News for 11 July 2010

All the news for Sunday 11 July 2010

England shocks Argentina at Samsung FIH Champions Trophy

Host England upset defending Champion Argentina on the opening day of the Samsung FIH Champions Trophy here in Nottingham, England. The English team took a 2-1 victory over ‘Las Leonas’.

In other opening day action, Olympic and World Champion Netherlands defeated New Zealand 3-1, while Germany defeated China 2-1.

Please click here to follow all Samsung FIH Champions Trophy action.

Match 1: China-Germany 1-2

Germany have started their Samsung FIH Champions Trophy campaign in the best possible way with a hard fought victory over China. China dominated much of the game and took the lead thanks to a goal from XU Xiaoxu, but a double strike from Eileen HOFFMANN sealed all three points for Germany.

* Germany claimed their seventh win against China in their eighth Samsung FIH Champions Trophy encounter.
* Germany have now won the last five CT matches against China.
* Germany recorded their first CT win since beating China 3-2 in 2009.
* Like in last year’s clash, Germany came back from behind to notch up a victory.
* China’s only CT win came in December 2005 and their last win against Germany in a competitive match was in the semifinals of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, 3-2.
* Xu Xiaoxu scored her first CT goal, when she opened the scoring in the 9th minute.
* Eileen Hoffmann scored her second and third CT goal. She has now scored two CT matches in a row as she had also scored in the Final 3-4 against Netherlands at Sydney 2009.
* Natascha Keller has now played in her 10th CT tournament, equalling the German record set by Nadine Ernsting-Krienke (1991-2007).
* Natascha Keller has now played 55 CT matches. She can overtake Nadine Ernsting-Krienke (57) as Germany’s record holder with most CT matches later this week.
* Jennifer Plass celebrated her 25th birthday today by giving Eileen Hoffmann to score the 1-1 equaliser.

Match 2: Argentina-England 1-2

England delighted the home crowd with a hard fought but fully deserved 1-2 victory over Argentina in the second match of the Samsung FIH Champions Trophy for women. England took the lead thanks to a close range deflection from Hannah MACLEOD in the first half before a penalty corner deflection from Alex DANSON extended their advantage fifteen minutes from the end of the match. Noel BARRIONUEVO reduced the deficit in the 58th minute, but England held on for their first ever victory over Argentina in Champions Trophy competition.

* England beat Argentina in a competitive match for the first time since a 1-0 win at the 1990 World Cup.
* This is England’s first ever Samsung FIH Trophy win against Argentina.
* Defending champions Argentina suffered their first CT defeat since losing 2-1 against China in their opening match of the 2008 edition. Argentina did bounce back from that defeat to win the 2008 CT.
* Argentina have failed to win the last four CT matches, including the final in 2009, which they won after penalty strokes.
* Hannah Macleod scored her first CT goal in her first CT match.
* Alex Danson scored her second CT goal, almost one year after scoring her first in the 2-2 draw against Netherlands on 11 July 2009.
* Luciana Aymar has now played in a record 12th edition of the Champions Trophy. She has also played a record 67 CT matches.
* Noel Barrionuevo scored her 12th CT goal, all from penalty corners.
* She has now scored the last four goals of Argentina at the CT.
* Kate Walsh is the only player who represented England at all CT editions with England participating, 2002, 2003, 2009 and 2010.
* Walsh received the first yellow card of the tournament, and the first in her CT career.
* It was the seventh CT yellow card for England and the first since Leisa King, Lucilla Wright and Jennie Bimson were booked against Korea Republic at the 2003 CT.
* Daniela Sruoga played in her 50th international match.

Match 3: Netherlands-New Zealand 3-1

The Netherlands women overcame a resilient New Zealand side to win 3-1 in the final match of Day 1 at the Samsung FIH Champions Trophy in Nottingham, England. Despite being the lowest ranked team in the tournament, New Zealand produced a superb, battling display against the world number number side, falling to defeat thanks to late strikes from Maartje PAUMEN and Kim LAMMERS.

Following a goal-less first half, New Zealand opened the scoring thanks to a penalty corner flick from Clarissa ESHUIS midway through the second period. The Olympic champions were behind for less than a minute, equalising with an open play finish from Eva DE GOEDE. With just four minutes of the match remaining it seemed certain that the match would end in a tie, but the ever reliable Maartje PAUMEN - top scorer at the 2009 Champions Trophy - netted a crucial goal before LAMMERS scored a third late on.

