Hockeyroos draw with New Zealand at Hawkes Bay Cup

Saturday April 1, 2017

The Hockeyroos have taken on trans-Tasman arch rivals the New Zealand Black Sticks today at the Hawkes Bay Cup in Hastings, New Zealand.

After leading for the majority of the game, the Hockeyroos conceded a goal to the Black Sticks in the 59th minute of play, resulting in another 1-all draw for the Australians.

The Roos were off to a great start, with Laura Barden scoring a cracker of a field goal from the right-hand side of the circle in the ninth minute of play to give Australia the advantage.

For the next two quarters, it was an even paced game between the Hockeyroos and the Blacks Sticks, with both teams on the defence and pressing hard.

It wasn’t until the 59th minute of play that the Black Sticks managed to level the score, with Samantha Harrison scoring a field goal after a long run and deflection from Olivia Merry, leaving the Hockeyroos with their second draw of the competition.

Barden said: “It’s heart wrenching to lead a match for so long only to concede the equalising goal with less than two minutes on the clock. We were probably guilty of playing a little bit of run and gun in the second half rather than consolidating on our one goal lead.”

The Hockeyroos next play New Zealand on Monday, April 3 at 2pm AEDT/12pm AWST.

News Source: Hockey Australia

Match Details:

Australia 1 – Laura Barden 9 (FG)
New Zealand 1 – Samantha Harrison 59 (FG)
Half Time: Australia 1-0

Hockeyroos team vs New Zealand
Athlete (Hometown, State)
Laura Barden (Kew, VIC) 23/5
Kristina Bates (Port Melbourne, VIC) 2/0
Jane Claxton (Adelaide, SA) 113/10
Kirstin Dwyer (Mackay, QLD) 122/2
Ashlea Fey (Sunshine Coast, QLD) 8/2
Kate Hanna (Constitution Hill, NSW) 11/0
Jordyn Holzberger (Ipswich, QLD) 41/4
Gabi Nance (Kingscliff, NSW) *Plays for SA 50/3
Emily Smith (Crookwell, NSW) 165/65
Renee Taylor (Everton Park, QLD) 14/0
Ashlee Wells (Morwell, VIC) 85/0
Mariah Williams (Parkes, NSW) 58/7

Used Substitute
Jocelyn Bartram (Albury, NSW) 6/0
Kristina Bates (Port Melbourne, VIC) 2/0
Edwina Bone (Orange, NSW) *plays for ACT 129/3
Stephanie Kershaw (Townsville, QLD) 8/2
Georgia Nanscawen (Melbourne, VIC) 191/37
Kaitlin Nobbs (Newington, NSW) 6/0
Madi Ratcliffe (Warnambool, VIC) 5/1