Monthly Archives: August 2012

Great kenya hockey weekend ahead: Fixtures for 25th – 26th August 2012

Nairobi, August 24… Great hockey weekend ahead, as premier league regulars travel down to mombasa for a double header against Mombasa Sports Club and Mvita XI on Saturday and Sunday respectively. In Nairobi, mens national league sides Gymkhana and Parklands face off on Saturday 25th at 4 pm at the City Park stadium.

Last years women hockey runners up host Mombasa Sports club (MSC) at the same venue at 2:00 pm. Sunday morning sees Multi-Media university host MSC at 10:00am. Multimedia are looking to get their second goal in as many seasons after getting a goal last weekend.

Enjoy the games!

Saturday 25th August 2012
Premier League Men:MSC Vs Greensharks 3.00 P.M MSC
National League Men: Parklands Vs Gymkhana 4.00 P.M City Park
National League Women :Strathmore Vs MSC 2.00 P.M City Park

Sunday 26th August 2012
Premier League Men: Mvita Vs Greensharks 10.00 A.M MSA
National League Men: Wazalendo Youth Vs Thika Rovers 11.00 P.M City Park, Parkroad Vs UoN 1.00 P.M City Park
National League Women: Multimedia Vs MSC 9.00 A.M City Park

GB women qualify for Olympic semi-final showdown with Argentina

Great Britain women qualified for their first Olympic semi-final since Atlanta in 1996 despite going down to a 2-1 defeat against the Netherlands at a packed Riverbank Arena this evening.

Second half goals from Kitty van Male and the impressive Naomi van As gave the Dutch a fifth straight win in Pool A, but with China losing 1-0 to Japan earlier in the day, the home nation were already guaranteed a place in the last four of the hockey competition before the game got underway. Crista Cullen scored Great Britain’s only goal from a first half penalty corner.

As runners-up behind the Netherlands, Great Britain will now play the winners of Pool B, Argentina, at 8pm on Wednesday for a place in the final. Meanwhile, the reward for the Dutch is a last four clash against New Zealand at 3:30pm on Wednesday.

Olympics Update: GB Hockey team stage remarkable comeback against Australia

Great Britain 3 (0) Clarke 47 (F) Middleton 54 (PC) Tindall 66 (PC)   Australia 3 (2) Ford 7, 11 (F) (F) Knowles 41 (F)

In what was a truly fantastic advertisement for hockey, Great Britain staged a dramatic and remarkable second half comeback to hold the world’s number one ranked side Australia to a 3-3 draw at the Riverbank Arena tonight.

Goals from Jonty Clarke, Great Britain Captain Barry Middleton and James Tindall cancelled out strikes from Russell Ford (2) and Mark Knowles to send the home support into raptures and keep Great Britain level on points with Australia at the top of Pool A.