17 Jul 2011

Black Sticks men lose London Cup final

12:17 pm on 17 July 2011

The New Zealand men's hockey team is ruing the one that got away after losing the final of the London Cup 4-3 to South Korea.

The Black Sticks scored first but trailed 2-1 at half-time then went another goal down before equalising with two goals.

But it was the pacey Koreans who scored the late matchwinner, a hat-trick from Player of the Tournament and the cup's top goal-scorer, Nam Yong Lee, sealing the fate of the Black Sticks, who had been industrious through the rain-soaked 70-minutes in London.