Australia registers 4-0 win over Argentina
Olympic champions Australia turned on the heat and romped to a 4-0 win against Argentina for their first win in two pool A matches.india Updated: Sep 10, 2006 01:23 IST
Olympic champions Australia turned on the heat and romped to a 4-0 win against Argentina for their first win in two pool A matches of the 11th FIH men's hockey World Cup at Monchengladbach.
The Aussies, No.1 in the FIH world rankings, exhibited awesome pace and power on way to the runaway victory with goals by Luke Doerner (24th), Russell Ford (25th), Michael McCann (31st) and Robert Hammond (55th).
Argentina just could not match the Aussies in pace and precision and were simply outplayed while sliding to their second defeat in three matches.
Australia, hungry for their first success after losing to Spain in their opening league match, hustled Argentina from the start and never let up on the pressure.
The fourth Australian goal perhaps best exemplified their attributes as it materialised from a counter-attack after they defended a penalty corner.
The ball was swiftly relayed upfield with minimum fuss and Hammond capped the brilliant attack.