Hockey: SA go down to Ireland in last pool B encounter

2012-11-28 00:00

CAPE TOWN — The South Africa men’s hockey team were beaten 3-1 by Ireland in their final Pool B match at the Champions Challenge tournament in Quilmes, Argentina last night.

The defeat means South Africa — the most inexperienced team at the tournament and missing nine London 2012 Olympians — finish the preliminary round at the bottom of the standings and will be taking on Pool A winners Malaysia in tomorrow’s 1.30 pm (SA time) quarter-final.

Ireland’s goalscorers were Andrew McConnell in the first half and John Jermyn and Conor Harte after the changeover, while SA forward Miguel da Graca’s 13th-minute strike ensured the half-time score was 1-1.

SA started the tournament with a 4-4 draw against Japan after leading 4-1 with a quarter of the match to go, and then went down 2-1 to Argentina.

The Irish will play Poland in the quarter-finals, while the two other quarter-finalists to meet South Korea and Canada were to be determined after last night’s late game between Argentina and Japan.

Poland caused a major upset in beating tournament favourites South Korea 5-4 and Malaysia kept their 100% win record intact with a 4-2 win over Canada.

Malaysia’s head coach Paul Revington was the coach of the South African team at Athens 2004 that included current SA coach Gregg Clark.

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