England beat Switzerland 7-5 in one of the first matches of the new Benson and Hedges International Indoor Hockey Championships, in London on Thursday (1 January).
TV PAN Switzerland (all white strip) attacking but goal attempt is wide. (2 shots)
TV PAN England get free push and score goal through Ian Barratt. (3 shots)
TV PAN England work ball up field and Woodbridge scores their sixth goal. (6 shots)
TV AND SV Swiss attack and fail to score; England counter-attack and Mackintosh scores. (5 shots)
TV England illegally stop penalty shot.
CU England goal-keeper Barker.
SV AND LV Swiss score from re-taken penalty. (3 shots)
TV Swiss score from short corner.
VARIOUS HIGHLIGHTS OF PLAY INCLUDING FIVE GOALS.
"This is Olag for Switzerland, into the circle, can be get his shot in ? No he can't. Luckily for England because Nick Barker was out of his goal. Fine play there by Switzerland. This is Thompson, obstructed. Push to England. Oh, and a magnificent goal. The ball did go into the back of the goal because the ball was pushed form outside the circle. And it has to be pushed from inside. Good square ball, Woodbridge leaving it, for Thompson....back to Woodbridge for the shot...and it's a goal. Players moving round and there goes the shot....it was outside and put over the backline by an English stick but it doesn't matter it's a push out. Taken by Whittaker, on to Mackintosh and he's trying to find the right wing Thompson. Back to Mackintosh through the middle out to right, Mackintosh through the middle there's his shot...and it's there. England's seventh goal scored by Ian Mackintosh. This is Switzerland's sixth penalty corner this half, can they score from this one? Nichol with the shot.... stopped on the line, by Mackintosh. But he stopped it with his leg, so it is another penalty stroke. This is Nick barker who has the task of trying to save this.
That ball is seven metres from the backline and he gets it into the back of the net for Switzerland's fourth goal. and England's defenders have to stay right behind the line, can't come off the line before the ball is flicked out. Souter stopped but there's the shot and it's in the back of the net."
Initials VS 19.15 VS 19.30
SPORT: INDOOR HOCKEY
EDITOR'S NOTE: This film is serviced with an English commentary by BBC reporter, Neil Durden Smith. A transcript appears overleaf.
NEIL DURDEN SMITH
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Background: England beat Switzerland 7-5 in one of the first matches of the new Benson and Hedges International Indoor Hockey Championships, in London on Thursday (1 January).
Sides from West Germany - founders of the sport --- England, Switzerland, Austria and Wales will meet in a knock-out competition which the West Germans are favoured to win.
In Thursday's match England led 3-2 at half time. They then changed goalkeepers and brought on the acrobatic Nick Barker, and that proved the turning point of the game.
Turning away shot after shot, Barker frustrated all the Swiss attempts to draw level in a thrilling second half.
For England, Ian Barratt scored a hat-trick of goals as they raced to commanding 7-3 lead. The Swiss side fought back to score there late goals, but their challenge was handled comfortably by the British side.
Played with six-a-side teams, indoor Hockey resembles the fast ice hockey with players being allowed to bounce the ball off the sideboards.
SYNOPSIS: England beat Switzerland 7-5 in an international indoor hockey match in London on Thursday. The match was part of a two-day knock-out competition in which teams from West germany, Austria and Wales as well as the English and Swiss sides, are competing. The BBC's Neil Durden Smith tells the story of England's opening win.