Hockey: Black Sticks finish fourth

Anita Punt. Photo / Getty Images.
Anita Punt. Photo / Getty Images.

New Zealand have finished fourth in the inaugural Festival of Hockey women's tournament in Hastings.

The fifth-ranked Black Sticks lost the playoff for bronze 3-2 to China, who are ranked seventh.

All the scoring came in the first half, New Zealand's by midfielders Petrea Webster and Rose Keddell. The decisive goal was a penalty stroke by Wang seven minutes before halftime.

World No 2 Argentina play fourth-ranked Australia in the final later today.

- APNZ

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