Shooting: Mes 2/4 Tutaia 9/9, Harten: 4/7, Housby 1/4
England has already made a change at GA, bringing on Pam Cookey.
Second quarter starts with NZ possession.
First goal of the quarter goes to NZ but Harten matches.
Teams to have scored 5 goals or less in a quarter at this World Cup: Barbados, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Uganda, Singapore, Samoa, Scotland, Trinidad and Tobago and now.... England
Kopua getting a hand to everything, but England score and then disrupt. NZ ball.
Held ball against Tutaia, strong defence from EBC (That's how I'm going to use Eboni Beckford-Chambers name)
Better from England to close the gap to four.
Tutaia rushing the shot a little bit now, misses and England score. Amazing still to hear a largely Aussie crowd bellowing for England!
Good little swing in ENGs favour now, but Mes settles it for NZ.
Cullen and Clark have a real tussle. Lot of messing around here, but it eventually gets to Harten for a two goal margin NZs way.
England attack much better with Cookey on, but as I type Kopua wins it back for NZ
England call time out as NZ go four ahead and have possession.
Phew, time for everyone to take a breath. It hasn't been at a frenetic pass, but there is a lot of tension in both teams, particularly given the quality of the defensive units.
Shot misses from Tutaia and now England break through the kiwi zone. Shooters can't get free though - outstanding defence form NZ.
England keeping in touch, but just can't quite break NZ down at the moment.
Less than a minute until half-time and NZ have possession again. Urgency to get another one away, but Langman can't handle.
No goal. Time up on the clock and NZ lead 21-17 at halftime.
England won the quarter 12-10.
@yehhaaa: They were in the final in 2011, losing by one goal in ET. They've been in every final since that format was introduced except for 1995.
Much improved quarter from the England attack, the introduction of Cookey has opened up the shooting circle and given them more flow
Shooting: Mes 8/10, Tutaia 13/15, Harten 14/17, Cookey 2/3
England (17) have less goals at halftime against the Silver Ferns than Trinidad and Tobago (25) and Malawi (24) managed. An indicator of how fiercly contested and well-defended this game is?
13 turnovers apiece for England and New Zealand, but the Silver Ferns have the edge in shooting accuracy. Both sides have been called for 30+ penalties so far.
Both teams back out now. Mes and Harten both having some shooting practice, Jodi Brown out with Mes with some wise words I'm sure.
de Bruin has the GD bib on.
Here's a story of Leana de Bruin playing the role of closer at the close of her career
Players back out, Clark with the centre.
Cullen pilfers, speed is incredible, Tutaia converts.
The two WDs in this game are exceptional talents...lucky Mystics to have both Cullen and Guthrie.
Tutaia fires in another, good start to the half from NZ and now a held ball.
Seems there are scoring and non-scoring ends. NZ is at the scoring end this quarter (umpire Ayre)
That lead has gone from four to seven in the blink of an eye
Harten gets the first one of the quarter for ENG.
Kopua staggers away a little but is up and ok. England score.
Time out again from ENG, high fives for NZ. 7-3 start to the quarter for the Ferns.