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

ARG V NZL ( 9/10 ) Olympic Games London 2012

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Match Review ARG - NZL 1-3


Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
NZL 4 27 JENNESS Stephen FG 0 - 1
NZL 21 28 PETHERICK Richard PC 0 - 2
NZL 29 32 WILSON Nick FG 0 - 3
ARG 59 5 IBARRA Pedro PC 1 - 3


Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
NZL 5 12 SHAW Bradley G
ARG 35 4 VILA Matias G
ARG 35 28 PEILLAT Gonzalo G
ARG 66 7 CALLIONI Facundo Y


DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 GROCHAL Marcin
Umpire 2 PULLMAN Tim
Reserve Umpire PRASAD Raghu
Judge 1 BRACA Guido
Judge 2 KOSHIKO Ryuichi
Technical Officer DEVADAS Mathavan

A methodical performance by the Black Sticks highlighted by strong midfield and sharp finishing provided a comfortable closing match for a ninth place finish over a slow starting Argentinian team. 

While Argentina briefly controlled the opening minutes an errant free hit by Manuel Brunet was delivered into the circle by Simon Child for the awaiting Stephen Jenness to deflect past Jan Manuel Vivaldi for the first tally.

Matias Parades on the receiving end of a skillful give and go had his reverse bat find the side mesh, to cap a sequence of Argentina efforts that were a step short.

New Zealand extended twice, first with an immense corner flick by Richard Petherick and then quick reverse blast by Nicholas Wilson.  Argentina finished the half with nine players having both Lucas Rossi and Matias Vila serving suspensions, personifying the overall team frustration.

Argentina was eager to start the second half but their chances were either lacking or rebuked.  Kyle Pontifex stretching to make a penalty corner save on Peillat and then inducing the same to flick over the bar on his subsequent effort. 

With eleven to play Pedro Ibarra solves the puzzle with a low PC drag, however the Argentine ascendency was initiated too late.  New Zealand confidently absorbed the late charge to finish their campaign with a victory.

(Hari Kant)

  • Match 31
  • Date Thu, 9 Aug 2012
  • Time 08:30
  • Pool/Class 9/10
  • Venue

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