Hockey: SA men win one in two

2009-03-11 00:00

THE South African men’s hockey team have one win from two games in their tri-series with Germany and Russia in Bloemfontein.

In their most recent Test match on Tuesday night, SA beat Russia 4-0 after the teams had changed over with the score 0-0. With 17 minutes left in the match, SA were 2-0 after Durban’s Gareth Carr found the back of the net twice.

SA finished with two more goals for a confidence-building win after they had lost 6-1 to Germany on Monday night.

Against Germany, new SA captain Austin Smith’s side were 3-1 down at half-time, with Western Province’s Adam Wilson netting for the home country.

However, Germany’s skill in the South African 22, their incisive running along the baseline and penalty-corner prowess proved strong for the home side on the night.

The SA U21 side are also taking part in Bloemfontein and they met Russia on Monday evening.

After the scores were 2-2 at the break, Russia eventually won 3-2.

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