South Africa

SA men lose fiery encounter

2013-12-14 20:05
Gowan Jones saves from Argentina's Lucas Rossi as team-mate Jonty Robinson looks on (Photo: TERRY LEWIS)

Johannesburg - The South Africa men’s hockey team lost 3-2 to South American champions Argentina in the third Test match at Queensmead in Durban on Saturday.

The score was 1-1 at half-time.

The win gives world number 11 Argentina an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-Test series in KwaZulu-Natal, but the African champions made them work very hard for victory.

The clash was marred by a remarkable 10 players being sent to the sin bin - six Argentineans and four South Africans. Five players were banished to the bin in one particularly tempestuous 10-minute period during the second half.

Having lost the first Test 4-2 and the second 1-0, the South Africans, ranked 12th in the world, were determined to pull one back.

They went a goal up in the 20th minute through an Argentinean own goal but the visiting captain, Lucas Rey, equalised from a penalty corner four minutes before half-time.

His side went 2-1 up through a Facundo Callioni field goal in the 57th minute, during a period when the sin bin was particularly busy.

Five minutes later, Argentina established a two-goal cushion when Juan Ignacio Gilardi converted from the penalty spot.

South African striker Craig Haley pulled one back after a penalty corner three minutes from full-time but the South Americans had done enough for a series-clinching 3-2 third Test win.

The fourth Test will be played at 3pm on Monday at the Queensmead Hockey Stadium.

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