Florent Van Aubel scored the opening goal on 13 minutes. The Irish drew level a couple of minutes later, only for Felix Denayer to put the Belgians back in front.
A few minutes later the Irish equalised again. However, a winning goal from Amaury Keusters was enough to seal victory for the Belgians.
The Red Lions’ coach Jeroen Delmee is preparing his team for the semi-finals of the World League Hockey. The tournament will be held in Brasschaat between 20 June and 5 July.
A good performance there will see the Red Lions qualify for next summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.