NZL V JPN ( Pool A ) Hockey World League Semi-Final Buenos Aires 2015

NZL
2 - 1
JPN

Match Review NZL - JPN 2-1

The Black Sticks grabbed their second win at the Argentina Hockey World League Semi-Final in Buenos Aires. Steve Edwards and Simon Child scored the goals in an entertaining afternoon match that was played in beautiful condition. As Korea are not playing today, New Zealand will remain top of pool A. The Samurais suffered their second defeat in Buenos Aires after losing the opening match 4-2 to Korea.

The Black Sticks met Japan in a test series at the end of last year with the Kiwis remaining unbeaten in all four matches. The last time both teams met at an FIH tournament was at the Pahang Hockey Champions Challenge 1 in Kuantan when New Zealand won 6-1.

In today’s encounter, it took the world’s number 7 team just three minutes to get on the scoreboard. Steve Edwards (4’) scored after a brilliant interchange between Blair Tarrant and Arun Panchia. Team captain Simon Child (15’) doubled the lead from a penalty corner. Japan pulled one back through Kenji Kitazato (59’) who scored his second goal in this competition.

Thoughts on the match:

Ryan Archibald (NZL):
“We played a good first half and dominated the first part of the game. Although we are not completely satisfied, we are happy to have the points.”

Kenji Kitazato (JPN):
“We are disappointed that we lost again. Today, we scored too late while New Zealand had scored too early.”

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
NZL 4 31 EDWARDS Steve FG 1 - 0
NZL 15 6 CHILD Simon PC 2 - 0
JPN 59 8 KITAZATO Kenji FG 2 - 1

NZL

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
4 HAIG Nick
X
5 HAYWARD Andy
X
6 CHILD Simon 1
7
9 HILTON Blair
X
10 ARCHIBALD Ryan
Bench
15 ENERSEN George
6
17 WOODS Nic
X
18 BURROWS Phil
X
20 MANCHESTER Devon
8
21 RUSSELL Kane
X
22 TARRANT Blair
X
24 PANCHIA Arun
X
25 McALEESE Shea
6
27 JENNESS Stephen
10
28 ROWSELL Dwayne
6
29 INGLIS Hugo
X
30 MUIR George
X
31 EDWARDS Steve 1
  Team Manager LESLIE Chris
  Head Coach BATCH Colin
  Stand-In Manager WOOLFORD Paul
  Assistant Coach COLLINS Bryce
  Medical Doctor McLAREN James (Dr)
  Physiotherapist LEE Peter
  Video Technician LALA Hemant
  Physical Trainer LOGAN Scott
  Psychologist THOMPSON Campbell

JPN

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 TAKASE Katsuya
X
3 KAYUKAWA Koji
X
5 SHIOKAWA Naoto
X
6 MITANI Genki
X
7 ONO Tomonori
X
8 KITAZATO Kenji 1
4
9 FUJIMOTO Ippei
X
11 KAWAKAMI Kei
X
14 NAGASAWA Katsuyoshi
X
15 YAMASHITA Manabu
8
18 ZENDANA Hirotaka
X
19 TANAKA Kenta
X
23 SAKAMOTO Hiroki
5
25 WAKURI Hirotaka
4
26 MURATA Kazuma
5
28 HOSHI Suguru
Bench
31 SHIMMOTO Suguru
3
32 TACHIBANA Toshiro
  Head Coach KANG Keonwook
  Stand-In Manager FUJIHARA Nobuyuki
  Physiotherapist SEKIYA Kosuke
  Team Manager TERAMOTO Yuji

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 MEJZLIK Jakub
Umpire 2 BALE Bruce
Reserve Umpire RASOOL Haider
Video Umpire GRIME Murray
Judge 1 BURT Josh
Judge 2 STEWART Tony
Technical Officer ALEMAN Luis
  • Match 05
  • Date Thu, 4 Jun 2015
  • Time 14:00
  • Pool/Class Pool A
  • Venue CeNARD

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