Black Sticks Men lose to Korea in 4th Test by 2-1 despite an improved performance at Pukekohe

Korea have beaten the Black Sticks Men 2-1 in the fourth test at Pukekohe this afternoon despite an improved attacking effort from the Kiwis.

Black Sticks Phil Burrows in action in fourth test at Pukekohe against Korea (Credits: photosport.co.nz)

Black Sticks Phil Burrows in action in fourth test at Pukekohe against Korea (Credits: photosport.co.nz)

The Black Sticks worked hard in the second half to equalise, at times putting pressure on the Koreans, pushing forward and attacking with confidence. But the Koreans were clinical in their defensive effort, consistently turning over the ball in the circle and taking possession.

“Today’s performance was much better, we created more opportunities than in any other game so far – we created five or six very good chances. Even though it isn’t reflected on the scoreboard, it was by far our best performance of this series,” says head coach Colin Batch. Continue reading →