Rare Sight of Germany’s Grambusch Brothers Combining to Score Penalty Corner Goal!
It’s seldom in field hockey that one is witness to brothers combining to score a goal – it’s even a rarity to see brothers combine to score during a penalty corner routine. The 2022 Men’s FIH Pro League match between Germany and South Africa held at Potchefstroom, saw Germany men’s hockey team captain Mats Grambusch and his younger brother Tom Grambusch turned one-goal scoring act into a family affair. The brother duo combined to score Germany’s second goal against South Africa early in the second half – a match where the Honamas slammed five times in the second half to lap up an impressive 6-1 win.
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Both teams were locked 1-1 at half-time and Germany won a penalty corner in the 34th minute of play. 26-year-old Tom Grambusch, who shoulders the drag-flicking responsiblities of the German side, more so because their most experienced drag-flicker Lukas Windfeder was not available for the South Africa leg of the Pro League after featuring in the first two games against Belgium.
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Tom Grambusch unleashed his drag-flick towards the right of South African goalkeeper Estiaan Kriek- the power-packed flick appeared to be a well-planned one as it was deflected in by his elder brother Mats Grambusch. Interestingly, Tom Grambusch is Germany’s top goal-scorer in the Pro League with 3 goals.
Hockey is never a regular witness to brothers combining to score – and to watch brothers combining to score during a short corner routine was a pleasant surprise.