10 Oct 2010

Black Sticks men lose to England

3:39 pm on 10 October 2010

The New Zealand men's hockey team have lost to England 5-3 in their pool B clash at the Commonwealth Games, meaning the Black Sticks must beat Canada to secure their place in the semi-finals in Delhi.

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