Solid Energy proposes closing Huntly East mine ... Read more

Black Sticks men beat Spain on penalty shots

Last updated 20:16 15/06/2014

Relevant offers

Other Sports

Manny Pacquiao likely to retire after one more fight next year Peter Grandiek attempts 'world best' cycling record UFC fighter Ronda Rousey makes cover of Men's Fitness in Australia Blacks Sticks lose as India level hockey international series Sparring partner reaches out to help Joseph Parker defy long shot in boxing bout Dawkins in action as Oceania Track Cycling Championships start Kiwi heavyweight boxer Hemi Ahio to fight American Samoa No 1 for NZ title NRL talent Willis Meehan says Sydney Roosters sacking was a blessing in disguise Kali Meehan claims his son Willis hits harder than NZ boxing hope Joseph Parker NRL urged to take advantage of American interest created by Jarryd Hayne

The Black Sticks men finished seventh at the hockey World Cup after winning the minor play-off match against Spain 4-1 on penalties in The Hague tonight.

The scores were locked 1-all at the end of regulation time forcing the shootout which New Zealanders dominated.

Goalkeeper Devon Manchester was a hero for the Black Sticks making two fine saves of Spanish penalty attempts while Hugo Inglis, Blair Hilton, Steve Edwards and Simon Child all netted their shots.

New Zealand took the lead in the 30th minute when Kane Russell netted after a drag flick from a penalty corner.

Spain equalised after 55 minutes through Blanco Lleonert whose shot was partially stopped by Manchester before trickling over the line.

New Zealand thought they had secured victory with five minutes to play after Child netted but the goal was disallowed after several replays for an infringement.  

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Shane Cameron beat Kali Meehan on Saturday?

For sure. Cameron will knock him out.

It will be close but I think Cameron on points.

Meehan will knock him out. This is his last fight.

I'm tipping Meehan to win on points.

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content