London 2012 Hockey MEN-Day 1 Review & Results: Santi Freixa Ruled out of the Games

Great Britain v Argentina at London 2012 Olympic Games - Barry Middleton celebrates after scoring two goals at the Riverbank Arena (Photo Credit: Great Britain Hockey / Ady Kerry Photography)

On Day 1 of the Men’s Hockey Competition at London 2012, Great Britain and Australia of Pool A, Netherlands, Korea and Germany from Pool B earned full points from their respective matches while Spain and Pakistan shared the points as they played a draw. Spanish Captain Santiago FREIXA is ruled out of the rest of competition after suffering from broken arm during the match against Pakistan. FREIXA will be replaced by defense man Andres MIR BEL. Great Britain vs Argentina 4-1 (1-0 half-time) A double for Great Britain Captain Barry Middleton and a goal each for Dan Fox and Richard Smith ensured … Continue reading →

London 2012 Hockey MEN-Day 1 Preview

Hockey at London Olympics 2012

The Men’s Hockey Competition at Riverbank Arena will kick start on the 30th of July, Monday. The Black Sticks will feature in the Men’s Hockey opening game of London Olympics like their Women’s counterparts who were part of Opening Game of the Women’s Hockey Competition. The 1976 Olympic Gold Medalists – New Zealand will play Korea – the Silver Medalists of 2000 Olympics in the first match of Pool B at 8:30 BST. World #7 Black Sticks (New Zealand) have faced Korea twice in the Olympics and have won on both the occasions. 2nd Match of the day (1st of … Continue reading →

India Finish 3rd in Santander Hockey Tri-Nations after Great Britain and Spain

VR Raghunath

India took on hosts Spain in the last match of Tri-Nations Hockey Tournament at Santander, after both of them lost their respective matches against Great Britain. Great Britain defeated India (3-1) and Spain (2-1) to finish first, while Spain defeated India (2-1) in the last match of the tournament to finish Second. India lost their both the matches and finished Third.

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Great Britain build winning momentum with Spanish victory

Santander (July 16): A lightning start and second half grit ensured Great Britain’s men’s hockey team took the honours at the tri-nations Olympic warm-up tournament in Santander on Monday evening.  First half goals from Reading’s Jonty Clarke and HGC’s Barry Middleton fired GB into an early lead and although Pau Quemada halved the deficit before half time, Great Britain rode out 2-1 victors, winning the tournament in the process following their 3-1 victory over India on Saturday. Head Coach Jason Lee played his 16 man Olympic squad in the match, which saw Surbiton forward Matt Daly make his 50th appearance … Continue reading →

India loses to South Africa 3-4

Sandeep Singh

India went down fighting 3-4 to South Africa in its last friendly in the run-up to the Tri-Nation at La Albericia, the capital city of Cantabria, today. The goal scorers for India were Danish Mujtaba, Sandeep Singh and SK Uthappa while Clinton Panther, Thoton McDade, Llyod Norris-Jones and Justin Reid Ross were on target for South Africa. Clinton Panther put South Africa ahead in the 9th minute, scoring a field goal. Thoton McDade scored another goal for his team in the 17th minute. India  reduced the margin four minutes later with the field goal scored by forward Danish Mujtaba. Going … Continue reading →

India beat South Africa 6-5 in the third test

Shivendra Singh

India defeated South Africa 6-5 in a thrilling third test at La Albericia, the capital city of Cantabria, on Sunday night. Strikers Shivendra Singh (13th, 38th minutes), Dharamvir Singh (19th, 21 st minute), Tushar Khandker (36 th minute) and penalty corner specialist V.R. Raghunath (penalty stroke 53 rd minute) were on target for India. The goal-scorers for South Africa were Austin Smith (penalty stroke 17th, penalty corner 69th), Tim Drummond (42nd), Ian Haley (48th) and Justin Ried Ross (penalty corner 67th). Shivendra put India ahead in the 13th minute, scoring a field goal. South Africa – who qualified for the … Continue reading →