19 Jul 2009

Netherlands claim bronze at Hockey Champions Trophy

6:36 pm on 19 July 2009

The Netherlands women's hockey team have bounced back from their surprise loss to Australia to thump Germany 5-2 and claim the bronze medal at the Champions Trophy in Sydney.

Australia beat the Netherlands 2-1 on Saturday to keep the world No.1 side out of the gold medal match, which the Hockeyroos must win against Argentina today to avoid relegation from the six-nation tournament.

The Netherlands have not been beaten by Germany in ten Trophy matches and the win keeps intact their impressive record of medalling in every Champions Trophy event since 1989.