South Africa promised much after a convincing display against the Olympic champion, Germany, last week, but flattered to deceive on Monday and allowed Britain to dominate second-half possession and win the match in the Spar Hockey Festival by 2-1 on the Astro Turf Complex of the Stellenbosch University.
A last-gasp effort by the German goalkeeper, Yvonne Frank, robbed South Africa of what would have been a well-deserved victory over the third ranked team in the world in the Spar Hockey Festival at the Stellenbosch University’s Astro Turf on Wednesday. The teams drew 2-2.
Stellenbosch will be the centre of attention for all hockey lovers towards the end of this year and early in 2007, when 22 international matches will be played in the SPAR Hockey Festival at the Stellenbosch University Sport Performance Institute.
Two quick goals by Japan in the first 10 minutes of their final pool game sunk South Africa’s hopes of achieving a win in Madrid’s 2006 Samsung Women’s Hockey World Cup today, the third goal from a penalty corner in the 29th minute adding insult to injury.
The SPAR South African women’s team have lost all three of their warm up matches against Australia in Barcelona, as they prepare for the Women’s Hockey World Cup in Spain.
Johannesburg, Tuesday, 29th August 2006 – The South African Hockey Association (SAHA) has announced the SPAR South African Women’s Hockey Team to participate in the 2006 Samsung Hockey World Cup which takes place in Madrid, Spain from the 27th September to the 8th October 2006.