England too good for Black Sticks

6:20 pm on 9 October 2010

The New Zealand men's hockey team have lost to England 5-3 in their pool B clash at the Commonwealth Games.

The Black Sticks must beat Canada on Sunday to secure their place in the semifinals in Delhi.

The Black Sticks were in the game for most of the match but the higher-ranked England side proved too strong and stifled any chance of a comeback, scoring their fifth goal shortly before fulltime.