20 Feb 2010

Black Sticks lose again

6:42 am on 20 February 2010

The New Zealand men's hockey team has lost again to Australia in Perth.

The Australians had scored three of their four goals after only 16 minutes before the Black Sticks captain Phil Burrows converted a superb reverse stick hit from tomake it 3-1 at half-time.

New Zealand was more settled and had better circle penetrations after the break, building play with more patience, and Richard Petherick converted a penalty corner after 55 minutes.