* Netherlands beat New Zealand for the seventh time in eight Samsung FIH Champions Trophy matches.
* New Zealand only managed to get a 2-2 draw at the 2002 edition.
* New Zealand have not won in their last 13 CT matches since beating England 2-0 in Final 5-6 in 2002.
* This was the 300th match in CT history.
* Clarissa Eshuis scored New Zealand’s first CT goal since Honor Dillon scored in the 5th/6th place final against Australia in 2006.
* Eshuis’s goal was also the 100th goal the Netherlands have conceded in CT history.
* Eva de Goede scored her second CT goal and the second against a team from Oceania. She scored her first goal against Australia in 2007.
* Maartje Paumen scored her first penalty corner goal of the tournament. She was top scorer of the 2009 edition with five goals.
* Paumen has now scored in four consecutive CT matches.
* Kim Lammers scored her 14th CT goal. She only trails Ageeth Boomgaardt who is all-time Dutch top scorer at the CT with 17 goals.
* Minke Smeets-Smabers received a yellow card, the 15th for the Dutch in CT history, one shy of Korea Republic’s record of 16.


England defeat defending champions on Champions Trophy opening day

In an exciting and at times nail biting match, England opened their Samsung FIH Champions Trophy campaign with a memorable win over the current holders and world number two Argentina in front of a vocal Nottingham crowd.

Leicester’s Hannah Macleod gave England the best possible start just over ten minutes in as she threw herself bravely to put England one up.  Midway through the second half Reading’s Alex Danson deflected home Crista Cullen’s penalty corner and England looked in great shape to take only their second ever Champions Trophy win.  Things got nervy two minutes later though when Noel Barrioneuvo pulled one back for Las Leonas from a penalty corner and the South Americans put England under a period of immense pressure.

England stood firm and cheered on by an excitable crowd they held out, in part thanks to the goalkeeping of Beth Storry, for an important opening day win.

Following on from China and Germany’s tournament curtain raiser, this was a match of contrasting styles; England, the more organised with set pieces and the Argentinians playing with flashes of individual flair.

The first half saw the Trophy holders create more opportunities and more shots on goal than England, despite the home side enjoying the larger share of the possession.  England went ahead after 12 minutes when Hannah Macleod finished a well worked passage of play that began by exchanging passes with Christa Cullen in her own half.  Reaching the Argentina circle, diving, she connected well with the ball into the circle to knock it home beyond Belen Succi for 1-0.

The game was a physical encounter, with several players picking up knocks.  Alex Danson, England’s best player, received a warning for a heavy challenge and Ana Macaren Rodriguez Perez left the field shortly afterwards after being struck by a ball below the left shoulder.

Early in the second half, the crowd and the tournament saw their first Team Referral as Argentina appealed for a penalty corner.  The umpires referred the decision to the video umpire but the result was only a free hit.

Ten minutes later, England defender Sally Walton was issued a yellow card and a five minute suspension followed.  The setback failed to impede the home side who scored minutes later from a penalty corner when Danson got the reward for her endeavours, deflecting Leicester defender Cullen’s drag flick into the net.  The celebrations were short lived, however, after Argentina’s Noel Barrionuevo managed to pull one back, with a low drag flick past Storry.

England were kept on their toes by six times World Player of the Year and Argentina captain Luciana Aymar who showed what a world class player she is weaving her way through tackles on several occasions.

With the clock ticking down Reading goalkeeper Beth Storry was called upon to make a good save with her glove from a penalty corner and as the England fans counted down the clock, the team held its nerve to record a first win over Argentina in 20 years.

England’s victorious captain Kate Walsh said:  “It was obviously going to be a tight game when you play the world’s number two team.  They have some great players.”

Explaining what was behind her side’s victory, Walsh said: “We had a few chances today and we took them.  We’re aiming for the trophy but we’re coming into this tournament ranked fifth and so we’re just taking one game at a time.”

Argentina coach Carlos Retegui said: “It was a very difficult game.  We know that England is a team that play very well and their lines are very strong. They defend very well, they play very well on the counter-attack and they took all their chances.”

It does not get any easier for England tomorrow as they get set to take on the reigning Olympic, World and European Champions the Netherlands at 16:00 on Sunday.

