13 Jun 2011

Black Sticks celebrate first win against Germany

9:44 am on 13 June 2011

The New Zealand women's hockey team have recorded their first win against Germany.

The Blacks Sticks came back from 1-3 at half time to win the game 4-3 in the first of two Test matches in Berlin on Sunday.

However, three of Germany's key players did not play.

Goals for New Zealand were scored by Krystal Forgesson, (2), Charlotte Harrison and Kayla Sharland.

A second Test against Germany will be played on Monday before the Black Sticks leave Berlin for the Netherlands.

There they will play several practice games against China, The Netherlands and Korea in preparation for Champions Trophy which starts on 25 June.

New Zealand and Germany are to meet again in a pool round of the tournament.