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1 Mar 2014
10:52 am

SA and Argentina draw 2-2

The South Africa men's hockey team played to a two-all draw against Argentina in the fifth test in Mar del Plata, Argentina, on Friday.

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SA scored the opening goal in the 26th minute when Clint Panther produced a strong run along the left-hand baseline before giving himself room, but keeper Juan Vivaldi pulled off a fine save only for Nick Spooner to follow up on the rebound.

A lapse in concentration saw Juan Vilas steal in to equalise from Pedro Ibarra’s pinpoint cross for 1-1 in the 31st minute.

SA went ahead again in the 47th minute when Lungi Tsolekile took a free-hit in the attacking third of the field and passed infield to Geowynne Gamiet, whose immediate transfer saw Ignatuis Malgraff nail a superb goal.

Argentina equalised in the 52nd minute when the ball trickled in from a Lucas Martinez effort.

The result gave Argentina a 4-0 series win but SA’s steady improvement as the series wore on was a feature of the five matches.