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Electric Ireland Hockey Champions Challenge 1 2012

Dublin, Ireland - September 29 - October 7, 2012
Local time is 4:11pm

South Africa v India

5-8 Place

# Info Date Teams Score Status Match Sheet
October 6th, 2012
17 5-8 Place 10:00am South Africa RSA - IND India 3 - 2 (2 - 1) Final  

Match Report

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.

 

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Live Blogging
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
USA v WAL (Quarterfinal) BEL v WAL (5-8 Place)

POOL STANDINGS

Team Pld W D L GD Pts
Pool A
Australia  AUS 3 3 0 0 14 9
Belgium  BEL 3 2 0 1 0 6
India  IND 3 1 0 2 -5 3
Wales  WAL 3 0 0 3 -9 0
Pool B
United States  USA 3 2 0 1 3 6
Scotland  SCO 3 1 2 0 1 5
Ireland  IRL 3 1 1 1 -1 4
South Africa  RSA 3 0 1 2 -3 1

MATCHES

Oct 7, 2012
IND India
Wales WAL
RSA South Africa
Belgium BEL
SCO Scotland
Ireland IRL
AUS Australia
United States USA
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