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Two more for Pietie
- Updated: February 7, 2011
The South African women’s hockey side continued on their winning way when they beat┬á world number 17 Belgium 4-1 in the second Test between the teams at the University of Free State hockey centre in Bloemfontein on Sunday.
The 12th ranked Investec South African side beat Belgium 2-1 in the first Test last week.
South Africa led 1-0 at the break through Player of the Match Dirkie Chamberlain and superstar forward Pietie Coetzee scored from two penalty corners to take her international goals tally to 215 in 217 matches, five shy of equalling Russian Natella Krasnikova’s 220-goal world record.
Energetic midfielder Shelley Russell scored the Proteas’ other goal. At 2-0 down, dangerous forward Anouk Raes netted Belgium’s third penalty corner for her side’s lone success.
In the ninth minute, Raes won her side’s first penalty corner with some nifty stickwork down the right channel ÔÇô and then another PC went the way of the girls in the all-red strip ÔÇô and yet another was awarded shortly after by Belgian umpire Celine Martin-Schmets but it drew a chorus of disapproval from the South Africans and after consultation with SA colleague Corrine Cornelius, Martine-Schmets revised her decision to a long corner.
The unfortunate Martine-Schmets eventually had to withdraw from the match as she was suffering from flu.
The third Test match will be contested at 4pm on Monday with the fourth and final international at 3pm on Tuesday.