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News for 30 July 2022

All the news for Saturday 30 July 2022

Commonwealth Games 2022 - 30 July
Birmingham, England

All times GMT +1


29 Jul 2022 19:00     ENG v GHA (Pool B)     6 - 0
29 Jul 2022 21:00     NZL v SCO (Pool A)      5 - 5

30 Jul 2022 09:00     RSA v PAK (Pool A)       2 - 2
30 Jul 2022 11:00     CAN v WAL (Pool B)    

31 Jul 20 22 09:00  NZL v PAK (Pool A)
31 Jul 20 22 11:00  AUS v SCO (Pool A)
31 Jul 20 22 14:00  ENG v WAL (Pool B)
31 Jul 20 22 6:00   IND v GHA (Pool B)

Pool standings


29 Jul 2022 09:00     NZL v KEN (Pool B)     16 - 0
29 Jul 2022 11:00     RSA v SCO (Pool B)     2 - 4
29 Jul 2022 14:00     IND v GHA (Pool A)      5 - 0
29 Jul 2022 16:00     CAN v WAL (Pool A)     4 - 0

30 Jul 2022 14:00     AUS v KEN (Pool B)    
30 Jul 2022 16:00     ENG v GHA (Pool A)    
30 Jul 2022 19:00     IND v WAL (Pool A)        
30 Jul 2022 21:00     NZL v SCO (Pool B)    

31 Jul 20 22 9:00  CAN v ENG (Pool A)
31 Jul 20 22 21:00  RSA v AUS (Pool B)

Pool standings

Official Results site

Commonwealth Games hockey gets underway with a bang

New Zealand women record huge victory while the men’s side play out remarkable draw with Scotland

New Zealand and Scotland men’s sides played out an incredible 5 all draw in the final game of a day that saw Ghana’s men make their debut in the games against hosts England. Scotland women got their campaign off to a dream start, beating South Africa, while Canada women recorded a comfortable win over Wales. New Zealand’s women were also in action, recording a massive victory over Kenya.

Three late goals earn New Zealand men's team dramatic 5-5 draw as Commonwealth Games hockey begins

By Mike Rowbottom

Three goals in the final quarter earned Gold Coast 2018 silver medallists New Zealand a 5-5 draw with Scotland in their opening Pool A match ©Getty Images

Three goals in the final 15-minute quarter earned New Zealand’s men, silver medallists in the men’s hockey tournament at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, an extraordinary 5-5 draw with Scotland in the sides’ opening Pool A match here at Birmingham 2022.

Black Sticks open Commonwealth Games gold medal defence with 16-0 thrashing of Kenya

Alia Jaques and Kaitlin Cotter celebrate the Black Sticks first goal of the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Luke Walker/Getty Images

New Zealand’s female Black Sticks’ quest for back-to-back Commonwealth Games gold medals is safely underway courtesy of a 16–0 slam dunk of Kenya.

16-0! New Zealand thrash woeful Kenya in hockey opener

By  Ayumba Ayodi

The going was bound to be tough for Kenya as defending champions New Zealand blew them away 16-0  in their Pool “B” opening match of women’s hockey at the University of Birmingham on Friday.

Scotland show cutting edge to defeat South Africa.

South Africa’s Commonwealth Games campaign has ended in defeat as Scotland pulled back from a goal down to earn an opening day victory against the African champions.

Opening day win for Scotland Women at Commonwealth Games

Scotland’s women won their opening match of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham with a thrilling 4-2 victory over South Africa. Charlotte Watson, Sarah Robertson, Fiona Burnet and Jen Eadie were the scorers as the Scots got their campaign off to a flying start in front of their passionate supporters at the University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre.

Indian Eves Overcome Pugnacious Ghana in Commonwealth Games Opener

It was very much on expected lines that the Indian hockey eves would taught a ‘hockey lesson’ to a side like Ghana that does not have much of a reputation with a world ranking of 30. But surprisingly, it was Ghana who probably taught a lesson or two on how to defend against a formidable opponent like India. The Ghananian women ensured one thing – it won’t be a stroll in the pitch for the Janneke Schopman-coached Indian outfit – of course, the Indian women won their Commonwealth Games opener 5-0 and the statsbooks would always say that, but the pugnacity of Ghana cannnot be missed from this match.

Indian women’s hockey team drill five past Ghana

The Indians celebrate a goal against Ghana. PTI

The Indian women’s hockey team defeated a lowly Ghana 5-0 to start its Commonwealth Games campaign on a winning note here today.

Why India’s second goal against Ghana was not an own goal

India’s second goal in its CWG hockey opener against Ghana was credited to Neha Goyal even though the final touch came from an opponent’s stick. Here is why -

India won 5-0 against Ghana in its opening encounter in Birmingham. | Photo Credit: REUTERS

Since 2013, FIH has stopped accounting for goals scored via a deflection off a defender’s stick from within the circle as an own/self-goal.

