Black Sticks men beat Spain on penalty shots

Last updated 20:16 15/06/2014

Relevant offers

Other Sports

Kiwi skiier Corey Peters wants world title to be start of even more success Brian Minto barred from attending Joseph Parker fight and says move is 'childish' Fiona Bourke, Chris Harris among changes in New Zealand team for world champs Live boxing: Joseph Parker vs Jason Pettaway Spanish/Brazilian team Vidaraid runners-up in Godzone adventure race in Wanaka Peyton Manning takes pay cut to return for 18th NFL season Paralympian Corey Peters wins para-alpine world title Round the Bays gets Auckland moving Small boat changes likely for big Rowing NZ team for upcoming world champs Team Seagate claim fourth Godzone title in Wanaka

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