|October 6th, 2012|
|17||5-8 Place||10:00am||RSA - IND||3 - 2 (2 - 1)||Final|
Izelle Lategan was South Africa’s golden girl as her brilliant third strike of the day assured her side a place in the fifth place play-off at the Electric Ireland FIH Champions Challenge I, condemning India to the seventh place playoff. South Africa got off to a flying start with Lategan popping in her first in the fifth minute when she finished off a penalty corner move at the right post, guiding in Tarryn Bright’s sweep shot.
And the striker followed up a minute later when she got to the ball ahead of goalkeeper Savita. Her first touch nicked the ball clear and she had the simplest of touches to roll into the open goal. From there, India became more effective, effecting numerous turnovers and got their reward in the 23rd minute, Ritu Rani scoring from the corner injector’s position.
While India held sway for most of the second period, an equaliser looked beyond them until Anupa Barla fired home a brilliant reverse-stick effort from the top right of the circle with three minutes to go, making it 2-2 and sending the game to extra-time. But just 81 seconds into golden goal, Nicolene Terblanche found a sweet long ball to Lategan and she did well to pull onto her reverse and rocket into the top corner.
|October 06th, 2012 at 4:03 am||Anthems are on for the 5-8 game between SA and IND. Congratulations to Sulette Damons on her 100th cap|
|October 06th, 2012 at 4:13 am||In the first five minutes, SA takes a s-0 lead. They're looking like they're on a mission.|
|October 06th, 2012 at 4:13 am||Superb start from South Africa, Lategan scoring twice in a minute, one from a pc, one from play, RSA 2 IND 0, 7mins|
|October 06th, 2012 at 4:29 am||Ritu Rani pulls one back from a corner move, sweeping home to make it RSA 2 IND 1, 23mins|
|October 06th, 2012 at 4:45 am||Half-time: South Africa 2 (Lategan 2) India 1 (Ritu Rani)|
|October 06th, 2012 at 5:16 am||India forcing most of the pace in this half but yet to create a gilt-edged chance, RSA 2 IND 1, 54mins|
|October 06th, 2012 at 5:30 am||India are back on terms with a late leveller, a brilliant reverse from Anupa Barla, RSA 2 IND 2, 67mins|
|October 06th, 2012 at 5:33 am||Full-time: South Africa 2 India 2, we're going to golden goal in this 5th-8th place playoff game|
|October 06th, 2012 at 5:40 am||Incredible golden goal for Lategan, making it her hat-trick, from Terblanche's long ball she rockets home, RSA 3 IND 2|
|October 06th, 2012 at 5:41 am||South Africa now play for 5th, India play for 7th in the relegation game, the winer coming 81 secs into golden goal|