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Aussies overcome Vantage Black Sticks

Aussies overcome Vantage Black Sticks

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<p>The Hockeyroos have come away with a 4-1 result over the Vantage Black Sticks Women in Cromwell</p>
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Australia’s Hockeyroos have come away with a 4-1 result over the Vantage Black Sticks Women at the Pioneer Energy Women’s Tri Nations in Cromwell.<br>
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Australia came out firing in a rematch of last month’s Gold Coast Commonwealth Games final, opening the scoring in just the second minute through a Jodie Kenny penalty corner flick.<br>
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The Kiwis knuckled down after the goal and equalised in the eighth minute when Olivia Merry put a shot into the back of the net.<br>
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The Hockeyroos grabbed the lead again through a Brooke Peris penalty corner strike to carry a 2-1 lead into the halftime break.<br>
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Momentum went Australia’s way in the second half with goals from Lily Brazel (41’) and Kalindi Commerford (57’) sealing the result.<br>
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Vantage Black Sticks head coach for the series Sean Dancer said it was a disappointing performance.<br>
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“We showed a lack of composure early on which led to cards and ultimately put more pressure on us. Overall it was a disappointing first half performance with Australia dominating,” he said.<br>
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“The second half saw us connect much better and create some good opportunities but we were unable to score.<br>
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“We’ll use tomorrow to refocus and prepare well for the next two games knowing we need to come out and play better.”<br>
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Australia and Japan face off at 6:30pm tomorrow while the Kiwis have a rest day ahead of their next clash against Japan at 6:30pm on Tuesday night.<br>
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The Pioneer Energy Women’s Tri Nations is proudly supported by presenting partner Pioneer Energy and the Central Otago District Council.<br>
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Odds for games at the Tri Nations are available at <a href="http://www.tab.co.nz/">www.tab.co.nz</a> along with a special promotion. Simply download the TAB app, set up a new account, deposit $20 using the promo code 'HOCKEY' and TAB will boost your account with a further $20 as well as give $20 to Hockey New Zealand.<br>
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<a href="http://www.blacksticks.co.nz/News/pioneer-energy-tri-nations-women">CLICK HERE for more on the Pioneer Energy Women’s Tri Nations</a><br>
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VANTAGE BLACK STICKS 1:</strong> (Olivia Merry)<br>
<strong>AUSTRALIA 4:</strong> (Jodie Kenny, Brooke Peris, Lily Brazel, Kalindi Commerford)<br>
<strong>Halftime:</strong> Australia 2-1<br>
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