Sultan Azlan Shah Cup SAS hockey Ipoh

1. Australia/Kookaburras (gold/green) vs. New Zealand/Black Sticks (black)

In what seemed to be a preview of this year’s Sultan Azlan Shah Cup impending all-Oceania finals, Australia trounced New Zealand with a score of 3 – 2.

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup SAS hockey Ipoh

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During a post-match press conference, New Zealand Coach Colin Batch said that his team had a good start but as they could see, it changed very quickly with each quarter.

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup SAS hockey Ipoh

3.

A lapse of concentration was what cost New Zealand their game. Said Colin, “To be a top team, we have to perform well in all 60 minutes of the game.”

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup SAS hockey Ipoh

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Australia may have won the match but their coach, Graham Reid, concurred with Colin that as a coach, one would never be satisfied until his team has won the tournament.

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup SAS hockey Ipoh

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The Kookaburras have sealed their spot in the finals and yet Graham mentioned that they still have lots to work on!

Sultan Azlan Shah Cup SAS hockey Ipoh

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Event: 2015 Sultan Azlan Shah Cup – Match 11 – Australia (3) – New Zealand (1)
Venue: Stadium Azlan Shah, Ipoh
Date: 9th April, 2015
Time: 6.10pm

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