Great Britain vs. New Zealand (Pool A)
In the first men’s matchup of day two, Great Britain and New Zealand ended in a 2-2 tie.
Great Britain came out with great energy and established an early 1-0 lead. David Condon scrambled in a congested mass of players to force the ball past the goalkeeper.
New Zealand answered with a beautiful goal from Kane Russell, who controlled an aerial pass and smashed it into the net from the opposite side of the circle. The Black Sticks would then pull ahead by one. After a series of one-touch passes, Hayden Phillips put New Zealand up 2-1.
Before the second quarter could close, Great Britain tied it up with a tip-in goal from Barry Middleton.
Both teams battled through a scoreless third quarter and played the tight game down to the wire, which resulted in the draw.