ARG V GBR ( Pool ) 2016 Women's Champions Trophy

ARG
2 - 2
GBR

Match Review ARG - GBR 2-2

Watch clips from the Women’s Hockey Champions Trop…Posted June 18, 2016
Watch clips from the Women’s Hockey Champions Trop…Posted June 18, 2016
Watch clips from the Women’s Hockey Champions Trop…Posted June 18, 2016
Watch clips from the Women’s Hockey Champions Trop…Posted June 18, 2016
Watch clips from the Women’s Hockey Champions Trop…Posted June 18, 2016
Watch clips from the Women’s Hockey Champions Trop…Posted June 18, 2016
Watch clips from the Women’s Hockey Champions Trop…Posted June 18, 2016
Watch clips from the Women’s Hockey Champions Trop…Posted June 18, 2016
Watch clips from the Women’s Hockey Champions Trop…Posted June 18, 2016
Watch clips from the Women’s Hockey Champions Trop…Posted June 18, 2016
Watch clips from the Women’s Hockey Champions Trop…Posted June 18, 2016
Watch clips from the Women’s Hockey Champions Trop…Posted June 18, 2016
Watch clips from the Women’s Hockey Champions Trop…Posted June 18, 2016
Watch clips from the Women’s Hockey Champions Trop…Posted June 18, 2016

Helen Richardson-Walsh scored twice as host nation Great Britain (FIH Hero World Ranking: 6) started their Women’s Hockey Champions Trophy 2016 campaign with a hard earned draw against reigning champions Argentina (WR: 2) in the second match of the day in London. 

The home favourites were cheered on by an enthusiastic crowd that enjoyed every minute of the action at the Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, and their support was rewarded with a solid display as GB battled to a deserved draw against Las Leonas. 

Argentina were the first team to make a mark on the scoreboard when Maria Granatto put her side ahead in the seventh minutes to quieten the home supporters, but they were soon back in full voice when Helen Richardson-Walsh worked her way into to the circle from the right before forcing the ball into the goal from close range. A brilliant penalty corner drag-flick from Carla Rebecchi found the top right corner to put Argentina back in front early in the fourth quarter, with Helen Richardson-Walsh completing the scoring six minutes from time by finishing off a fine pass from Sam Quek. 

“Helen is a magician in the circle - I hate marking her in training, so I wouldn't like to do it in an international match”, said Great Britain captain Kate Richardson-Walsh after the game. “She's always in the right place at the right time, and she's got an eye for the goal, so whether she's playing in midfield or in the forward line as she was today, she's lethal. It was an amazing pass from Sam Quek - it was one of those where everyone was shouting for her to play it wide, but it was a great ball, and she was alert to the opportunity which is the most important thing in these games. This tournament is so tough with the top six teams in the world. Any points we can get we need to get on the board to start to build momentum. If you lose points early on in the tournament, it becomes quite tough later, so I'm pleased we got something.”

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
ARG 7 15 GRANATTO Maria FG 1 - 0
GBR 31 8 RICHARDSON-WALSH Helen FG 1 - 1
ARG 47 11 REBECCHI Carla PC 2 - 1
GBR 54 8 RICHARDSON-WALSH Helen FG 2 - 2

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
ARG 16 12 MERINO Delfina G
ARG 24 18 ROMANG Pilar G
ARG 30 16 HABIF Florencia Y

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 HUDSON Kelly
Umpire 2 JOUBERT Michelle
Reserve Umpire YAMADA Emi
Video Umpire WILLOX Annabelle
Judge 1 SCHWEDE Sonja
Judge 2 VILCHEZ Emilia
Technical Officer ZELKIN Rene
  • Match 2
  • Date Sat, 18 Jun 2016
  • Time 14:00
  • Pool/Class Pool
  • Venue

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