After the first half the umpires needed to be changed because Amarjit Singh from Malaysia hurts his knee and gave up. The match was finished by reserve umpire Xavier Adell from Spain.
Six minutes in the second half have already been played when Glenn Kirkham made the equalizer after Goodie’s pass. In the 55th minute Fair saved a hit by Ryan Archibald but the rebound was used by Simon Child with a backhand stroke.
Now, England fought again and S. Mantell scored after a pass by Jonty Clarke nine minutes before the end of the match. Both teams got the chance to make the game winning goal, but Philip Burrows and the English James Tindall and Martin Jones failed.
In the 70th minute Pontifex kicked a high ball out of the circle and the penalty corner was used by Tindall who hits the ball through the Goalie's legs, new score: 3:4.
New Zealand's coach Kevin Towns was very disappointed how his team lost today. Nevertheless he lauded the English team because they did exactly what they had to do. Jason Lee, the coach of England, was very happy that his team is under the top six nations know. In especially because his team was very tired today and it was their worst game in this tournament so far. Hence it is much nicer to win in spite of problems.