Olympic Games London 2012
London, Great Britain - July 30 - 11, 2012

NZL V IND ( Pool B ) Olympic Games London 2012

3 - 1

Match Review NZL - IND 3-1


Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
IND 2 4 SINGH Sandeep PC 0 - 1
NZL 13 5 HAYWARD Andy PC 1 - 1
NZL 24 18 BURROWS Phil PS 2 - 1
NZL 29 32 WILSON Nick FG 3 - 1


Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
NZL 37 31 EDWARDS Steve G
IND 40 8 SINGH Sardar Y
IND 55 7 SINGH Manpreet Y
NZL 69 6 CHILD Simon Y


Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
1 TIRKEY Ignace
4 SINGH Sandeep 1
6 CHETRI Bharat Kumar
7 SINGH Manpreet 1
8 SINGH Sardar 1
10 SINGH Dharamvir
12 VOKKALIGA Raghunath
13 SINGH Gurbaj
14 KHANDKER Tushar
16 PARATTU Sreejesh
17 MUJTABA Danish
18 SINGH Shivendra
21 CHANDI Gurwinder
26 LAKRA Birendra
  Head Coach NOBBS Michael
  Team Manager JOHN David

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 CURRAN Ged
Umpire 2 HUTCHINSON Colin
Reserve Umpire MONTES DE OCA German
Judge 1 AGUILERA Antonio
Judge 2 BUDEISKY Alberto
Technical Officer QUAYE KUMAN Nii

New Zealand vs. India 3-1 (half-time: 3-1)

India and New Zealand were both looking for their first points of this Olympic tournament and hoping to keep their semi-final hopes strong in today’s B pool game. New Zealand came out on top of the fast-paced, offensive game with a 3-1 win. New Zealand is now back in the hunt for a semi-final berth sitting on three points, while India must turn things around quickly with two losses in two games.

The teams didn’t waste any time getting down to business with an amazing sequence of action in the first 15 minutes. India struck hard and fast, earning a penalty corner on their first trip down the field. Specialist Sandeep Singh easily converted the chance for the 1-0 lead less than two minutes into play.

New Zealand was awarded a penalty corner on the ensuing play, but it dinged off the post. That misfire was atoned for 10 minutes later when Andrew Hayward looked like a short corner pro himself, easily sinking the 1-1 marker just 12 minutes into action.

The back-and-forth continued in the fast-paced game and it was clear that it was a wide-open affair. Phillip Burrows and Shea McAleese provided some thrifty give-and-go action with Nicholas Wilson eventually finishing the play after a diving pass from McAleese to open up a 3-1 lead late in the first half.

The second half was still speedy, but the goals came to a grounding halt. Despite being whistled for two yellow cards, India still put steady pressure on the New Zealand net, but could not finish their chances as New Zealand hung on for the 3-1 win.

Umpire Ged Curran was presented with the Golden Whistle before the match to recognize his 100th international match.

(Eric Bailey)

  • Match 9
  • Date Wed, 1 Aug 2012
  • Time 13:45
  • Pool/Class Pool B
  • Venue

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