NZL V GBR ( 5th - 6th Place ) 2016 Women's Champions Trophy

NZL
3 - 4
GBR

Match Review NZL - GBR 3-4

Watch clips from the Women’s Hockey Champions Trop…Posted June 26, 2016
Watch clips from the Women’s Hockey Champions Trop…Posted June 26, 2016
Watch clips from the Women’s Hockey Champions Trop…Posted June 26, 2016
Watch clips from the Women’s Hockey Champions Trop…Posted June 26, 2016
Watch clips from the Women’s Hockey Champions Trop…Posted June 26, 2016
Watch clips from the Women’s Hockey Champions Trop…Posted June 26, 2016
Watch clips from the Women’s Hockey Champions Trop…Posted June 26, 2016
Watch clips from the Women’s Hockey Champions Trop…Posted June 26, 2016
Watch clips from the Women’s Hockey Champions Trop…Posted June 26, 2016
Watch clips from the Women’s Hockey Champions Trop…Posted June 26, 2016
Watch clips from the Women’s Hockey Champions Trop…Posted June 26, 2016
Watch clips from the Women’s Hockey Champions Trop…Posted June 26, 2016
Watch clips from the Women’s Hockey Champions Trop…Posted June 26, 2016

Great Britain ended the competition on a high with their finest performance of the Women’s Hockey Champions Trophy 2016, with Alex Danson scoring a brilliant hat-trick as the hosts delighted the home fans with a 4-3 victory over New Zealand to secure a 5th place finish in London. 

Danson scored the opening goal in the tenth minute when she fired home a backhand effort after an excellent pass from Lily Owsley before the Black Sticks levelled thanks to Anita McLaren. Owsley made her mark on the scoreboard ahead of half time before Danson netted her second just after the break. New Zealand hit back to level at 3-3 with goals from Olivia Merry and Kelsey Smith, but a wonderful chipped finish from Danson ensured that Great Britain finished the event on a winning note. 

“We are obviously delighted as it has been a tough week for us so we are pleased to finish with such a solid performance”, said hat-trick hero Alex Danson after the match. “It’s always nice to be on the score-sheet, however it was three really well-worked team goals. The second goal was a really really well worked penalty corner, something that we have worked tirelessly on and it is always really special when those go in. There is no better feeling than a team goal.” 

Referring to the constant support from the stands, Great Britain goalkeeper Maddie Hinch said: “A huge amount of thanks to them. They make a huge difference when roaring every time the girls get on the ball, big save or a goal. It gets the buzz going in the team and we’ve missed a bit of that this week. It’s been a little bit flat from our end which comes from the back of results so they have really helped us turn it around.”

On Alex Danson, Hinch said: “That last goal pretty much sums Alex up. She is an unbelievable forward for us and one of the best in the world. It’s nice to see her on the ball. She was playing with a little bit of a flare that we know she has and it was great, but the girls helped her. There was a lot of hard running today to make the space for her to go forward, so it was a massive team effort.”

 

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
GBR 10 15 DANSON Alex FG 0 - 1
NZL 22 32 McLAREN Anita FG 1 - 1
GBR 26 26 OWSLEY Lily FG 1 - 2
GBR 33 15 DANSON Alex PC 1 - 3
NZL 39 4 MERRY Olivia PC 2 - 3
NZL 47 25 SMITH Kelsey PC 3 - 3
GBR 52 15 DANSON Alex FG 3 - 4

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
NZL 14 12 GUNSON Ella G
NZL 26 24 KEDDELL Rose G
GBR 32 6 MACLEOD Hannah G

GBR


DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 JUDEFIND Stephanie
Umpire 2 SEYMOUR Kylie
Reserve Umpire ESKINA Elena
Video Umpire WILLOX Annabelle
Judge 1 VILCHEZ Emilia
Judge 2 PENNYCOOK Jo
Technical Officer ZELKIN Rene
  • Match 16
  • Date Sun, 26 Jun 2016
  • Time 14:00
  • Pool/Class 5th - 6th Place
  • Venue

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