Croatia 15 5 PRAVICA Sven Field Goal 0 – 6
Croatia 18 20 VUČKOVIĆ Leon Challenge Goal 0 – 7
Croatia 23 5 PRAVICA Sven Field Goal 0 – 8
Croatia 24 7 ILINOVIĆ Mario Field Goal 0 – 9
Croatia 25 20 VUČKOVIĆ Leon Field Goal 0 – 10
Malta 30 7 ELLUL Daniel Challenge Goal 1 – 10

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