Earlier in the day, Germany beat China 2-1 despite going behind on nine minutes.

Argentina 1 (0)

Noel Barrioneuvo 55 (PC)

England 2 (1)

Hannah Macleod 12 (F)
Alex Danson 53 (PC)

England Squad v Argentina


Beth Storry (Reading)
Crista Cullen (Leicester)
Natalie Seymour (Canterbury)
Kate Walsh (c) (Reading)
Sally Walton (Bowdon Hightown)
Susie Gilbert (University of Birmingham)
Hannah Macleod (Leicester)
Helen Richardson (Leicester)
Chloe Rogers (Leicester)
Alex Danson (Reading)
Nicola White (Slough)

Substitutes Used

Ashleigh Ball (Slough)
Laura Unsworth (Leicester)
Georgie Twigg (Clifton)
Charlotte Craddock (Clifton)
Kerry Williams (Leicester)

Did Not Play

Katie Long (Leicester)
Gemma Ible (Clifton)

Samsung FIH Champions Trophy Fixtures

Saturday 10 July 2010

11:00 China v Germany - Women’s Champions Trophy 2010
14:00 Argentina v England - Women’s Champions Trophy 2010
16:30 Netherlands v New Zealand - Women’s Champions Trophy 2010

Sunday 11 July 2010

13:30 Argentina v Germany - Women’s Champions Trophy 2010
16:00 Netherlands v England - Women’s Champions Trophy 2010
18:30 New Zealand v China - Women’s Champions Trophy 2010

Tuesday 13 July 2010

11:00 New Zealand v Argentina - Women’s Champions Trophy 2010
13:30 Germany v England - Women’s Champions Trophy 2010
16:00 China v Netherlands - Women’s Champions Trophy 2010

Thursday 15 July 2010

11:00 Germany v New Zealand - Women’s Champions Trophy 2010
13:30 England v China - Women’s Champions Trophy 2010
16:00 Argentina v Netherlands - Women’s Champions Trophy 2010

Saturday 17 July 2010

10:00 Netherlands v Germany - Women’s Champions Trophy 2010
12:30 England v New Zealand - Women’s Champions Trophy 2010
15:00 China v Argentina - Women’s Champions Trophy 2010

Sunday 18 July 2010

09:30 5th v 6th - Women’s Champions Trophy 2010
12:15 Bronze Medal Match - Women’s Champions Trophy 2010
15:00 Final - Women’s Champions Trophy 2010

England Hockey Board Media release

England's Hannah Macleod and Alex Danson stun Argentina

By Emily Benammar

Great start: Hannah McLeod of England is jubilant after beating Argentina 2-1in Nottingham Photo: PA

History may not have been in their favour going into the 2010 Women's Champions Trophy, but England pulled off a spectacular upset as they claimed their first ever world level victory over Argentina with a 2-1 opening day win in Nottingham.

With just one previous victory in the three times they have contested the six-nation tournament and a 3-0 disadvantage in Champions Trophy encounters with Argentina, on paper England were the underdogs.

But having recovered from a an early threat from the South Americans which forced England goalkeeper Beth Storry to make two outstanding saves after just three minutes, the nerves wore off and Danny Kerry's side took the lead 12 minutes into the first half when Leicester's Hannah MacLeod scored her maiden Champions Trophy goal with diving close range deflection created from an impressive England attack down the right wing.

Argentina failed to find an equaliser before the break was called but they emerged the hungrier side in the second-half and had it not been for a perfectly time tackle from Crista Cullen as Carla Rebecchi smashed a reverse stick strike towards goal, the sides would have been level.

Even in the absence of England captain Kate Walsh, who received a five minute suspension for a bad tackle, Argentina failed to get themselves back in the game and were soon dealt another blow when Alex Danson doubled England's lead when she deflected Crista Cullen's penalty corner strike passed Belen Succi.

With an upset on the cards, Argentina, rallied by their captain Luciana Aymar, began showing signs of a fightback and with 15 minutes remaining were back in contention thanks to Noel Barrionuevo's converted penalty corner.

England's resilience shone through and thanks to another series of outstanding saves from Storry, they took the historic win.

"I'm delighted, absoloutley delighted,' head coach Danny Kerry said after the match. "The girls worked hard and took their chances against one of the best teams in the world. We knew they'd pressure us high up the field which allowed us to take advantage of a lot of space on the turnover.

