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BDO Hockey Champions Challenge I (Men)

Salta, Argentina - December 6-13, 2009

South Africa v China

Final 5-6

# Info Date Teams Score Status Match Sheet
December 13th, 2009
18 Final 5-6 11:30am South Africa RSA - CHN China 5 - 0 (2 - 0) Final    

Match Report

5th-6th – South Africa v. China: 5-0 (half-time: 2-0)

The first dangerous action of the match was a penalty corner for China, played with an option brilliantly executed but even better defended by South Africa, with Vincent PRIOR in goal. The South Africans scored on the next play by Thornton McDADE to grasp control of the match. The Chinese played at their usual high pace but South Africa were matching them step for step, resulting in an entertaining game flowing back and forth, although with no goal scoring opportunities for a while.

Yi SONG had a superb chance when he received the ball alone at the top of the circle, but he was well closed down by goal-keeper Vincent PRIOR and his reverse stick shot went high. China had another chance on penalty-corner but South Africa defended it well again and… scored again on the next play, this time by Julian HYKES, to go into the break with a comfortable two-goal cushion.

South Africa scored two quick goals early in second period, first a penalty-corner by Justin REID-ROSS then a field goal by Gareth CARR, and the match was suddenly out of reach for China. Nothing was going right for them, they seemed to run out of steam, passes were going astray, they scrambled two more penalty-corners and could not avert a fifth goal by Austin SMITH in the 68th minute.. South Africa ran away with the win, finishing fifth, well above their entry ranking in this competition (8th).

 

BEL v CAN (Final 7-8) ARG v IND (Final 3-4)

POOL STANDINGS

Team Pld W D L GD Pts
Pool A
India  IND 3 2 1 0 5 7
New Zealand  NZL 3 1 2 0 3 5
Belgium  BEL 3 1 0 2 -4 3
China  CHN 3 0 1 2 -4 1
Pool B
Argentina  ARG 3 2 0 1 5 6
Pakistan  PAK 3 2 0 1 2 6
Canada  CAN 3 1 0 2 -3 3
South Africa  RSA 3 1 0 2 -4 3

MATCHES

Dec 13, 2009
BEL Belgium
Canada CAN
RSA South Africa
China CHN
ARG Argentina
India IND
NZL New Zealand
Pakistan PAK
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