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Vantage Black Sticks Secure Place in Knockout Rounds with Draw with Spain

Vantage Black Sticks Secure Place in Knockout Rounds with Draw with Spain

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<p class="Paragraph SCXW180442690" lang="null" paraid="1222091256" paraeid="{2dc50a79-b623-498a-890f-26acf686af8b}{44}" style="color: windowtext; background-color: transparent; margin-bottom: 0px;"><strong><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW180442690" xml_lang="EN-US" style="background-color: inherit;">The Vantage Black Sticks have come from 2 goals down with 10 minutes to go to draw their final pool match with Spain 2-2. After falling behind the Vantage Black Sticks needed a rocket of a forehand shot from Hayden Phillips and then a Kane Russell power flick to ensure the Vantage Black Sticks progress to the second round of the Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup.&nbsp;</span><span class="EOP SCXW180442690" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</span></strong></p>
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<p class="Paragraph SCXW180442690" lang="null" paraid="543533612" paraeid="{dae36689-b16f-4091-9a4d-a5f6003a1bd2}{69}" style="color: windowtext; background-color: transparent; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW180442690" xml_lang="EN-US" style="background-color: inherit;">The Vantage Black Sticks started the game strongly holding&nbsp;</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW180442690" xml_lang="EN-US" style="background-color: inherit;">possession</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW180442690" xml_lang="EN-US" style="background-color: inherit;">&nbsp;well and constructing two fantastic scoring opportunities for Stephen Jenness both times the Spanish goalkeeper&nbsp;</span><span class="SpellingError SCXW180442690" xml_lang="EN-US" style="background-color: inherit; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-color: transparent;">Quico</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW180442690" xml_lang="EN-US" style="background-color: inherit;">&nbsp;Cortes was up to the task. Spain then found an open Albert Beltran&nbsp;at the top of the circle who reversed into the Vantage Black Sticks goal to put&nbsp;</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW180442690" xml_lang="EN-US" style="background-color: inherit;">Spain</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW180442690" xml_lang="EN-US" style="background-color: inherit;">&nbsp;ahead 1-0. The Vantage Black Sticks&nbsp;pushed hard searching to get themselves on the score sheet, however they were unable to break through the Spanish&nbsp;</span><span class="SpellingError SCXW180442690" xml_lang="EN-US" style="background-color: inherit; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-color: transparent;">defence</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW180442690" xml_lang="EN-US" style="background-color: inherit;">&nbsp;leaving the score at the end of the 1</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW180442690" xml_lang="EN-US" style="background-color: inherit;">st</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW180442690" xml_lang="EN-US" style="background-color: inherit;">&nbsp;1-0 in&nbsp;</span><span class="SpellingError SCXW180442690" xml_lang="EN-US" style="background-color: inherit; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-color: transparent;">favour</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW180442690" xml_lang="EN-US" style="background-color: inherit;">&nbsp;of Spain.</span><span class="EOP SCXW180442690" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</span></p>
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<p class="Paragraph SCXW180442690" lang="null" paraid="1148968015" paraeid="{15dc5b70-dd7d-4389-ae56-5df787498d30}{71}" style="color: windowtext; background-color: transparent; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW180442690" xml_lang="EN-US" style="background-color: inherit;">Spain began the second quarter starving the Vantage Black Sticks of possession as they looked to construct some good opportunities and put the Vantage Black Sticks in a tough position in the match. The Vantage Black Sticks&nbsp;</span><span class="SpellingError SCXW180442690" xml_lang="EN-US" style="background-color: inherit; border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: solid; border-bottom-color: transparent;">defence</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW180442690" xml_lang="EN-US" style="background-color: inherit;">&nbsp;was a lot tighter throughout this period and managed to hold the Spanish attack at bay. Late in the second quarter&nbsp;</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW180442690" xml_lang="EN-US" style="background-color: inherit;">Spain</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW180442690" xml_lang="EN-US" style="background-color: inherit;">&nbsp;had the first penalty corner of the match where they ran a&nbsp;</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW180442690" xml_lang="EN-US" style="background-color: inherit;">German</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW180442690" xml_lang="EN-US" style="background-color: inherit;">&nbsp;penalty corner which was deflected wide by the Vantage Black Sticks first runner. With 2 minutes to go the Blair Tarrant struggled to clear the ball out of his defensive circle when a Spanish player stole the ball and put it past Richard Joyce to put Spain in the lead 2-0. The score remained the same as Spain went into the halftime sheds full of confidence and looking to secure 2</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW180442690" xml_lang="EN-US" style="background-color: inherit;">nd</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW180442690" xml_lang="EN-US" style="background-color: inherit;">&nbsp;place in the pool.&nbsp;</span><span class="EOP SCXW180442690" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</span></p>
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<p class="Paragraph SCXW180442690" lang="null" paraid="157832497" paraeid="{8f9b1610-a277-4d64-987d-c8e54d1027db}{27}" style="color: windowtext; background-color: transparent; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW180442690" xml_lang="EN-US" style="background-color: inherit;">Spain started the second half how they finished the 1</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW180442690" xml_lang="EN-US" style="background-color: inherit;">st</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW180442690" xml_lang="EN-US" style="background-color: inherit;">&nbsp;playing with a great amount of possession and going close on&nbsp;</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW180442690" xml_lang="EN-US" style="background-color: inherit;">several&nbsp;</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW180442690" xml_lang="EN-US" style="background-color: inherit;">occasions</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW180442690" xml_lang="EN-US" style="background-color: inherit;">.</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW180442690" xml_lang="EN-US" style="background-color: inherit;">&nbsp;</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW180442690" xml_lang="EN-US" style="background-color: inherit;">&nbsp;The Vantage Black Sticks absorbed the pressure and then looked to play more aggressively as they started forcing turnovers off a more aggressive press they were employing. Despite both teams having scoring&nbsp;</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW180442690" xml_lang="EN-US" style="background-color: inherit;">chances,</span><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW180442690" xml_lang="EN-US" style="background-color: inherit;">&nbsp;the score remained unchanged from half time.&nbsp;</span><span class="EOP SCXW180442690" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</span></p>
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<p class="Paragraph SCXW180442690" lang="null" paraid="157347158" paraeid="{0fd0d8d7-e8b6-4604-922d-0c10d0a679ff}{110}" style="color: windowtext; background-color: transparent; margin-bottom: 0px;"><span class="NormalTextRun SCXW180442690" xml_lang="EN-US" style="background-color: inherit;">The draw sees the Vantage Black Sticks through to the second round of the tournament where they will cross over with Pool B and will meet one of Ireland, China or England in the next round. After this finish the Vantage Black Sticks will be going into this game full of confidence.&nbsp;</span><span class="EOP SCXW180442690" data-ccp-props="{&quot;201341983&quot;:0,&quot;335559739&quot;:160,&quot;335559740&quot;:259}">&nbsp;</span></p>
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