Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Australian men hold New Zealand 1-1, win two-match series 1-0

Australia men’s hockey team rallied to hold New Zealand 1-1 in the second and final hockey Test in Perth. The Kookaburras received a jolt when the Blacksticks pulled ahead through Kane Russell of a penalty corner deflection.

Vastly experienced Glenn Turner, who played for Dabur Mumbai Magicians in the Hero Hockey India League, restored parity late in the first half as both teams remained deadlocked in the second stanza as the match petered out into a 1-1 draw.

The draw was enough for Australia to win the two-match Test series 1-0 after they thumped their trans-Tasman neighbours 4-1 in the first Test. Simon Orchard struck twice for the yellowshirts in the first half before Jake Whetton netted a brace to set up a convincing win. Shea McAleese scored the consolation goal for the all-black brigade.
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