London 2012 Hockey MEN – Day 4 Preview

London 2012 Hockey Previews

The highlights of Day 4 of Men’s Hockey Competition at London 2012 will see the clash of the current two Pool toppers in their respective pools. World Number 3 Netherlands will take Defending Champions Germany at 16:00 BST in Pool B match, while current World Champions Australia will be up against the Hosts Great Britain in Pool A at 19:00 BST in the 1st match of the third session. The day will start with the match between world number 7 Black Sticks and number 11 Belgium, who are currently 5th and 4th place in Pool B with a win each … Continue reading →




London 2012 Hockey MEN-Day 3 Review & Results

Great Britain's Ashley Jackson is the toast of the Riverbank Arena following his second penalty corner goal against Pakistan (Photo credit Great Britain Hockey/Ady Kerry)

After the completion of 3 days of Men’s Hockey Competition at Riverbank Arena, the most decorated team in Olympic History with Eight Gold Medals – India is yet to earn a point, while defending Champions Germany and Netherlands are the only two teams with 3 wins from 3 matches. Other two unbeaten teams are World Number 1 Australia and Hosts Great Britain, both of them have 7 points from 2 win and a draw each from their matches they played till now. Ashley JACKSON’s brace and all round performance on the ground propelled the hosts who kept ahead in the … Continue reading →




London 2012 Hockey WOMEN – Day 4 Preview

London 2012 Hockey Previews

The Day 4 of the WOMEN’s Hockey Competition at London Olympics will start with some interesting situations, 4 Pool B teams (Argentina, New Zealand, Australia and Germany) are having 6 points from the three matches with two wins and one loss each. The day will start with the match between the two Southern Hemisphere teams Australia and South Africa from Pool B at 0830 BST. World #7 Hockeyroos, who are locked with three other teams at 6 points, will definitely be upbeat with their two back to back wins against world number three Germany and 2011 Pan American Games Champions … Continue reading →




London 2012 Hockey WOMEN-Day 3 Review & Results: A Low Scoring Day

Great Britain goal-scorer Ashleigh Ball in action against Belgium (Photo credit Great Britain Hockey/Ady Kerry)

After the completion of WOMEN’s Hockey Competition Day 3 at Riverbank Arena, 4 Pool B teams (Argentina, New Zealand, Australia and Germany) are having 6 points from three matches with two wins and one loss each. Only two teams from Pool A, i.e. the Dutch(#1 in FIH World Ranking) and Hosts Great Britain, remained unbeaten of the 12 participating in the competition. However Japan and South Africa are yet to earn a point. On the low scoring day, a total of 11 goals only, in 6 matches (half of total goals scored on 2nd day i.e. 22, while a total … Continue reading →




Great Britain Make it Three out of Three with 3-0 Win Against Belgium

Great Britain goal-scorer Ashleigh Ball in action against Belgium (Photo credit Great Britain Hockey/Ady Kerry)

Great Britain’s women brushed aside Belgium in their third game at the Riverbank Arena tonight. Two goals either side of half-time by Slough’s Ashleigh Ball and Reading’s Laura Bartlett and a last minute penalty corner from Leicester’s Crista Cullen gave Great Britain a comfortable 3-0 win against the side ranked sixteenth in the world. This evening’s victory means the home nation now top the Pool A standings after three wins from three matches. A win or draw for Great Britain in their next match against China on Saturday will guarantee qualification for the semi-finals and the prospect of playing a … Continue reading →




London 2012 Hockey MEN – Day 3 Preview

London 2012 Hockey Previews

Day 3 Matches of Pool A are expected to be interesting. Australia will start the action of  the day against Argentina at 08:30 BST. Hosts Great Britain will take on Pakistan in 2nd match of 2nd session of the day at 16:00 BST, both the teams have one draw and one win from two matches and will be looking for strengthening their chances for semi-finals. In 1st match of evening session injury affected Spain will play South Africa, both of them have 1 point from 2 matches and would like to bring themselves into the race for knock-out stage by … Continue reading →