The pool phases of the men’s and women’s Hockey competitions at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games have come to an end, and all of the big guns have negotiated a safe passage through to the semi-finals.
On Wednesday (30 July), South Africa’s women overcame a strong challenge from India to set up a semi-final clash against tournament favourites Australia, while goals from Alex Danson and Susannah Townsend gave England a narrow 2-1 triumph over host nations Scotland to book a final four battle against New Zealand. The Australia versus South Africa match will take place on Friday 1st August at 1215 local time (GMT/UTC+1), with the Black Sticks and England going head-to-head at 1430.
The semi-final line-up for the men’s competition was confirmed on Thursday (31 July), with India and England joining Oceania giants Australia and New Zealand in the last four. India battled to a hard-fought but impressive 5-2 win over South Africa, pipping their opponents to a second place finish in Pool A. An Ashley Jackson double helped England to a 3-1 victory over Canada, ensuring that they finished second in Pool B and remain very much in the medal hunt. England face the monumental task of defeating reigning World Champions Australia in the first semi-final, which takes place on Saturday 2nd August at 1000 local time. That match will be followed by India's semi-final match-up against New Zealand’s Black Sticks, which gets underway at 1215.
The men’s semi-finals on Saturday will be followed by the women’s medal matches, with the Bronze up for grabs at 1800 before the fight for Gold begins at 2015. The men’s medal matches take place on Sunday 3rd August, with the battle for Bronze starting at 1000 ahead of the showpiece Gold medal match at 1215.
We will be posting a recap of the tournament early next week, but in the mean time you can keep up to speed on all of the action from the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on the official event website - www.glasgow2014.com, with hockey specific info available on www.glasgow2014.com/games/sports/hockey.
XX Commonwealth Games Hockey - Glasgow (SCO)
Semi-final / Medal match schedule
(All times listed are BST (GMT / UST +1))
Friday 1st August
1215 - Women’s Semi-final - Australia v South Africa
1430 - Women’s Semi-final - New Zealand v England
Saturday 2nd August
1000 - Men’s Semi-final: Australia v England
1215 - Men’s Semi-final: New Zealand v India
1800 - Women’s Bronze Medal Match
2015 - Women’s Gold medal Match
Sunday 3rd August
1000 - Men’s Bronze Medal Match
1215 - Men’s Gold Medal Match
To see the complete match schedule for the final stages of the competition, please click here.
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