11 Apr 2009

Men's hockey team draw with Egypt

6:43 am on 11 April 2009

The New Zealand men's hockey team has struggled to a 1-1 draw against lowly ranked Egypt at the Sultan Azlan Shah tournament in Malaysia.

After beating Pakistan in their opening match the seventh-ranked Black Sticks failed to gain any dominance against the Egyptians, ranked 21 in the world.

The New Zealanders were sluggish throughout the match with Egypt opening the scoring in the second half, before midfielder Steven Edwards grabbed the equaliser late in the game.