South Africa Squeeze Past Bangladesh at Youth Olympic Games

Thu, 21/08/2014 - 09:28

Australia’s horror-run at the hockey 5's competition at the 2nd Youth Olympic Games continued as the defending champions lost yet another match, this time against Spain, 7-6 at the Youth Olympic Games Sports park on Wednesday. 

The Australian team [...] seems to be struggling to cope with hockey's newest format

The Australian team, who won every match in the Singapore 2010 YOG, seems to be struggling to cope with hockey’s newest format. They lost to South Africa, 6-5 on Tuesday, after leading 5-0 at one stage of the match.

Australia took an early lead against Spain and scored three goals

Australia took an early lead against Spain and scored three goals courtesy Nathanael Steward (AUS), Matthew Bird (AUS), Corey Weyer (AUS).

Spain’s Manuel Fabregas | Bordas (ESP) pulled one back before the first period ended.

Spain made a meal of the Australian defense in the second period and scored five goals. Castej de Gonzalez (ESP), Jan Rosell Lara (ESP), Llorenc Grau Piera (ESP), Jordi Palet Farres (ESP) and Lucas Alcalde Garcia (ESP) were the scorers.  
Jonathan Bretherton (AUS) and Corey Weyer (AUS) scored two-late goals for Australia but Gonzalez’s 31st-minute strike handed Spain the win.

Day 2 Round Up

Germany crashed to their third-straight defeat of the Games and lost to New Zealand 6-3. Hayden Philips (NZL) scored a brace for the Kiwis and Robbie Capizzi (NZL), David Brydon (NZL), Dylan Thomas (NZL) and Dominic Newman (NZL) scored one a piece. 

In other results, South Africa beat Bangladesh, 4-3.

Japan recorded the highest victory margin in the Nanjing Games when they drummed Fiji, 26-1 in the women’s competition.  

Kanon Mori (JPN) scored an incredible seven goals, Motomi Kawamura (JPN) scored six, Yu Asai (JPN) and Miki Kozuka (JPN) scored four each, Chiko Fujibabyashi (JPN) three and Mami Karino (JPN) two goals. 

Defending YOG womens' champions, Netherlands, beat Argentina, who was runner up in the Singapore Games by a six-goal margin. 

Marijn Veen (NED) scored a brace for Netherlands and Elin van Erk (NED), Carmen Wijsman (NED), Frederique Matla (NED) scored one each. 

In the other match, China beat New Zealand, 8-3.

Player School Province
Cody Van Wyk Grey High Eastern Province
Garth Turner Bishops WP
Jacques Bleeker Westville KZN Coastal
Luke Schooling SACS WP
Matthew Martins Fairmont WP
Nqobili Ntuli Kearsney KZN Coastal
Sbongumenzi Dlungwana Maritzburg College KZN Inland
Ryan Crowe Wynberg WP
Tevin Kok Maritzburg College KZN inland

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