"We showed resilience and looked strong. At one point we were down to 10 when Kate went off but we pulled together and that's something we've rehearsed just in case.

"But Argentina are a good side and if we played that match 10 times they'd win more but this is definitely a turning point I hope."

Having convincingly dealt with the world No2 side, next up for England are world no 1 and Olympic champions Holland who won their opening match against New Zealand 3-1.

Elsewhere, Germany fought hard to hold on for a 2-1 victory over Olympic silver-medallists China.

The Telegraph

England women shock Argentina

By Ollie Williams, BBC Sport in Nottingham

Goals from Hannah MacLeod and Alex Danson gave England the perfect start to their Champions Trophy campaign with a 2-1 win over Argentina in Nottingham.

The pair registered diving finishes either side of the break before Noel Barrionuevo's consolation as England stunned the defending champions.

England, hosting the event for the first time, are one of the less-fancied sides in the six-team tournament.

"You cannot overestimate this result," England's Crista Cullen told BBC Sport.

"We beat the world number two team 2-1 in the opening game of the Champions Trophy, and it's brilliant for us to set out our stall in front of a home crowd.

"Hopefully we can take this forward and continue in that vein."

No English women's team has finished higher than fifth at a Champions Trophy - hockey's most important event behind the Olympic Games and World Cup - but this side are targeting a top-four finish.

Argentina, by contrast, have won the last two Champions Trophies and beat England in each of their three previous meetings in the tournament.

As expected, the host nation started the game under heavy pressure, Argentina forcing England goalkeeper Beth Storry into two strong saves, the second rebounding clear off her left post.

But England did not look overwhelmed and took the lead only slightly against the run of play, as Leicester star MacLeod's diving touch proved enough to steer the ball into an empty net following an attack down the right.

England lived dangerously at the back in the first half, Storry saving several times as her defenders gave up possession far too easily, while Laura Unsworth could have added a second at the other end but sliced wide.

Argentine superstar Luciana Aymar tried to inspire her side to a second-half fightback, but her weaving runs went unmatched by her team-mates, even once England captain Kate Walsh had received a five-minute suspension for a tackle from behind.

England have worked to improve their penalty corners and Danson's deflection with 15 minutes to go looked to have sealed the victory, though Barrionuevo hit back immediately to keep the hosts under pressure until the end.

"It was really important for us to hit the ground running," added Cullen, a team-mate of MacLeod's at Leicester.

"We knew it came down to work rate and I've never seen our girls work as hard and run as hard as we had to do there.

"We have a deep belief that we're starting to engrain now, and that comes through winning in big tournaments like this."

The win strengthens England's ambition to reach the top four in the Champions Trophy for the first time and, before the tie, performance director David Faulkner told BBC Sport he hoped the team could exceed that target.

"We've got to be realistic, we're still two years out from the Olympic Games, but it's a good measurement for us," he said.

"We have to manage expectations. Growth and development would be top four, but this group could stretch that a bit further."

Last year, England finished bottom of the pile, losing five consecutive games after starting brightly with a 2-2 draw against the Netherlands.

They go into 2010's event as the second lowest-ranked team at the tournament, currently placed seventh in the world (New Zealand are ranked ninth).

This English team forms the overwhelming majority of the Great Britain side preparing for the 2012 Olympics in London.

As in football, England, Scotland and Wales have separate national sides, but hockey is attempting to conquer the problem by running a British team alongside the home nations for an entire four-year Olympic cycle.

The English players train as part of the Great Britain squad, but play matches for both England and GB throughout the year.

Earlier on Saturday, Germany's Eileen Hoffmann struck with two deflections as her side defeated China 2-1 in the opening game of the tournament.

World and Olympic champions the Netherlands, who play England on Sunday, beat New Zealand 3-1 in the day's final game.

But New Zealand matched the Dutch for large periods and briefly held the lead, which will give confident England hope of causing a further upset.

BBC Sport

Black Sticks Women lose 3 - 1 to Dutch

The Black Sticks Women lost 3 – 1 to the Netherlands, in their first outing in the Samsung Champions Trophy in Nottingham, England in the early hours of Sunday morning (NZT).

A nil all score at half time looked promising for the Black Sticks Women as they held their own against the world’s number one team.

