I was standing by the goal, waiting for one of my team mates to pass the ball to me.  My team mates and the opposition were in a group fighting for the ball.  Then I saw a chance and I called “straight”.  Cody heard this message and pushed the ball to me.  I watched the ball as it flew past hockey sticks and between people’s feet.  Then I caught it, I turned the ball around, aimed it up in a split second and pushed it towards the goal.  The goally put her stick down.  But the ball flew under the stick only millimetres from the hook.  The ball passed the line and I had scored a goal.  The whistle blew and I realised we were one point up.  That was an exciting and nerve racking moment.

James Hayward – Tui 2