10 Jun 2014

Black Sticks men beaten by Germany

11:31 am on 10 June 2014

The New Zealand men's hockey team has been beaten 5-3 by Germany for their second loss at the World Cup in the Netherlands.

The result means the Black Sticks must now beat the Netherlands overnight Wednesday and hope other results go their way if they're to make the semi-finals.

Defender Andy Hayward scored a hat-trick for the second time at the tournament from penalty corners, flicking all three hard and low into the backboard.

Germany scored two early goals and coach Colin Batch says it was difficult to respond.