A drag flick goal from a penalty corner by Clarissa Eshuis in the 49th minute took the Black Sticks out into the lead in the second half. This came after a quick succession of four penalty corners.

However, the Dutch came back fighting and scored three goals in the remainder of the game – a goal from a field goal in the 51st minute, a penalty corner in the 67th minute and a field goal in the 69th minute.

The Black Sticks face China in their next game, live on SKY Sport 3 at 5.30am tomorrow (Monday, July 12).

More information available from for this tournament.

Hockey New Zealand Media release

Black Sticks falter late to lose opening match

New Zealand showed encouraging signs despite losing their opening match 1-3 to world No 1 the Netherlands at the Champions Trophy women's hockey tournament in England.

The New Zealanders threatened to cause a boilover against the Olympic champions before three late goals sealed their fate.

They actually led 1-0 when Clarissa Eshuis scored from a drag flick in the 49th minute but could not sustain the intensity as the Dutch responded in style with late strikes from Eva de Goede, Maartje Paumen and Kim Lammers.

The New Zealanders, ranked No 9 in the world, did not have long to enjoy their lead because de Goede levelled the scores in the 51st minute before Paumen gave them the lead in the 67th minute and Lammers sealed the result 2min later.

In other results today, Germany beat China 2-1 and England upset defending champions Argentina by the same scoreline.

New Zealand are making their first appearance at the elite Champions Trophy event since 2006 and they last won a match in the tournament in 2002.

They next play China tomorrow morning (NZ time).


Netherlands 3 (Eva de Goede, Maartje Paumen, Kim Lammers) New Zealand 1 (Clarissa Eshuis). Halftime: 0-0.

Germany 2 China 1, England 2 Argentina 1.


Zee in the UK Completes Live Broadcast to all Six Champions Trophy Nations

TV Broadcasters listed

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has signed a contract with Zee TV in the UK to broadcast all of England’s matches in this year’s FIH events - Samsung FIH Champions Trophy Women, ABN Amro FIH Champions Trophy Men and BDO FIH World Cup Women.

The addition of Zee means that all six participating nations in the Samsung FIH Champions Trophy Women, which began in Nottingham, England on Saturday, receive live broadcast of the event.

The event will also be broadcast via the following broadcasters:

ESPN Sur (Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay) – All Argentina matches and finals live

CCTV5 (China) – All China matches live

Sport Digital (Germany) – All Germany matches live, other matches delayed.

NOS (The Netherlands) – Selected matches live, daily hightlights

Sport1 (Netherlands) – all matches live on PPV

Sky Sports (New Zealand) – all matches live

Fox Sports (Australia) all matches live or delayed

Ten Sports (India subcontinent) – finals live

Starhub (Singapore) – all matches live

Astro Supersports (Malaysia, Indonesia) – finals live

Cricket Plus (USA) – finals live

BBC online – daily news reports


FIH partners with free of charge live streaming

Starting on the first day of the Samsung FIH Champions Trophy in Nottingham, England, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) has partnered with to offer free of charge live streaming of all matches of FIH’s major events this year – Samsung FIH Champions Trophy Women, ABN AMRO FIH Champions Trophy Men and BDO FIH World Cup Women.

The streaming on will be available in all countries except The Netherlands. Hockey fans can click here for direct access to the live streaming of

After the conclusion of the Samsung FIH Champions Trophy on 18 July, the next hockey event to be streamed live will be the ABN AMRO FIH Champions Trophy from Monchengladbach, Germany which will take place from 31 July to 8 August.


Reading's Jonty Clarke replaces Loughborough Students' Richard Smith in Great Britain Men's Hockey Squad

Great Britain Hockey announces a change to the Great Britain men’s squad for the forthcoming Men’s Four Nations Tournament against Germany, New Zealand and Japan, which gets underway on Monday 12 July.

Loughborough Students’ defender Richard Smith has been replaced by Reading forward Jonty Clarke.

Smith has been suffering from a knee injury but it was hoped that he would be fit in time for the tournament.  It has subsequently been decided to give him more time to recover.

Great Britain’s first match takes place against Japan at 2000hrs on Monday at Highfields Sports Club in Nottingham. Tickets are still available on 08444 77 5678 or on the gate on the day.

