New Zealand defeats Argentina

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:36 IST

New Zealand pumped in three goals against run of play for a 3-0 win against Argentina in a pool A match of the men's hockey World Cup on Wednesday night.

New Zealand defeats Argentina
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Monchengladbach, Germany:

New Zealand pumped in three goals against run of play for a 3-0 win against Argentina in a pool A match of the 11th FIH men's hockey World Cup on Wednesday night. The lumbering full-back Hayden Shaw flicked home two penalty corners (17th, 23rd minutes) and then Simon Child, moving in tandem with Blair Hopping, added one more for good measure in the 37th to give the Kiwis three points. Argentina, despite dominating most of the match, came up short inside the circle where they found Paul Woolford, playing in his 100th international, virtually unbeatable. Clearly, Argentina's best days are behind them as they did little of note despite possessing several gifted players in their ranks. The Kiwis, who were on the defensive early on, did not look back after going ahead on Shaw's first conversion that rocked Argentina whose forwards showed prodigality in missing scoring chances. (PTI)

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