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SA hockey women take home silver at cup finals

England beat South Africa 2-1 in the Investec Cup women's final at London's national hockey stadium on Sunday.

England’s goals came from Nicola White and Sam Quek, while South Africa scored through a Jade Jayne strike.

In the third minute of the final, a penalty corner variation saw England’s Nicola White come in from the right to find the target for a 1-0 lead.

Shelley Russell was causing England problems down the right and in the 16th minute, South African captain Marsha Cox set Lilian du Plessis free before Du Plessis’ early pass found Mayne, as she netted in clinical fashion to level the scores.

With six minutes left (64th) Sam Quek made it 2-1 following a penalty corner variation to the left.


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