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Canada draw with SA in Odisha Hockey World Cup
Sportslogon Team December 2nd 2018


Bhubaneswar : World no 11 Canada draw with World no 15 South Africa (SA) in their second Pool-C league match of the Odisha Hockey Men's World Cup at Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday.

South Africa showed urgency in attack from the beginning of the first minute itself, with a intention that a defeat in the match will make its next match against Belgium a must win to keep its chances for Cross-over alive.

South Africa missed a most scoring opportunities in the 11th minute, while Nqobil Ntuli missed a open chance as his deflection gone wide, after Nicholas Spooner's crossed from the left wing.

On the last minute of the first quarter SA awarded with back to back two PC, but Canadian goalkeeper David Carter did not allow SA to open their account. In the second quarter both the got a PC each but the score board remain unchanged 0-0 by the end of first half.

After the change of sides, SA intensified their attack', which resulted with three back to back PC but again Canadian goalkeeper stood rock solid.

27 year old Nqobil Ntuli broke the deadlock for SA in the 43nd minutes with a composed finished after he a received the ball from his captain Tim Drummond, in his seventh international cap.

SA lead for two minutes only, as the 45th PC of Canada ended up hitting SA's Rhett Gallery's foot which resulted in a penalty stroke in favour of Canada, skipper Scott Tupper made no mercy to nail the equaliser. This was the tenth time Tupper scored from a penalty stroke.

Desparate SA was removed their goalkeeper before five minutes of the final whistle, but the result remain stand still with 1-1 draw.

The SA team was rewarded with seven PC in the match, however outstanding goalkeeping by Canadian David Carter saved the team and adjudged as man of the match. .
This news was added and updated on : December 2nd 2018
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