Peninsula star hits winning penalty to put England in Commonwealth Games hockey final

By Derek Davis

5th Aug 2022 | Hockey


Hannah Martin
Hannah Martin

Hannah Martin puts England in with Commonwealth Games gold medal chance after a gripping penalty shoot out in Birmingham.

England and New Zealand battled out a goalless draw after four quarters.

Keep Maddie Hinch kept a clean sheet before Martin hit the crucial winning penalty.

The Black Sticks missed their first penalty with England's Tess Howard having her effort saved.

Maddie Hinch made a strong save to deny New Zealand second time round and Lily Owsley was also denied for the Red Roses.

Hinch then saved the third and fourth Kiwi penalties and Issy Petta put England ahead.

Experienced Martin kept her head to beat the New Zealand keeper and the ball rolled into the net.

Martin, who used to play youth football for Holbrook hornets started in her favoured number seven shirt and

The 28-year-old, whose parents still live in Holbrook, now plays her hockey with Surbiton once more, after a season in Holland.

England will now take on the winners between Australia and South Africa in Sunday's final.

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