Black Sticks women defeat China to finish fifth

Last updated 22:19 14/06/2014
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TOP PUNT: Black Sticks star Anita Punt scored two goals against China at the Hockey World Cup.

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The women's Black Sticks have finished fifth at the hockey World Cup in the Netherlands.

Defeating China 4-0 in the fifth-place playoff, Anita Punt scored a brace while Kayla Whitelock and Krystal Forgesson also got on the scoresheet.

The result is nevertheless a disappointment for the national women's team who would have been targeting a third-place playoff at the least.
Tomorrow night the men's Black Sticks take on Spain in a playoff for seventh in their side of the World Cup.

Both teams will be expected to win medals at this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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