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

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.

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

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

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 of 23 goals were scored on the opening day of competition), there were 5 clean sheet wins. The 4 out of 6 matches were a close fight with just one goal’s margin, out of which, three of the winning teams had clean sheets.

London 2012 Hockey ResultsThe day started with Korea and Japan stepping on the Blue Surface in search of their first victory or points. The Korean CHEON Seul Ki converted a PC in 42nd minute, which turned out to be winning goal for world #8 side over Japan, who are just one place below Korea in FIH World Rankings. Continue reading →