Sunday, October 10, 2010

Malaysia punished seven times

MALAYSIA, world No 15, were hammered 7-0 by World No 1 and three-time Commonwealth Games gold medallists in Group A of the men’s hockey tournament yesterday.
And it could have been eight, if not for the missed penalty stroke early when veteran Jamie Dwyer hit the crossbar off a sixth-minute penalty stroke.
Luke Doerner notched a hat-trick off powerful penalty corner drag flicks in the fifth, 16th and 47th minutes for the world champions, who had already qualified for the semi- finals before playing Malaysia.
The other goals were scored by Simon Orchard (11th), Glenn Turner (21st), Chris Ciriello (45th) and Eddie Ock enden (55th).
Malaysia will now play in the classification matches.
The Malaysian team fielded their best but could only beat Scotland 2-0 in the Games. They lost 3-2 to India and 4-1 to Pakistan.