The Netherlands sercured a dramatic victroy in the semi final against New Zealand yeaterday afternoon at the Riverbank Arena. Maartje Paumen, the world's number one penalty corner specialist, scored twice to help the Dutch reach the final. The first goal was a well worked moved with Pauman flicking in from 12 yards. The second was a trade mark drag flick that flew into the top right hand corner leveling up the scores. Paumen has had a quiet Olympics Games by her own standards, has contributed at the right time for the Dutch. The Netherlands will defend thier title against Argentina on Friday in the final.
Ashley Jackson looks to be in good form going into the semi final against the Dutch tonight at the Riverbank Arena. The GB play maker notched up 4 goals during the group stages. Jackson scored a couple of routine drag flicks to help GB progress to the semi final stage. Hopefully Jackson can produce some more magic in front of the home crowd.
Other players on display tonight at the Riverbank Arena include Germany's Thilo Stralkowski, Australian's Eddie Ockenden and Mark Knowles, Holland's Robert Van Der Horst and Marcel Balkestein and GBs Iain Lewers, Rob Moore and Matt Daly. Stralkowski, Ockenden, Knowles and Van Der Horst all scored during the group stages. All players will be looking to fire home today in semi finals.