Men’s Four Nations Tournament Fixtures

Monday 12 July 2010

17:30 Germany v New Zealand - Men’s Four Nations
20:00 Great Britain v Japan - Men’s Four Nations

Wednesday 14 July 2010

13:30 Great Britain v Germany - Men’s Four Nations
16:00 New Zealand v Japan - Men’s Four Nations

Friday 16 July 2010

17:30 Germany v Japan - Men’s Four Nations
20:00 New Zealand v Great Britain - Men’s Four Nations

Saturday 17 July 2010

17:30 3rd v 4th - Men’s Four Nations
20:00 Final - Men’s Four Nations

England Hockey Board Media release

Project high on Scot win, seniors see double in China

By Jugjet Singh

MALAYSIA will play China in the final of the Four-Nation in Dahlian, China today.

Yesterday, Malaysia and China played their final pool match but the match was called off in the second half after heavy rain made the pitch waterlogged. The score was 2-1 in favour of China and the tournament director insisted that Malaysia complete their match at 7am today, and then play China again in the final at 4pm the same day.

Meanwhile, the Project 2013 beat Scotland Under-21 3-2 in a friendly in Barcelona yesterday.

Project had earlier lost to Spain 3-2 and then drew their second match against Spain 2-2. The squad is on a training-cum tour of Europe to prepare for the 2013 Junior World Cup.

Project took the lead in the 20th minute when Firhan Ashaari, running from the left flank, beat three defenders before tucking in the ball from close range.

And just before the breather, Amir Farid’s solo run won Project their third Penalty corner, and skipper Mohamed Nor Faez scored to consolidate the lead.

The Scots were more aggressive in the second half, and reduced the deficit in the 39th minute through a field goal, and then drew level in the 53rd minute via a penalty corner set-piece.

Project woke up from their slumber and after muffing a few chances, they won a penalty stroke in the 60th minute and Firhan cooly converted.

“The personal team target for matches in Spain was to win at least one game considering the age and experience factor of opponents. And the boys not only won one, but also pulled off a draw against an experienced Spain side,” said team manager Mirnawan Nawawi.

The squad will leave for Poland today to play more friendlies.

Jugjet's World of Field Hockey

Malaysia-China match called off due to rain

KUALA LUMPUR: The final round-robin match between Malaysia and China at a four-nation hockey tournament in Dalian was called off after half time when the pitch became unplayable due to heavy rain.

Both teams have qualified for the final today. But they have been told that the second half of the match has to be completed in the morning before they play in the final at 4pm.

China were leading Malaysia 2-1 when the match was called off yesterday.

National coach Stephen van Huizen said that it was unreasonable to play the second half in the morning and then play again after seven hours.

“We spoke to the tournament director and felt that since both are in the final, there was no need to play the second half. But he insisted that the match must be completed and play will resume at 7am,” he said.

Malaysia and China reached the final after securing wins over Pakistan and Russia. Malaysia beat Pakistan 3-0 and downed Russia 3-2. China recorded a 6-1 and 5-2 wins over Pakistan and Russia respectively.

The Star of Malaysia

Chandigarh, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh enter quarters

Bhopal - Mumbai, Tamil Nadu, Chandigarh, Punjab and hosts Madhya Pradesh have entered the quarterfinals of the 63rd Rangaswami Cup Senior National Men’s Hockey Championship being played at the Aishbagh Stadium here.

Mumbai qualified by crushing Manipur 4-1 while Tamil Nadu made its place in the last eight by defeating Maharashtra 2-1 yesterday.

Punjab, Chandigarh, and hosts Madhya Pradesh State Hockey Academy (MPSHA), Bhopal have already entered the quarterfinals earlier.

The sixth team for the quarter-finals would be decided from Karnataka and Haryana after their this evening’s fixture while one team each would come from Pool A and Pool H in which matches will begin today. Pool A contains Delhi, Jharkhand, Pondicherry and Tripura while Orissa, Uttarakhand and SAIL are in Pool H.

For Mumbai, Jaiyesh Jadhav, Alden and Gursev Singh converted penalty corners in the 44th, 52nd and 58th minutes while Amit hit a brilliant field goal in the 49th minute and took a lead of 4-0.

The lone goal for Manipur was scored by RK Anandjeet through penalty corner in the 66th minute and reduced the margin 4-1.

Till breather, no team was able to open their account.

