Bloemendaal keeps Pinoké from stunt and grabs 22nd national title

Bloemendaal is in-house for the third time in a row – in 2020 no title was awarded due to corona – and became Dutch champion in total for the 22nd time. The Orange Shirts had won the first final match against Pinoké on Thursday and also took the win at ‘t Kopje: 3-0.

That was a hard blow for Pinoké, who was in the final of the play-offs for the first time and had only seen the defending champion come to 3-3 on Thursday. In the shoot-outs, things had gone even further wrong for the team from Amsterdam.

Over the top strikes

The game in Bloemendaal soon got off to a good start with chances for the home team, which Pinoké goalkeeper Hidde Brink had a good eye for. However, the guests from Amsterdam did not hide and also took the first penalty corner, which was shot wide by Alexander Hendrickx.

In the eleventh minute Daan Bonhof handed in a free ball in the back, after which Floris Wortelboer was able to storm into the circle and hit the ball hard. There, Roel Bovendeert, although wedged between two defenders, managed to open the score with a punch.