Champions Trophy Rosario 2012
Rosario, Argentina - January 28 - 3, 2012

NZL V CHN ( 5/8 ) Champions Trophy Rosario 2012

NZL
3 - 2
CHN

Match Review NZL - CHN 3-2

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
CHN 24 10 GAO Lihua FG 0 - 1
CHN 41 22 SONG Qingling PC 0 - 2
NZL 60 21 FINLAYSON Cathryn FG 1 - 2
NZL 67 21 FINLAYSON Cathryn FG 2 - 2
NZL 77 31 MICHELSEN Stacey PC 3 - 2

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
NZL 48 27 DEVINE Sophie G

NZL

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 SHARLAND Kayla
X
2 NAYLOR Emily
X
3 FORGESSON Krystal
X
5 GLYNN Katie
DNP
8 RUTHERFORD Sally
DNP
9 MILLINGTON Alana
10
13 CHARLTON Samantha
X
16 ESHUIS Clarissa
11
17 TALBOT Lucy
Bench
19 DENNISON Rhiannon
10
20 HARRISON Samantha
X
21 FINLAYSON Cathryn 2
7
22 FLYNN Gemma
X
27 DEVINE Sophie 1
X
28 HARRISON Charlotte
X
30 RUSSELL Bianca
X
31 MICHELSEN Stacey 1
X
32 PUNT Anita
  Team Manager BALME Debbie
  Stand-In Manager LESLIE Chris
  Head Coach HAGER Mark
  Assistant Coach NICOL Greg
  Physiotherapist O'CONNOR Fiona

CHN

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 MA Yibo
5
2 WANG Mengyu
DNP
3 MAO Weilin
X
5 MA Wei
X
6 SUN Sinan
X
8 FU Baorong
X
10 GAO Lihua 1
X
12 TANG Chunling
13
15 LIANG Meiyu
X
18 REN Ye
X
19 HUANG Ting
13
21 ZHAO Yudiao
X
22 SONG Qingling 1
13
23 DE Jiaojiao
X
25 XU Xiaoxu
10
29 PENG Yang
X
30 LI Dongxiao
DNP
31 ZHANG Lei
  Team Manager ZHANG Xuan
  Head Coach KIM Sang Ryul
  Physiotherapist LI Hongxing
  Medical Doctor HUANG Lei
  Stand-In Manager LIU Yuxiang
  Assistant Coach YOO Seung Jin
  Assistant Coach DING Hongping
  Assistant Coach CHEN Dekang
  Assistant Coach HUANG Yongsheng
  Assistant Coach LUO Xiaobing

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 MEISTER Michelle
Umpire 2 ESKINA Elena
Reserve Umpire KANG Hyun Young
Video Umpire METCHETTE Carol
Judge 1 MERCEZ SELES Soraya
Judge 2 NAPIER Helen
Technical Officer RINALDINI Lorena

Michelsen’s Golden Goal makes New Zealand win
5/8 – NZL 3-2 (AET) CHN

Prior to this match, New Zealand and China had met seven times in Champions Trophy competition, with New Zealand winning their last encounter 4-3 in the 5th place play-off at Nottingham in 2010. China, who came close to defeating World Champions Argentina in Thursday’s Quarter Final, proved that they were determined to claim a berth in the 5th place play-off. They won an early penalty corner which brought a fine save from New Zealand’s goalkeeper Bianca Russell. New Zealand clawed themselves into the game and missed numerous opportunities to take the lead including four wasted penalty corner efforts. Clarissa Eshuis’ attempted flicks were either well defended by onrushing Chinese players or forced off target by goalkeeper Li Dongxiao.

China took the lead thanks to Gao Lihua (24’), a goal which ensured that China went into half time with a 1-0 lead before Song Qingling (41’) doubled the advantage shortly after the break with a well-worked penalty corner variation. An accurate pass was sent back to the injector, with Song producing a calm finish into an unguarded net. New Zealand fought hard but the Chinese defence held the Black Sticks at bay.

Cathryn Finlayson (60’) finally put New Zealand on the score-board when she somehow managed to get a crucial touch on an awkward pass into the goal. The strike needed to be confirmed by the video umpire to ensure that the ball had crossed the line, but the decision went the way of the Black Sticks and they were back in the match. The goal gave New Zealand confidence, who began penetrating the Chinese circle at will. With just three minutes of the match remaining, Finlayson (67’) scored her second goal of the game to force the match into extra time. 

China could have won the match in the first period of extra time, but Ma Yibo’s penalty corner effort went wide of the target. Instead it was the team from New Zealand who claimed victory in the match when they won two penalty corners in quick succession, scoring the second. Stacey Michelsen was the goal scorer, with the newly-crowned 2011 FIH Young Player of the Year finding the net in the 77th minute.

  • Match 17
  • Date Fri, 3 Feb 2012
  • Time 20:00
  • Pool/Class 5/8
  • Venue

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