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

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

JPN
1 - 6
NZL

Match Review JPN - NZL 1-6

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
NZL 5 31 EDWARDS Steve FG 0 - 1
NZL 11 21 RUSSELL Kane PC 0 - 2
NZL 19 19 SHAW Alex FG 0 - 3
NZL 34 6 CHILD Simon FG 0 - 4
NZL 38 21 RUSSELL Kane PC 0 - 5
JPN 52 9 FUJIMOTO Ippei FG 1 - 5
NZL 59 27 JENNESS Stephen FG 1 - 6

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
JPN 5 7 ONO Tomonori G
NZL 52 31 EDWARDS Steve G
NZL 54 6 CHILD Simon G

JPN

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 TAKASE Katsuya
3
3 KAYUKAWA Koji
9
4 SASAKI Takuro
X
5 SHIOKAWA Naoto
4
6 KAWAUCHI Shinji
X
7 ONO Tomonori 1
X
8 KITAZATO Kenji
X
9 FUJIMOTO Ippei 1
X
11 KAWAKAMI Kei
X
14 NAGASAWA Katsuyoshi
X
15 YAMASHITA Manabu
X
16 HATAKEYAMA Manabu
4
18 IJIMA Hiroki
X
23 SAKAMOTO Hiroki
4
29 YAMABE Koshi
4
30 YOSHIHARA Heita
22
31 MORISHIMA Akira
X
32 TACHIBANA Toshiro
  Team Manager FUJIHARA Nobuyuki
  Head Coach KANG Keonwook
  Physiotherapist KOYAMA Satoshi
  Stand-In Manager DAIMON Miu

NZL

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
4 HAIG Nick
10
5 HAYWARD Andy
X
6 CHILD Simon 1 1
X
8 COUZINS Dean
10
9 HILTON Blair
X
13 CHILD Marcus
9
14 PANCHIA Jared
X
16 McGREGOR Hamish
4
18 BURROWS Phil
7
19 SHAW Alex 1
18
20 MANCHESTER Devon
X
21 RUSSELL Kane 2
X
22 TARRANT Blair
X
24 PANCHIA Arun
X
25 McALEESE Shea
8
27 JENNESS Stephen 1
X
29 INGLIS Hugo
X
31 EDWARDS Steve 1 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

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 BALE Bruce
Umpire 2 CONN Geoff
Reserve Umpire SHRIVES Ayden
Judge 1 MUTHUKUMAR Balakrishan
Judge 2 APPOO Ramesh
Technical Officer MARSH Gary

New Zealand demonstrated their strength by taking home a massive 6-1 win over Japan at the Pahang Hockey Champions Challenge 1. Securing their second win in Kuantan, the Black Sticks are now top of pool A while the Samurais suffered their first defeat in this tournament.

“We are very pleased that we were able to take our chances”, said New Zealand’s captain Dean Couzins. “With two wins we are in a good position now although the last three matches are the most important ones. We are looking forward to the quarter finals.”

The Black Sticks, playing in white today, were first to score when Steve Edwards (6’) slotted in from close range. Kane Russell (12’) doubled the lead soon after, firing home a penalty corner. Because of the hot weather conditions this match was also played in four quarters of 17.5 minutes each.

As soon as the second quarter had started, the Black Sticks extended their lead to 3-0 thanks to an Alex Shaw (19’) field goal. Just before halftime Simon Child (34’) added another goal, making the score 4-0. 

In the second half, Russell (38’) added his second goal of the game with a skilful dragflick. Japan’s consolation goal was scored by Ippei Fujimoto (53’). Another promising Kiwi attack saw Phil Burrows linking well with Stephen Jenness (59’) to cross the line again.

New Zealand, who have qualified for the Rabobank Hockey World Cup starting on May 31st in The Hague, were too strong for Japan winning this match 6-1.

  • Match 05
  • Date Sun, 27 Apr 2014
  • Time 15:00
  • Pool/Class Pool A
  • Venue

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