30 Jan 2012

Video umpire saves Black Sticks from Champions Trophy loss

3:13 pm on 30 January 2012

The New Zealand women's hockey team's escaped with a 2-2 draw against Korea in their latest match at the Champions Trophy tournament in Argentina.

The Black Sticks led 2-0 at half-time but conceded two second half goals, with Korea then seemingly scoring from a penalty corner right on full-time to win 3-2.

However the video umpire overturned the goal after the ball failed to travel outside the circle.

The Black Sticks assistant coach Greg Nicol says it's a disappointing result given they also let a 2-0 lead slip in their opening match, when they drew with world number two Argentina.

The side has a day off now before their final pool match against third ranked Germany.