Maddie Hinch stars in shootout as England reach women’s hockey final

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  • Hinch unbeaten as England beat New Zealand 2-0 on penalties
  • Hosts will face Australia in final after they win India shootout

England beat New Zealand on penalties to stay on course for a first women’s hockey Commonwealth Games gold medal. Isabelle Petter and Hannah Martin scored in the shootout as the goalkeeper Maddie Hinch refused to be beaten with a series of brilliant saves and afterwards professed to “love penalties”.

The sides could not be separated in 60 intense minutes, playing out a goalless draw that was a repeat of the bronze-medal match in Australia four years ago when New Zealand won on penalties. The Black Sticks also beat England 3-1 in the World Cup last month.

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