Hockey: Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Schedule & Results

XX Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014

Hockey at XX Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014Glasgow National Hockey Centre,
Glasgow (Scotland) (Time Zone: BST)

from 23rd July to 3rd August 2014

Men’s Pools:
Pool A (MA): Australia, India, Scotland, South Africa, Wales
Pool B (MB): Canada, England, New Zealand, Malaysia, Trinidad and Tobago

Women’s Pools:
Pool A (WA): Canada, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago
Pool B (WB): Australia, England, Malaysia, Scotland, Wales

Detailed Schedule and Results of Hockey at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games: Continue reading

Black Sticks Men finish 7th, Belgium 5th in RHWC2014

The Black Sticks Men have defeated Spain 4-1 in a penalty shoot-out to secure seventh place at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 in The Hague. While Belgium beat London Olympics Gold Medalists Germany 4-2 to take 5th place.

Black Sticks Simon Child in action during shoot-out in 7th place play off against Spain at Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 (Credits: Dirk Markgraf www.265-images.com)

Black Sticks Simon Child in action during shoot-out in 7th place play off against Spain at Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 (Credits: Dirk Markgraf www.265-images.com)

Chritopher Zeller gave lead to Germans in 18th minute, but Tom Boon and Tanguy Cosynus scored penalty corner goals in 25th and 40th minutes to earn lead for Belgium. German Florian Fuchs restored the parity in 56th minute, only to go down again in 59th minute when Floren van Aubel found the target. Evergreen Sebastian Dockier scored one more for Belgium to ensure the 5th place for his team.

In 7th place match, Kane Russell scored for the Kiwis just out from halftime before Spain equalised late in the second half to take the 7th/8th classification playoff to a one-on-one penalty shoot-out. Continue reading

Black Sticks Women Finish 5th in RHWC2014

The Black Sticks Women have finished in winning style by defeating China 4-0 to finish fifth overall at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup in The Hague.

Black Sticks Women celebrate their win in 5th place play off at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 in The Hague (Credits: Dirk Markgraf www.265-images.com)

Black Sticks Women celebrate their win in 5th place play off at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 in The Hague (Credits: Dirk Markgraf www.265-images.com)

The result of the 5th/6th classification playoff sees New Zealand finish with three wins, two losses and a draw at the tournament.

China won both games against the Black Sticks at the Hawke’s Bay Festival of Hockey earlier this year, but today the Kiwis showed grit and determination to take bragging rights.

Anita Punt was once again on point with her drag flicking, scoring a double to boost her World Cup goal tally to five while Kayla Whitelock and Krystal Forgesson were also on the score sheet. Continue reading

Netherlands and Hockeyroos in RHWC2014 Semis from Women’s Pool A

The Hockeyroos reached the semi-finals of the 2014 Hockey World Cup for the first time since 2006 with a tight 0-0 draw against rivals New Zealand and the hosts Netherlands defeating Korea by 3-0 in Pool A.

Hockeyroos Casey Eastham puts her body on the line against New Zealand (Credits: Grant Treeby / Treeby Images)

Hockeyroos Casey Eastham puts her body on the line against New Zealand (Credits: Grant Treeby / Treeby Images)

The result, which came at the end of a tense trans-Tasman battle in humid conditions in The Hague, keeps the Australian women second in Pool A on ten points, three ahead of the New Zealand and Koreans and five behind the hosts Netherlands.

Australia might have won the match but for a disallowed goal early in the second half, which was awarded at first but overturned on appeal to the video umpire by the Black Sticks. Emily Hurtz thought she had given her side the lead with a deft deflection over the goalkeeper in the 38th minute only for the goal to be ruled out after replays showed Anna Flanagan had not attempted to stop the ball after being awarded a free hit in the build-up. Continue reading

Germany dent RHWC2014 Semi Final Hopes for Black Sticks Men

The Black Sticks Men’s road to the semi finals has become harder after being defeated 5-3 by Germany at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 in The Hague.

Phil Burrows Black Sticks New Zealand (Credits: Dirk Markgraf www.265-images.com)

Black Sticks Phil Burrows in action at Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 in The Hague (Credits: Dirk Markgraf www.265-images.com)

After mixed results earlier in the tournament, Germany hit top form today to join New Zealand on two wins and two losses and leapfrog the Kiwis on goal differential.

For the Black Sticks, the loss leaves them on six points in Pool B and means they now must beat the Netherlands on Tuesday morning (NZ time) and rely on other results to fall in their favour to have a chance of progressing to the semi finals. Continue reading

Netherlands beat Hockeyroos in Pulsating Match

The Hockeyroos tasted their first loss of the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 when they went down to the hosts, the Netherlands, by 2-0 in a pulsating match at the Kyocera Stadium in The Hague.

Ashleigh Nelson is challenged by Ellen Hoog (Credits: Grant Treeby / Treeby Images)

Ashleigh Nelson is challenged by Ellen Hoog (Credits: Grant Treeby / Treeby Images)

The Australia women will face trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand on Monday with their World Cup destiny still in their own hands, as they are placed at 2nd place in Pool A with 9 points followed by Korea and New Zealand at 3rd and 4th with 7 and 6 points after victories over Belgium (4-2) and Japan (4-1) respectively in Pool A matches of the day.

Kim Lammers’ near post deflection midway through the second half gave the Dutch the lead before Naomi Van As’s late strike made it 2-0.  Continue reading