COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Oxon ace Shipperley has sights on gold glory

Oxfordshire’s Zoe Shipperley (right) takes on New Zealand's Krystal Forgesson during yesterday’s ladies hockey semi-final  Picture: Ady Kerry

Oxfordshire’s Zoe Shipperley (right) takes on New Zealand's Krystal Forgesson during yesterday’s ladies hockey semi-final Picture: Ady Kerry

First published in Sport

Oxfordshire's Zoe Shipperley was lost for words after she helped England beat New Zealand 3-1 in a thrilling penalty shoot-out yesterday.

Lily Owsley put England ahead and it looked to be enough, only for Katie Glynn to level in the last minute.

The game then went into a penalty shuffle shoot-out where England goalkeeper Maddy Hinch saved three penalties to set up a gold final meeting with Australia tonight (8.15pm).

Shipperley, who lives in Marsh Gibbon, said: “It was absolutely amazing. I don’t know how to put it into words, but it is great to come out of that game with the win.

“We have been ticking boxes all the way through and we are now in the final.

“The last box to be ticked is the gold medal and that is what we are going for.”

The former St Edward’s School, Oxford teacher added: “We were confident about the shoot-out because we have Maddy, the best goalkeeper in the tournament and I knew she would nail it and that made us very positive.”

Today (10am) former Oxford University student Dan Fox hopes to help England men’s hockey team beat Australia to seal a place in tomorrow’s final.

  •  Do you want alerts delivered straight to your phone via our WhatsApp service? Text NEWS or SPORT or NEWS AND SPORT, depending on which services you want, and your full name to 07767 417704. Save our number into your phone’s contacts as Oxford Mail WhatsApp and ensure you have WhatsApp installed.

Latest Sport news

GOLF: End of an era as Tony Rees calls it a day after 56 years at Oxford

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Wednesday 28th January 2015

TONY Rees admits it will be an emotional day when he finally steps down after spending more than half a century as a permanent fixture on the Oxfordshire golfing scene.

Tyrone Barnett deal is not dead, says Oxford United chief executive Mark Ashton

Oxford Mail: oxford united logo 1200pix

9:10am Wednesday 28th January 2015

REPORTS suggesting Tyrone Barnett had rejected personal terms at Oxford United are wide of the mark, says chief executive Mark Ashton.

GIRLS' FOOTBALL: Crowmarsh see record wrecked by Kidlington

Oxford Mail: football generic

8:00am Wednesday 28th January 2015

Crowmarsh's unbeaten record in the Oxford Mail Girls League Under 13 Division was shattered with a 4-0 defeat at home to Kidlington Hawks.

GIRLS' FOOTBALL: Crowmarsh see record wrecked by Kidlington

Oxford Mail: football generic

8:00am Wednesday 28th January 2015

Crowmarsh's unbeaten record in the Oxford Mail Girls League Under 13 Division was shattered with a 4-0 defeat at home to Kidlington Hawks.

FOOTBALL: Karl Dodds and Chris Hirons on target to topple leaders Carterton Town A

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 28th January 2015

West Witney struck a potentially decisive blow in the Witney & District FA Premier Division title race by beating leaders Carterton Town A 2-0, writes ANTHONY BARLOW.

FOOTBALL: Abingdon's hopes in ruins after loss

Oxford Mail: football generic

8:00am Wednesday 28th January 2015

Abingdon Town’s North Berks League Division 1 title challenge was left in tatters as they were beaten 3-2 at home by league leaders Kintbury Rangers, writes PHIL ANNETS.

WOMEN'S FOOTBALL: Danielle Anderson hands Oxford City Ladies a boost

Oxford Mail: football generic

8:00am Wednesday 28th January 2015

Danielle Anderson netted a hat-trick as Oxford City Ladies regained second spot in the Southern Region Women’s League Premier Division with a crushing 8-0 win at Aldershot Town.

SCHOOLS' FOOTBALL: Oxford Academy reach national finals

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Wednesday 28th January 2015

Oxford Academy reigned supreme to triumph in the ESFA Under 12 indoor five-a-side area final at Soccer City, Fareham.

FOOTBALL: Freeland beat Bletchingdon to soothe drop fears

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Wednesday 28th January 2015

FREELAND put more distance between themselves and the bottom of the Oxfordshire Senior League Premier Division table with a 3-1 victory at basement boys Bletchingdon.

FOOTBALL: Oxford City fall to fourth successive defeat at Worcester

Oxford Mail:

7:30am Wednesday 28th January 2015

OXFORD City slipped to a disappointing 1-0 defeat at Worcester City in last night’s Vanarama Conference North clash – their fourth successive loss.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree