KOOKABURRAS GROUNDED BY ARGENTINA IN DARWIN DECIDER

Saturday 22 September 2018 | The world number one Kookaburras have lost the final of the Darwin International Hockey Open (DIHO) to second-ranked Argentina in an entertaining 2-1 defeat on Saturday night. Continue reading KOOKABURRAS GROUNDED BY ARGENTINA IN DARWIN DECIDER

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Scotland beat Belarus to secure Hockey Series qualification

Belarus 0-4 Scotland (D. Forsyth, C. Golden x2, R. Harwood)

A comfortable 4-0 win for Scotland men over Belarus secured progression to the next stage of Hockey Series for the Blue Sticks. Goals from David Forsyth, Cammy Golden and Rob Harwood gave the Scots the victory in Lousada with the colour of Scotland’s medal to be decided by the Russia versus Portugal match later today. Anything less than a win for Russia will see Scotland take gold. Continue reading Scotland beat Belarus to secure Hockey Series qualification

FIH reveals line-up for Women’s Hockey Champions Trophy Changzhou 2018

  • Six nations will battle for historic title in November
  • Event to be held at the Wujin Hockey Stadium in Changzhou, China
  • Reigning World Cup & World League, Olympic, Champions Trophy, Asian and Oceania champions amongst participants 

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Leurink brings new zest to SCHC as Zerbo scores four

International Laurien Leurink had little trouble making an impression at her new club SCHC, after the transfer from Laren. At the start of the competition against the meager Bloemendaal, after seventeen minutes of hockey, there was 3-0 on the scoreboard, thanks to a goal and a brilliant assist from the midfielder. The counter finally stopped at 8-0, after four goals from striker Ginella Zerbo. Continue reading Leurink brings new zest to SCHC as Zerbo scores four

Kumar left heartbroken following defeat to Japan

By Bernama – September 2, 2018 @ 5:38pm

JAKARTA: National No 1 goalkeeper S. Kumar was left heartbroken following Malaysia’s failure to win the Asian Games men’s hockey gold medal and the 2020 Olympic ticket.

World No 12 Malaysia were edged 3-1 via penalty shootout to Japan after a 6-6 draw in regulation time on Saturday.

In the match, Malaysia allowed Japan to claw back from 5-2 down for a 6-6 draw to force a penalty shootout.

Japan had no pressure going into the game as they have already qualified as hosts for the 2020 Olympics.

“What else can I say? I am heartbroken. We played so well to take a 5-2 lead and at that juncture, I already started thinking that we will win gold and qualify for the Olympics.

“We (all the players) need to accept the defeat and be happy with the silver medal.

“We should have killed off the game with our early lead, but we allowed Japan back into the match,” he said when met after the sizzling final.

It was Japan’s first Asian Games gold medal in hockey.

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India beats Pakistan in the match of the tournament – The Hindu

They were pre-tournament favourites expected to clash for the title but India and Pakistan faced-off here on Saturday for a consolation third place, India winning 2-1. For the houseful crowd, though, it didn’t matter and the teams, true to their reputation, played out perhaps the best match of the competition. Continue reading India beats Pakistan in the match of the tournament – The Hindu

Japan men win gold in Jakarta

  • Japan beat Malaysia in men’s final to win first ever gold in the men’s hockey event at the Asian Games
  • India take bronze after close encounter with Pakistan
  • Result means another Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualification event will take place at the end of 2019

Continue reading Japan men win gold in Jakarta

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