|Venue: State Hockey Centre
Event Review Location: Venue Press Centre
WED 20 SEP 2000 12:58
SYDNEY- The British women’s hockey team rose to the occasion
to hold the hard-tackling Koreans to a 2-2 draw four minutes from
full time at the state Hockey Centre on Wednesday.
The Koreans came out hard and fast to score early in the game from
a penalty corner in the 14th minute through KIM Seong-Eun.
The lethal combinations of KIM Eun-Jin, KIM Seong-Eun and CHO Bo-Ra
threatened the British defence with their penetrating runs. Wun-Jin
capitalised on a goal-mouth melee to score their second goal in
the 48th minute.
The Korean fans came complete with cheerleaders, drums and co-ordinated
movements. Unfazed, the British fought hard in the last 15 minutes
with Melanie CLEWLOW scoring from a penalty corner. And there was
visible relief when Mandy NICHOLSON flicked in their equaliser shortly
after PARK Yong-Sook saved Jane SIXSMITH’s shot. Britain held
off a rampage of penalty corners and goal attempt in the dying minutes.
The British women, who were without their coach due to his one-match
suspension, go on to play Spain on Friday while Korea meets Australia
the same day.