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Smith not happy with umpires

Mereseini Marau In New Delhi, India
Friday, February 22, 2013

ADRIAN Smith's style of hockey has been very impressive that even the Irish coach Andrew Meredith made a special mention about it at the Hero Hockey World League Round 2.

Smith has been one of the outstanding players in the team so far.

"He's been exceptional," said Meredith.

"He played a very good game and so are some of the other players."

National coach Hector Smith Sr said his younger son Adrian and John Ah Tong played their best game.

"The rest of the boys did play very well too even though we were losing," he said.

Smith Jr attributed his top form to the exposure he had while playing hockey for a season in New Zealand.

Smith played for the Auckland Indians and joined the national team for training right after they played the finals in New Zealand.

"We played a good game and I thank my teammates for outstanding performance," he said.

While they did not agree with the style of umpiring in their match against Ireland, Smith said they enjoyed that game and hoped they would do better in their game against China and their remaining matches.





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