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I have been an M.E. sufferer for a long time now, but sports replay gaming is an easy hobby for me to enjoy. Originally from Canvey Island, Essex, I was introduced to replay gaming a few years ago, leading to my first purchase: Cricket World. Most sports I share will be common, but there are some more obscure replays thrown in. Thank you for visiting and I hope you enjoy your stay. Feel free to say hello! - Chris

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Final Score - WC2010 Second Round, Netherlands vs New Zealand

Monday 28th June 2010 - Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban - Att. 61,962
Referee: Alberto Undiano Mallenco (Spain)

Netherlands (451): Vorm, van der Wiel, van Bronckhorst, Heitinga, Mathijsen (Afellay 79'), de Jong, Sneijder, van Bommel (Braafheid 105'), van Persie (Huntelaar 55'), Babel, Robben
New Zealand (343): Paston, Reid, Smith, Nelson, Lochhead, Bertos, Elliott, Vicelich (Clapham 58'), Fallon (Brockie 90'), Wood (McGlinchy 72'), Killen

It was a big day for Holland's Michel Vorm as he had to star this second round match in goal with Stekelenberg suspended, and Ryan Babel got another chance playing up front for the injured Kuyt. For New Zealand they chose to start Chris Wood in attack for a suspended Shane Semltz.

New Zealand held their own against one of the tournament favourites in a match that could have gone either way. They were helped in the 34th minute when Nigel de Jong received his second yellow card of the day to put the Netherlands down to ten men. Prior to this Holland had chances for van Persie and Babel but one was too high and the second deflected for a simple save.

Immediately after the sending off New Zealand had their first look at goal but Rory Fallon headed Smith's cross wide of goal. The first half concluded after another chance for both sides. van Bommel latched onto a poor punch by Paston but shot well wide, and Tommy Smith ran hard to get onto a low free kick only to smash it into the stands.

New Zealand then really should have taken the lead on the hour mark but Vorm proved his worth by getting down very low to stop Wood's fierce effort. The second half as a whole though was a careful affair leading to an even more careful extra time so it would all come down to penalties. Both sides held their nerve extremely well, giving Holland a 6-5 lead, until Michael McGlinchy crashed his shot against the crossbar to end the dream.

Netherlands 0 AET 0 New Zealand, Netherlands win 6-5 on penalties

NED Babel, Sniedjer, Robben, van der Wiel, Huntelaar, van Bronckhorst
NZL Reid, Killen, Brockie, Elliott, Lochhead, McGlinchy

NED de Jong 6'
NED de Jong 34' (off)
NED Babel 51'

Man of the Match:
NZL Winston Reid

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