Stairs nets two as Canada drops Wales in opener

Photo: Yan Huckendubler

The Canadian WolfPack got off the mark in style in their games opener, defeating Wales 4-0 in comfortable fashion. Brie Stairs (Kitchener, Ont.) led the way with two goals, while Sara McManus (Tsawwassen, B.C.) and Hannah Haughn (North Vancouver, B.C.) also got on the board. Rowan Harris (Ottawa, Ont.) recorded the shutout, while Melanie Scholz (Calgary, Alta.) kitted up to earn her first senior cap.

Wales Women Lose First Match Of Commonwealth Games

Credit: David P McCarthy Photography

Wales women lost 0-4 to Canada in their opening match of the 2022 Commonwealth Games at Birmingham University.

Six of the best see England past Ghana in Commonwealth Games opener

England were in full flow in their opening fixture of the Commonwealth Games, beating newcomers Ghana 6-0 in an entertaining affair at the University of Birmingham.

England men rout brave Ghana 6-0

By Rod Gilmour

Phil Roper celebrates his fine goal in 6-0 win PIC: COPYRIGHT WORLDSPORTPICS ADY KERRY

Birmingham — As England raced through the gears, so the ‘home’ crowd bayed for just one Ghana goal. It was that kind of evening.

Thrilling draw for Scotland men at Birmingham 2022

Scotland’s Men started their 2022 Commonwealth Games campaign with an extraordinary 5-5 draw against New Zealand at the University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre.

Scotland denied historic win as New Zealand rally in 5-5 epic

By Rod Gilmour

Scotland were 5-1 up against the world No 9 side PIC: COPYRIGHT WORLDSPORTPICS ADY KERRY

Birmingham — This was a tale of two madcap quarters, ending with New Zealand mounting a monumental comeback from 5-1 down to level the match and nearly nick it in the final seconds. The Black Sticks just didn’t give up the chase as one of the great Commonwealth Games matches finished 5-5.

Scotland draw 5-5 with New Zealand

Scotland's men were denied a famous win as New Zealand fought back from a 5-1 half-time deficit to earn a draw on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games.

Pakistan hockey team focused to deliver in Commonwealth Games, Aikman

BIRMINGHAM: Head coach Siegfried Aikman is optimistic that Pakistan team will make the nation proud by displaying standout performance in the Commonwealth Games.

Hockeyroos quartet to reach unique 100 game milestones

A major individual milestone is significant enough but when four players reach the same achievement one match after the other, that’s rare and special air.

Women ready for opening Commonwealth Games match

England's women get their Commonwealth Games campaign underway when they take on Ghana at 4pm today.

Wales look for India upset after opening loss

Canada opened up with a 4-0 win PIC: WORLDSPORTPICS ADY KERRY

Birmingham — Wales women will look to evoke the memories of Gold Coast past when they attempt to overturn India for the second time in successive Commonwealth Games on Saturday night.

EuroHockey Junior Championship 2022 - 30 July
Ghent, Belgium

All times GMT +2


29 Jul 2022 14:30     ENG v FRA (Pool C)     1 - 3
29 Jul 2022 14:30     ESP v NED (SF1)           0 - 3
29 Jul 2022 16:45     SCO v AUT (Pool C)     1 - 1
29 Jul 2022 16:45     GER v BEL (SF2)          3 - 0

30 Jul 2022 11:30     ENG v AUT (Pool C)    
30 Jul 2022 13:30     ESP v BEL (3rd/4th Place)    
30 Jul 2022 13:45     FRA v SCO (Pool C)    
30 Jul 2022 18:00     NED v GER (Final)    

Poll standings


29 Jul 2022 10:00     WAL v SCO (Pool C)     1 - 0
29 Jul 2022 10:00     GER v NED (SF2)          1 - 1 (3 - 2 SO)
29 Jul 2022 12:15     BEL v ENG (SF1)           2 - 1
29 Jul 2022 12:15     ESP v IRL (Pool C)        0 - 0

30 Jul 2022 09:00     ESP v SCO (Pool C)    
30 Jul 2022 09:00     IRL v WAL (Pool C)    
30 Jul 2022 11:15     ENG v NED (3rd/4th Place)    
0 Jul 2022 15:45     BEL v GER (Final)    

Pool Standings

FIH Match Centre

EuroHockey Junior Championship II 2022 Men - 30 July
Plzeň Litice, Czech Republic

All times GMT +2

29 Jul 2022 10:30     ITA v TUR (Pool A)         2 - 2
29 Jul 2022 12:45     WAL v IRL (Pool A)         1 - 1
29 Jul 2022 16:00     CZE v POL (Pool A)       3 - 2

Pool standings

FIH Match Centre

EuroHockey Junior Championship II 2022 Women - 30 July
Vienna, Austria

All times GMT +2

29 Jul 2022 09:30     CZE v ITA (Pool A)         0 - 1
29 Jul 2022 11:45     UKR v FRA (Pool A)     1 - 4
29 Jul 2022 14:00     POL v AUT (Pool A)     1 - 1

Pool standings

FIH Match Centre

Black Widow whip KL Sports School

By Jugjet Singh

KUALA LUMPUR: Petaling Jaya City Council Black Widow claimed their fifth victim in the Women's Malaysian Junior Hockey League (WJHL) by whipping KL Sports School 5-0 at the DBKL Stadium today.

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