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Black Sticks share points with Hockeyroos

Black Sticks share points with Hockeyroos

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<p>The Vantage Black Sticks have drawn their fifth round match with Australia at the Vantage Hawke’s Bay Festival</p>
<span><em>Photo: Planet Hockey</em><br>
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The Vantage Black Sticks Women have played out a 1-1 draw with Australia in their round five match at the Vantage Hawke’s Bay Festival.<br>
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There was just one point separating the teams on the points table ahead of this match with their previous clash in round two resulting in the same 1-1 draw.<br>
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The first quarter was evenly fought with both teams creating a number of quality chances to score.<br>
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Australia broke the stalemate in the 28th minute when a penalty corner saw Madi Ratcliffe rattle a shot into the back of the goal.<br>
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The second half followed a similar pattern, with both teams pressing hard on attack but unable to create many genuine chances.<br>
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Black Sticks striker Samantha Harrison delivered the equalising goal in the 52<sup>nd</sup> minute after receiving the ball and chipping over the keeper’s head into the goal.<br>
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At the end of five rounds Australia retains the points advantage with nine, the Vantage Black Sticks stay in second with eight, Japan are on six and the USA four.<br>
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The Vantage Black Sticks meet USA in their final round robin match at 5pm on Saturday, with live coverage through the Vantage Festival of Hockey Facebook page.<br>
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VANTAGE BLACK STICKS 1:</strong> (Samantha Harrison)<br>
<strong>AUSTRALIA 1:</strong> (Madi Ratcliffe)<br>
<strong>Halftime:</strong> Australia 1-0<br>
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