London 2012 Hockey WOMEN-Day 5 Preview: Three Semi-Final Berths are Up for Grabbing

London 2012 Hockey Previews

After completing 4 of the 5 days of WOMEN’s Hockey Competition in the league stage, only defending champions Netherlands (Pool A) have confirmed a place in the semi-finals, while other three spots are still up for grabs, and will be known only after the conclusion of the pool matches. Both Great Britain and China (from Pool A) stand a chance of making it to the semi-final. Would  it be China or Great Britain, will be known after the later completes their match against the defending champions Dutch, who have 4 wins of 4 matches in the competition till now. The … Continue reading →

London 2012 Hockey WOMEN-Day 4 Review & Results

Sarah Thomas of Great Britain v China at Olympic Games London 2012 (Photo credit Great Britain Hockey/Ady Kerry)

World number one Netherland’s women’s team became the first team to book the tickets for semi-final berth with 4th win from as many matches. The Dutch women, the defending champions, defeated Korea 3-2 in the Pool A match. It was Korea who took lead but Netherland scored next 3 to make it 3-1 in 36th Minute of the game. Though, Korea got one back in 64th minute to make it 3-2, they could not do enough to change the result of the match. Seul Ki CHEON scored a brace for Korea on PCs in 5th and 64th minute, while WELTEN … Continue reading →

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 →