Hockey: Black Sticks earn point against world champions Belgium

The Black Sticks men's hockey team has come from behind to take world champions Belgium to a penalty shootout at the Pro League in North Harbour drawing 4-4 and earning a point.

The hosts scored first thanks to a Hugo Inglis penalty stroke, which was immediately
negated due to a Cédric Charlier goal.

Maxime Plennevaux scored for the visitors just before half-time to take a 2-1 lead into the break. 

Aidan Sarikaya tied things up in the third quarter after hitting a fantatic backstick from an unlikely angle. 

Both teams scored again and looked to press for a winner, but the scored ended 4-4 which saw the game go to a penalty shootout. 

Belgium were the more clinical team in the shootout, comfortbaly winning 4-2 to take the extra point.  

Earlier, the Black Sticks Women's hockey team have conceded a late goal to lose to Belgium in hockey's Pro League at North Harbour Hockey Stadium in AucklandE

Belgium's captain Jill Boon scored with under two minutes to go getting a deflection of a drilled ball into the circle.

The Black Sticks remain winless in the competition heading into next week's clash against Great Britian and former coach Mark Hager in Christchurch.