Hockey: More World Cup woe for Ireland

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The Independent Online
There were wins for South Korea and Argentina but Australia, the other fancied team, could only draw 1-1 with Spain in Pool A of the Waterford Crystal women's world cup in Dublin yesterday, writes Peter Colwill. South Korea now lead the pool with five points after beating Ireland 2-0, but they had to beat off several spirited Irish attacks after Dong Sook Jang had fired them into a fourth-minute lead. Sarah Kelleher, the Irish captain, wasted two chances when well placed before Eun Jung Cho converted a penalty-corner in the second half. Only a reverse stick sweep by Vanina Oneto separated Argentina from Russia who, with a victory against Australia on the opening day, are proving more formidable then expected. England, who play Germany this morning, go into their last three matches in Pool B needing maximum points after drawing with China and losing to America.