In another fixture, the lone field goal for Mahrashtra was hit by Santosh in the 32nd minute and took a lead of 1-0. However, in the second half, Tamil Nadu played an attcking game and scored two field goals in a span of three minutes through Adam Sinklaiyer and R Sathyarajan in the 57th and 60 minutes and ensured their team's victory.

In other matches, Rajasthan trounced Madhya Pradesh 5-1 and Haryana crushed Andhra Pradesh 10-1.

The Tribune

Lee Quay fires Parkites to top

Nigel Simon

Sean Lee Quay scored a pair of goals as Queen’s Park swept Notre Dame 3-1 to move ahead in the race for the T&T Hockey Board Men’s Championship Division at the National Hockey Centre, Tacarigua on Sunday. Going into their penultimate match of the season, the Parkites were level with “Big Four” winners, Petrotrin, at the top of the table with 33 points from 12 matches. But Cade Lue Sue got then on their way when he fired in the opener after only eight minutes while Lee Quay got his first of the match, four minutes before the half-time interval for a 2-0 cushion.

Ten minutes into the second-half, Lee Quay extended his team’s advantage to 3-0 before Isaac Marecheau got a last minute consolation for the Dames. Both teams were without their quota of national players who arrived on Friday from Belgium, following a two-week pre-Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games tour. With the win, the Parkites lead with 36 points, and a match left to play against cellar-placed Paradise. Petrotrin, the only other club in the title race faces Corona Fatima and Paradise in its final two matches.

It was a double blow for the Dames on Sunday as their Women’s Championship Division outfit, minus its national duo of cousins, Blair Wynne and Curlyne Wynn suffered a 3-0 loss to Ventures to dash their title hopes.

Club captain, Cristina Abreu netted twice for Ventures and Amanda George added the other, for only their second win of the season. The defeat left the Dames, the “Big Four” champions, in fourth spot with 21 points and one match left to play, three adrift of leaders and defending champions, Shandy Carib Magnolias, who have played three matches less. Second on the table is Stag Malvern with 23 points from 11 matches followed by Harvard Maritime Checkers with 21 from ten matches.

T&T Hockey Board Results
Championship Men
QPCC 3 (Sean Lee Quay 31st, 45th, Cade Lue Sue 8th) vs Notre Dame 1 (Isaac Marecheau 70th).

Championship Women
Ventures 3 (Cristina Abreu 11th pen, 51st, Amanda George 68th) vs Notre Dame 0

Veterans Mixed
QPCC 8 (Gary Chin 4th, 19th, 23rd, 26th, Derek Daniel 21st, 25th, Wendell Newallo 17th, Lindsay Young 22nd) vs Paragon 1 (Glendon Superville 32nd).

Under-19 Girls’
Notre Dame 3 vs Ventures 0 - by default.

Trinity Division
Shape 8 (Gerron Frank 37th, 67th, Brent Lawrence 20th, Nehum Reynos 31st, John Hernandez 38th, Sheridon Beckford 51st, Dillon Campbell 52nd) vs Malvern 0.

QPCC 9 (Sean Lee Quay 5th, 11th, 22nd, 36th, Raphael Govia 17th, 66th, Gary Chin 17th, Dominic Young 32nd, Daniel Young 59th) vs Fatima 0.

Trinity Division
Carib 3 (Charles Achee 7th, 61st, Colin Boodoo 58th) vs N/Dame 2 (Selwyn King 64th, Akil Nancoo 68th).

Veterans Mixed
N/Dame 12 (Sean Olton 24th, 28th, 55th, 64th, 66th, Selwyn King 40th, 56th, 68th, Dunston Rattansingh 34th, 60th, Fitz-Leslie Brathwaite 20th, Douglas Camacho 30th) vs Shape 3 (Sheridon Beckford 65th, 66th, John Chuck 22nd)

The Trinidad Guardian

Asiad silver medallist Piara Singh no more

K. Arumugam

Asian Games silver medallist Piara Singh is no more. He died at his hometown Khusropur, a suburb of Jalandhar in Punjab, on Wednesday.

His mortal remains will be cremated today (Sunday)as close relative of him are expected to reach from Canada.

Piara Singh played the 1962 Asian Games, won the National Championship many times. He played for the Indian Railways.

His son Jagdev Singh of Punjab Police is an acclaimed hockey player, having represented India at the Barcelona Olympics.