Champions Challenge 1 2014 (M)
Kuantan, Malaysia - April 26 - 4, 2014

NZL V IRL ( Pool A ) Champions Challenge 1 2014 (M)

NZL
2 - 1
IRL

Match Review NZL - IRL 2-1

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
NZL 11 31 EDWARDS Steve FG 1 - 0
IRL 16 10 SOTHERN Alan FG 1 - 1
NZL 42 29 INGLIS Hugo FG 2 - 1

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
IRL 59 18 McCANDLESS Bruce G

NZL

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
4 HAIG Nick
4
5 HAYWARD Andy
X
6 CHILD Simon
X
8 COUZINS Dean
7
9 HILTON Blair
X
13 CHILD Marcus
7
14 PANCHIA Jared
18
16 McGREGOR Hamish
4
18 BURROWS Phil
7
19 SHAW Alex
X
20 MANCHESTER Devon
X
21 RUSSELL Kane
X
22 TARRANT Blair
X
24 PANCHIA Arun
X
25 McALEESE Shea
6
27 JENNESS Stephen
X
29 INGLIS Hugo 1
X
31 EDWARDS Steve 1
  Team Manager van BRUEGEL Peter
  Stand-In Manager LOGAN Scott
  Head Coach BATCH Colin
  Assistant Coach COLLINS Bryce
  Physiotherapist LEE Peter
  Medical Doctor McHALE Ben

IRL

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 HARTE David
X
3 JACKSON John
X
4 BELL Jonathan
X
8 CARGO Chris
7
9 ELLIOTT Maurice
X
10 SOTHERN Alan 1
X
11 DOWDS Stephen
X
12 MAGEE Eugene
6
15 SHIMMINS Kirk
9
16 BELL Matthew
7
18 McCANDLESS Bruce 1
X
19 CARLISLE Drew
X
22 ROBSON Michael
Bench
23 FITZGERALD David
X
25 BROWN Phillip
X
26 GLEGHORNE Paul
12
27 SHAW Richard
9
29 BROWN Peter
  Assistant Coach CAREN Jonathan
  Team Manager JACKSON Peter
  Stand-In Manager BARRY Stephen
  Physiotherapist HASLAM Stephen
  Head Coach FULTON Craig
  Medical Doctor McCANDLESS William

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 LIZANA Eduardo
Umpire 2 YOU Suolong
Reserve Umpire EILMER Michael
Judge 1 APPOO Ramesh
Judge 2 MUTHUKUMAR Balakrishan
Technical Officer MARSH Gary

Tournament favourites New Zealand won the opening match at the Pahang Hockey Champions Challenge 1 in Kuantan defeating Ireland 2-1 (1-1) in pool A. Because of the hot weather conditions here in Malaysia, this encounter was played in four quarters of 17.5 minutes each.

Steve Edwards (11’) opened the scoring from open play, before Alan Sothern (16’) equalised with a solo run. The intensive match saw both goalkeepers, Ireland’s David Harte and New Zealand’s Devon Manchester, called into action for the remainder of the first 35 minutes but scores remained level at the break.   

“We expected that sort of match but we are very pleased with the win”, said Colin Batch. The Black Sticks coach also gave credit to the Irish goalkeeper: “David Harte had a very good game today.” Irish coach Craig Fulton added: “I have a very young team. David gives a lot of confidence to them.”

Batch’s Black Sticks started the second half with another early goal when Hugo Inglis (42’) converted the rebound of a Markus Child shot. Despite enjoying slightly more ball possession in the third quarter, the Green Machine could not fight their way back into the contest. The last quarter saw New Zealand pushing for a third goal, but the Irish defence held firm. 

“This was a nice mental challenge to get through”, Fulton said. “I’m happy with our first match.”

  • Match 01
  • Date Sat, 26 Apr 2014
  • Time 15:00
  • Pool/Class Pool A
  • Venue

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