RIO 2016: Taking advantage of the opponent’s exposed feet inside the circle

This quick action took place in the game between Belgium and Great Britain and put together Ahsley Jackson, on defense, against Gougnard. As you can see in this photos, and later on the animated clip, you will see how Ashley Jackson goes for the tackle with a long extended reach that leaves his feet exposed:

The Belgian player was able to read what Jackson was doing and simply turned the ball direction into the body of his opponent getting the foot contact and the penalty corner.

By Pablo Mendoza

Pablo Mendoza is an FIH Hockey Academy Educator and the owner of A Hockey World. Contact: pablo@ahockeyworld.net

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